Letter Stones

Are you looking for more letter activities for your children to play with at home? These are perfect~ letter stones! I am so in love with them! They are absolutely enjoyable to play with and were really easy and inexpensive to make.

I saw this post on making story stones from Happy Hooligans and pinned it on Pinterest quite a while ago. I thought I’d start saving up stones we found to begin making our own collection, but that was sadly taking too long.

Yesterday I was at Michaels (for something unrelated), and I noticed they had bags of river stones on sale for $1.00 so I grabbed a few bags, some extra Modge Podge and headed for the sticker aisle. As I was browsing for stickers that might make good story stones, I went by the letter stickers. Inspiration hit! Not only am I going to make story stones, wouldn’t letter stones be great?! I searched for way too long because I am overly picky for a bit and finally found some letter stickers that were lower case and a decent font for younger kids. I checked out and headed home.

I set up the work area and rinsed the stones. Then I just applied the stickers to each stone and sealed them with Modge Podge. Voila! Letter stones!

You can never have too many toys around your house that encourage both learning and play~ so excited to add these to our collection! If you have younger children, check the sizes of your stones for choking hazards. These are very small, so we only use them with Theodore when we are right there with him.

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38 Responses to Letter Stones

  1. Louise says:

    Love this idea! I think you are right! This is a great way to teach our alphabet and spell! Can’t wait to get some letters!

  2. Regula says:

    Great idea. I can use it in my English classes. 🙂

  3. angaleta says:

    Brilliant idea! Building, playing and learning.

  4. The Monko says:

    we’ve made story stones this way but letters and numbers is a great idea. I’ll have to get to work!

  5. I love this idea, so creative!
    Thank you so much for sharing over on Tutorial Thursdays, much appreciated 🙂
    x
    Natalie
    http://www.marigoldsloft.blogspot.com

  6. artclubblog says:

    I love using stones for a variety of arts and crafts projects, and I just love your idea!

  7. Kelly says:

    A fabulous idea, they would be great with numbers too.

  8. I cannot wait to do this with my Bean. He wants to read like his big brother, and we just need to play more games like this. Thank you!

  9. enchantedhomeschoolingmom says:

    What a creative idea! My kids would LOVE doing this with their spelling words. I have pinned this onto my Language Arts Board. Thanks for linking up this week to my Enchanted Thursdays Blog Hop!

  10. Mud Hut Mama says:

    I love these! What a great idea – I’m going to start collecting stones!

  11. Alison says:

    I am going to share this with my sister who has little children – I think she’ll love the idea!

    • buggy & buddy says:

      I hope she does! I think they would be a great gift as well, I may need to make some for my daughter’s classroom.

  12. Great idea, pinned it 🙂

  13. dianaramblesdotcom says:

    Awesome idea!

  14. Kerri Warmus says:

    Absolutely fabulous! We are home-schooling our son and these will be really special. Thank you so much for sharing!!!!

  15. I love this! In fact, I love it so much I recently did this myself. Lol. You beat me to posting 🙂 And were far more genius about it! Yours turned out wonderful and I so wish I would have seen this post before I did mine!

    • buggy & buddy says:

      Great minds think alike! Lol! I would love to see your letter stones. Can’t wait to read more of your blog, it looks like it’s full of great ideas!

  16. Carla says:

    This looks wonderful! I love the texture of stones, and putting letters on them would make them fabulous for early literacy!! I’m going to share this on my PreschoolPowolPackets Facebook page!

  17. Becki says:

    Great idea! Thank you for sharing on Eco Kids Tuesdays. I think my daughters would love these! I Pinned the idea here: http://pinterest.com/pin/48554502204175563/

  18. Hannah says:

    What a great idea! I bet our playschool children would love this! Thanks for linking up to Eco-KidsTuesday!

  19. Allison says:

    I have a ton of stones from Dollar Tree and a ton of letter stickers. I need to make a set of these! Thanks for sharing with The Sunday Showcase.

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  21. jtulip says:

    Those are great! So many different games you can play with them. Thanks for sharing at Mom’s Library!

  22. Sugar Aunts says:

    Love the idea! Looks like something my kids would enjoy!

  23. Carrie says:

    How fun!! Thank you so much for sharing at Sharing Saturday!!

  24. tricia says:

    Love this idea! I’ve been trying to do this for a long time and have also got caught up on the idea of collecting our own rocks. I too will spend way too much time in Michaels trying to get just the right stones,fonts, and stickers! 🙂 thanks for the great post!

    • buggy & buddy says:

      Thank you! And I loved your post about hiding little treasures in your planters~ adorable! Now, I just need some planters! 🙂

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  26. Karyn says:

    Fun! We made some painted ones a while back- yours are darling! Thanks for linking up to Share It Saturday~ I’ll be featuring you tomorrow!

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