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Story stones can be used as an aid in storytelling. These Little Red Riding Hood story stones can be used for retelling or creative storytelling.
With the free printable template (located at the end of this post), you can make your own set of story stones. They’re great for use at home or in the classroom.
Kids can make a set to tell the story of Little Red Riding Hood over and over again. They can also be used for creative writing and/or storytelling activities.
Story stones are smooth, flat stones that you paint or put stickers on. Add animals, characters, and story elements (trees, houses, etc.) that kids can use to make up stories of their own.
Little Red Riding Hood Story Stones
The story stones featured here include a stone for Little Red Riding Hood, the big bad wolf, and Grandma.
Let’s learn how to make them, and then I’ll share how you can use them in your home or classroom.
What You’ll Need
- Stones or small rocks
What You’ll Do
Take a clean stone, and paint the whole stone using white paint.
Allow the paint to dry.
Use the PDF templates to draw the outlines for the little Red Riding Hood.
Use a thin marker or a pencil to draw the outlines.
Then draw over the lines using black paint.
Allow the paint to dry.
First, use red paint to colour the red riding hood’s hood/cape.
Then, paint her dress with pink paint (or any paint of your choice).
Use brown paint to fill in the basket.
Then use a skin-toned paint to fill in the little red riding hood’s face.
Use the marker to draw her eyes, mouth and hair’s outline.
Then, use yellow paint to fill in her hair.
Finish it off by filling in the eyes.
Follow the same steps to complete the wolf and Grandma. Use grey and white paint to paint the wolf. Paint Grandma’s hair grey and her dress pink (or your favorite color).
You can seal these with mod podge, if you’d like.
how to use story stones
You can use book-based story stones to retell your focus story. Have kids place the stones in order as you read the story aloud. Then, they can use the stones to retell the story.
You can use generic story stones to encouraging creative storytelling or creative writing. Have them pick out three stones and use them in a sentence.
Have them choose ten stones to tell or write a creative paragraph.
Versions of Little Red Riding Hood
Fill your book basket with a great collection of Little Red Riding Hood variations. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore.
If you have a hard time finding them, you can order them on Amazon by clicking the images below.
Honestly, Red Riding Hood Was Rotten! – OF COURSE you think I did a horrible thing by eating Little Red Riding Hood and her granny. You don’t know the other side of the story. Well, let me tell you…
Red Riding Hood – Red Riding Hood encounters an urbane wolf on the way to her sick grandmother’s house.
Ninja Red Riding Hood – His craving for meat sends Wolf to classes at the dojo, and soon he’s ready to try out his new moves. A little girl and her tiny granny should be easy targets—right?
This is a great companion to a girl or boys paper doll set or can be used on its own. Kids will love being able to play out the complete story of Little Red Riding Hood with this set.
Kids love story telling using finger puppets. And what better story to put in a felt play set than the famous Little Red Riding Hood. Your little ones can reenact all the scenes using the finger puppets characters and tell the story in their own unique way.