The Scribble Stones

The Scribble Stones

Title: The Scribble Stones by Diane Alber

Why I chose it: "Scribble Stones" is a delightful story that encourages creativity, self-expression, and embracing imperfection. Through the playful illustrations and whimsical storyline, children learn that art comes in many forms and that it's okay to make mistakes.

Reading Comprehension Questions:
18 months to 3 years old:

  1. What do the stones in the story want to become?
  2. How do the stones feel when they realize they're not perfect?
  3. What do the stones learn by the end of the story?

4-7 years old:

  1. Why do you think the stones are worried about being perfect?
  2. How does the character of Scribble help the stones embrace their imperfections?
  3. What message do you think the author is trying to convey through the story?

Craft idea: Scribble Art


  • White Paper
  • Marker or crayon
  • Paintbrushes
  • Water Color Paints
  • Water
  • Small Rocks or Pebbles


  1. Place the white paper on a flat surface.
  2. Encourage children to use markers or crayons to create colorful scribbles and doodles on the paper, expressing their creativity freely.
  3. For an extra sensory experience, provide small rocks or pebbles and invite children to dip them in watercolor paint and use them to make impressions on the paper.
  4. Let the artwork dry completely before displaying or hanging it up.

Snack idea: Colorful Fruit Salad


  • Strawberries
  • Pineapple chunks
  • Blueberries
  • Kiwi slices
  • Mango chunks
  • Grapes
  • Honey or yogurt (optional, for drizzling)


  1. Wash and prepare the fruits as needed, cutting them into bite-sized pieces.
  2. Place the fruit in separate bowls or arrange them on a platter to create a colorful display.
  3. Let children choose their favorite fruits and create their own colorful fruit salad combinations.
  4. Optional: Drizzle honey or yogurt over the fruit salad for added sweetness and flavor.

By reading "Scribbling Stones" and engaging in these craft and snack activities, children are inspired to unleash their creativity, embrace imperfection, and celebrate the joy of self-expression through art.

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