Great Adventures With The Pebble In My Pocket!
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The Pebble in My Pocket is a great book which follows an ordinary pebble on an extraordinary adventure through time! Starting with a simple pebble that the child in the book has found, we go back in time to see when it was first formed from the heart of a volcano 480 million years ago. Each page brings shows us what happens to it in a new era in time, until we eventually end back at the beginning with the simple pebble that started the book.
This got Peakles and I thinking about the adventures some of our simple pebbles must have had. We have collected pebbles on our holidays, trips to the beach and bought a few from natural history museums too! The book inspired us to try out some new adventures this year with the pebble in our pocket too!
Ideas for The Pebble in My Pocket Adventures
First, we will need a pebble and the book before we can start on our Adventures.
Visit Some Museums
Peakles and I love museums. We find the displays fascinating, the exhibits are interesting and we love learning about different ideas and cultures too. We will visit these museums and see if we can find out where our pebble would fit in. It could be an industrial museum like Woodhorn Colliery which is all about coal mining in the North East of England or it could be a natural history museum which has different fossils. It could be an agricultural museum where the farmers had to hand pick the pebbles out of the fields.
Go On Some Nature Walks
We plan on getting out into the countryside more this year and to go on more nature walks. In the UK, there is a tradition of placing a stone at the top of a hill to make a cairn. We have not really taken any notice of these humble pebbles and stones on our walks, but this year we will carry a few pebbles on our journeys!
Finally, we have just started geocaching. Geocaching is a combination of orienteering and a treasure hunt! We have recently joined in with many others who spend some time looking for hidden treasures throughout the area. You have a set of coordinates or GPS information which guides you to the correct location. Sometimes there is a waterproof box in which people have left small items and trinkets. Once you find the box you can take one of these as long as you leave one of your own. Peakles and I plan to leave a pebble and the ISBN number of the book for future geocachers to find!
We hope you enjoy these Pebble in My Pocket Adventures as much as we do. In fact, keep checking our updates throughout the year as we spread a little pebble joy on our Pebble in my Pocket Adventures!
Storybook Science Series
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