Monday, 3 February 2014

stone circle building

Before I was born, Mum and Dad visited Stonehenge but the trip was tainted by Daddy crashing the car; they were even picked up by a company called Stone Henge Recovery. 

I'd like to point out that nobody was injured but it's a bit of a soar point so it doesn't get brought up very often. Dad swore never to visit Stonehenge again but, since their last visit, much work has been done to improve the visitor's experience of this great heritage site, including the building of a large and modern visitor's centre.

And so... Mummy is working on getting Dad to change his mind. After all, every Time Travelling Toddler needs a trip to Stonehenge, right?

In the mean time, we've been making our own Timber and Stone Circles.

To make one too, you will need to...

1. Go on an adventure to find your building materials. (Sticks and/or stones are ideal).

2. Find some suitable containers, we used seed trays but you could use old roasting trays, tin foil trays or old biscuit tins.

3. Fill your trays with soil or sand.

4.Build your structures in a rough circle or in any pattern you desire.

To discover more about Stonehenge please click here.


  1. Absolutely love this post - right up our street! Some fantastic ideas and pictures :) x

  2. I love this idea! Thanks for sharing x

  3. Such a lovely idea.
    Thanks for sharing #LetKidsBeKids

  4. Great idea, my stick and stone obsessed 4yo would love it :) #LetKidsBeKids

  5. How fabulous, what a great idea. Our toddler would absolutely love it - great post :)

  6. This is great, I love Stonehenge, all stone circles and the like, fantastic. #CountryKids

  7. A great idea! No chance of crashing the car either!

  8. What a fun idea! We have made a leaf picture recently but we've never tried building things out of sticks and stones - just collected them and then having them sit around for a bit!

    1. We don't seem to be able to go anywhere without collecting few sticks. You might like to try stick art too, it's quite fun to do :)