If you have kids, chances are good you’ve been trying to find things to do for the past few weeks that don’t involve a lot of other people. Self-isolation doesn’t necessarily mean staying inside and watching a screen. It means keeping to yourself. We have come up with a few fun ways to keep to yourself using some of the stone and rock we have at our facility.
Tic Tac Toe
We found a few ways to play tic tac toe with our products. For the first one, get nine large and dark limestone, quarry stack or another flat building stone. Lay them out in your grass in a tic tac toe pattern with grass between as the lines. Use chalk to write your X’s and O’s. Have a wet towel or spray bottle nearby to clean after each round.
If you already have pavers and don’t want to mess with water, draw the tic tac toe board with chalk and use one color stone as your X’s and another as O’s. Spring Creek and Pigeon River rock are both excellent options.
This may seem pretty obvious because you need a rock to play. However, if you’d rather have your kids in your backyard rather than near the street, then you’ll want our rock and stone. First, choose any of our stepping stones and assemble them into a hopscotch configuration. Consider mixing different color stones. Add the numbers with paint or chalk.
Patio pavers and other building stone can make a great balance challenge. Place a few together and then choose a new direction and add a few more. Incorporate a basket and ball or bean bag and a few more pavers and you have a backyard obstacle course. You can make a long straight one if you want a balance beam in your own backyard.
Think about how much fun your kids have doing mazes on paper. Take one and re-create the pattern on the ground using any of our building stones like flagstone, fieldstone, quarry stack or even paving stones. If this is an element you want to keep on your property and don’t place the rocks at ground level, make sure you can fit your lawnmower or weed wacker into all the spaces to keep your grass trimmed.
We know this is a different time than we’ve experienced in our lifetime. With a little creativity and work, you can turn your old backyard into a place your kids love to be. Stop into The Rock Place at 475 Wade Herrod Rd in Smyrna to choose the elements you need or call us at (615) 459-9200, let us know what you want and we’ll have it ready for you if you’d prefer not to walk around our facility.