Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Soothing Stones

Once in a while (or sometimes every other day!) children end up with a "learning injury".  Bumps, bruises, blisters, scrapes and stings all need something to ease the pain and my co-worker Andrea introduced me to a very eco-friendly way to do this! 
Stones.  Rounded and smooth.
Keep these stones in the freezer and when a boo-boo ensues:  choose a stone, wrap in a small cloth and apply to boo-boo'ed area! 
  • To personalize the stones, take children on a hunt for their perfect soothing stone and then use a permanent marker to write the childs name on it. 
  • Instead of trying to scramble to find a cloth for wrapping, you could sew or crochet your own little pocket to keep the stone in.
  • The cooling effect lasts for about 45 minutes (depending on stone size). 
  • The stones are easy to transport in a cooler for outtings or at camp.
  • Alternately, you may just want to use soothing stones as a nice way to cool down on a hot day or ease an aching muscle.
Have a Soothing Day!
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