Skip a Stone

Skip a stone

Do you remember the first time you successfully skipped a stone? It is one of my favorite memories of my father! All you need is a lake or pond (smooth water is best); several small to palm sized flat stones; patience; and encouragement. The trick for me was to stand at an angle, extend my throwing arm, flip the wrist trying to send the stone just above the water, as flat as I could. How many times can you skip a stone?

Internet links to help you:

This one is for the grown-ups to share with their favorite kids. It explains how it works and tells about the Guinness Record holder (Jerdone Coleman McGhee, 38 bounces): http://discovermagazine.com/2003/aug/featscienceof

Books:

The Art of Stone Skipping and Other Fun Old-Time Games: Stoopball, Jacks, String Games, Coin Flipping, Line Baseball, Jump Rope, and More – by Jayne Jaudon Ferrer

The Skipping Stone – by Kelly Lenihan (Author),   and Oona Risling-Sholl (Illustrator)

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