Pebble Games and Activities for Kids

Skipping Stones

Skipping stones is a kids' activity that's been around for a long, long time. If you've ever wondered how to skip rocks across a surface, here's your chance to learn. Once you get the hang of it, learn the physics of rock-skipping.

What You'll Need:

  • Flat rocks no larger than your palm

First, find a calm body of water. Then find some flat rocks. Rivers and seashores often have the best skipping rocks.

The perfect stone for skipping has rounded edges, is flat on both sides, and fits in the palm of your hand. It can be bigger if it's not too heavy, or smaller if it's not too light. Try rocks of different sizes.

For best results, throw sidearm so that the flat side skips across the water as it spins. If you throw just right, the rock should bounce across the surface of the water.

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