DA#9 – Gentle Pebbles

How can we make small children experience, in a direct and fun way, the impact of messages shared online?

While exploring the topic of minerals and their possible transformations, children reflect on how the messages we share online, both positive and negative, spread and have an impact on others. Children, educators and parents go on a pebble hunt, exploring natural environments such as rivers and small streams but also mountain paths, city parks, etc. The collected pebbles will be ‘transformed’ by the children’s creativity into tools for spreading positive messages in public spaces.

An idea from

Cabiria Manca, ECEC educator at the Kindergarten “Scuola dell’Infanzia Bosco Incantato”, Bellaria-Igea-Marina – Italy.

In co-design with Zaffiria.


7 activities (30-40 min each)


4-5 years


  1. Reflect on the dissemination and impact of the messages we share online and offline.
  2. Fostering a sense of belonging to a wider community.

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