Making one is a great activity for the kids while camping. Build up the suspense by telling the kids they’re going to make a weather forecasting rock. Explain it’s an ancient Indian ritual, but don’t tell them how it works.
A fist-size, (or larger), rock or stone
3 pieces of wood – usually fallen wood, as straight as possible, minimum 1” in diameter and 24” long. (can be any size you want)
4 to 6 feet of lashing material – rope, cord, or twine
Something to write and make the sign with – can be a sheet of paper, cardboard, or flat wood you can write on