Story Dice is a creative tool and game that helps prompt ideas for plot, character, and setting. They can be used effectively for both written and oral storytelling.
They are great for a wide variety of age groups ranging from preschoolers to teenagers. They don’t require reading, so it’s an ideal tool for using in a preschool story circle as well as a general writing prompt for all ages without reading or native language barriers.
What do the icons mean? What is that a picture of exactly?
We get asked for definitions of the icons every day – but their meanings are intentionally open, in order to trigger multiple associations. For example, the castle can be a castle, or it can refer to a princess, or to someone who’s behaving in a guarded way.
Your brain is constantly trying to make meanings and it thinks in pictures. When you look at an icon, you can’t help but find meaning. Your brain is doing it all the time, constantly filling in the gaps. Your brain searches through all your memories and experiences to try and find a meaningful association.
Every classroom needs a set of Story Dice!
“What we like to do, is take turns, each of us telling a story that uses all of those elements. And then we, as a family, vote on the best one.”
“We are using Story Dice for our Personal Narrative writing unit. I have 3 autistic kiddos in my class & 3 others with special needs. Projecting the Story Dice is an awesome prompt for all of my class, but especially for these unmotivated writers. They can’t wait to select one of the 10 dice to make a connection and write a narrative piece. It has made it easy for me to provide prompts and especially easy for me to differentiate among a vast range of learning abilities! YOU ROCK! Thank you.” – Marie P., 2nd Grade Teacher
Click here for more ideas about how to use these storycubes in the classroom!