- Color the images
- Cut out the cubes
- Fold on the lines and put glue on the tabs to create your cubes. Add tape if needed to hold your cubes together.
- Paper Story Cube Instructions.pdf (printable PDF - with templates)
- Example Story Cubes
- Blank Story Cube Template (printable PDF)
- Animal Story Cube Template (printable PDF)
- Magic Story Cube Template (printable PDF)
- People Story Cube Template (printable PDF)
- Places Story Cube Template (printable PDF)
How to play with your story cubes:
Every time your child rolls the cubes they will get different characters and objects to spark their imagination. Your child starts by rolling all four story cubes. They then use the four pictures that they see to build a story. They can tell any story they like as long as they find a way to weave in the characters and items on their story cubes along the way.
They give a great starting point for story planning and creating. You’ll find that they often lead to some funny, wacky and magical stories. And they’ll have great fun along the way.
Use these story cubes to help you create a story. Here are some ideas to inspire you:
- Basic Storytelling: Using at least three cubes, throw each one. Now tell a short story using the three face-up sides of the cubes.
- Advanced Story-telling: Challenge yourself to tell a story using all the sides of one story cube.
- Six-Word Stories: Write or tell a six-word story using one side of the cube. If you really want a challenge, try adding two story cube images into one, six-word story.
- Collaborative story-telling: In a group of at least 5 players, tell a story collaboratively. For this activity, each player rolls a random story cube. The first player starts the story off using the image faced up on their cube. Then the next player picks a story cube and rolls that out. They then continue the story from the previous player using the image on their dice. Carry on until the story is complete or until all players have had two to three goes each.
- Build Friendships: Story cubes are great way to get to know each other. Working in pairs, each player rolls out the story cube. Whatever the story cube lands on, the player must either tell a personal story relating to that image or provide an interesting fact about the image.
- Idea Generation: Roll out three story cubes. Whatever images are faced up, use all these to come up with at least 3 different story ideas.
- Character Cubes: Roll out a character story cube. Now you must write a short description to describe this character.
- Role-playing activity: For this activity, you need two players. Each player has their own character cube. They both roll their cubes and whatever character is facing upwards, they will need to pretend to talk like their character to each other. This is great for developing dialogue, communication skills and as a script-writing activity.
Story Cube designs are from https://masandpas.com/story-cubes/
Story Cube writing ideas are from https://www.imagineforest.com/blog/story-cubes-game/