Cool Storytelling Tools: Rory’s Story Cubes

I don’t know how I managed to go so long without learning about Rory’s Story Cubes. I mean, these are right up my alley and look like a lot of fun. I plan on snatching them up to use with my kids, and also maybe to use on my own to generate story ideas for my own writing.

For any of you who have also managed to never hear about them, Rory’s Story Cubes are 6-sided dice with various icons on each side, which when rolled to get random images, the player puts together to improvise a story, as can be seen in this introductory video:

I think this can be a fantastic way to spend some time with your kids, entertaining one another while developing creativity. Aside from the basic set, there are (as can be expected) various expansions covering Actions, Voyage, Clues, Enchanted Action, and even things like Batman and Doctor Who!

Seriously, I am going to have to buy all of these…

If you’re looking for something quick and fun to play with your kids, friends, or even alone while flexing your creativity muscles, check them out!

 

2 Comments

  1. I use these in my classroom to jumpstart journal writing with my students. Some students have a hard time coming up with an idea, so they can take the cubes back to their desks to roll and write!

    • I have read about a number of teachers using them, which really seems like a great idea. As a parent, I think they would be very useful for my kids. My younger son is pretty adept at crafting stories already, but my elder son has never really expressed much interest in storytelling until recently. They seem like a useful tool to jumpstart the process. I also think they could be fun for me personally, as I love storytelling.

      Have your student been successful using them? Do they enjoy using them?

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