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Make your own story cube

Learning type: Classroom activity
Category: Creative writing, Get inspired
Programme: Read Write Count
Language: English
Genre: Adventure, Animals, Fiction, Gaming
Age group: 6-8, 9-11

Story cubes (also known as story dice) are a great way to generate story ideas, whether you write them down or choose to tell them aloud!

Below is a cube template for you to print and use. It is large enough for pupils to draw different illustrations onto the sides. You can either:

Scottish Book Trust recommends creating three cubes from the three categories below: setting, character and item. Setting, character and item are key starting points for any story.

If pupils are making just one cube each, we recommend they choose to decorate two sides from the three categories. e.g. two characters, two settings and two items. The lists below are suggestions and not prescriptive, and remember pupils can be as creative as they like when picking their story cube prompts!




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