Over the summer I had the opportunity to move my daughter from Alberta to Aberdeen, Scotland. She had taken a one year teaching contract so I jumped at the chance to help her get settled and get in some great sightseeing at the same time. During one of our excursions I came across these Storyteller Dice (created in Denmark).
They reminded me of Rory’s Story Cubes that I had seen on Amazon. I bought one set while in Aberdeen and then for Christmas my daughter sent me two more. I like that they don’t take up too much room in my bag when I travel around to schools.
As a facilitator, I support teachers, library staff, educational assistants. I plan many workshops, lessons and source out resources.
Two ways that I use them with adults is:
- Anticipatory – based on the outcomes/topic, what sentence can you create with 2-3 (or all the) cubes to share what you already know or wonder about the topic?
- Summative – create a sentence with 2-3 (or all the) cubes to share what you noticed about the topic, what your are excited about, or what are your next steps?
If you do not currently have access to these cubes, you can create your own. Grab some dice from the Dollarstore or create your own cardboard dice and add images to the sides. You can have themed dice or just random images, whatever you desire.
I also use the Dixit Cards (english and french) in a similar fashion. Instead of choosing many cards, participants choose one card to share their thoughts.