Monday, January 24, 2011

Story Dice!

Have you ever heard of story dice? They're just about the most fun thing ever for a cold or rainy day. It's good fun for ages 3 to 103, once you let loose and let your imagination go.

Making your own set of story dice is simple.

1. Buy some blank wooden cubes. You can find them at Michael's or Hobby Lobby. Or, if you want to buy them in bulk, here is one example of a website that sells them:

2. Sew or buy a cute little pouch to store the dice.

3. Decorate your cubes. It doesn't matter how many you want in your set, but six is a nice number to start. The older the kids, the more dice they can handle. You can use crayola fine tip markers, sharpie fine tips, paint if you are really adventurous, or do what I did. Find tiny stickers to stick on each side and (voila!) you have a great set of story dice, done the lazy way. I found packs of 1000 tiny stickers at Dollar Tree a while back and they were perfect for this project.

4. Give the pouch to your kids and let them go crazy. Reroll to make the story go on and on and on and on and on.

The best part of the game is that any kid can participate, regardless of reading level. Bonus!

Here's where I got my orignial inspiration:

Oh, and please don't give these to your baby. Age 3 and up, people!

Here is our set:

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