We had a Creative Writers meeting today. Even with all the stress of trying to write my final assignment for the Children’s Literature course (due in next week and still missing 850 words) I managed to write a short one page story.
It seemed to go down well. It took its inspiration from an article on nature deficit disorder which I recently read.
Then as an activity and as homework I bought out my storycubes. These were recently given to me as a late birthday present from a friend (thank you!), and I’ve been dying to give them a go.
The set contains 9 cubes with an image on each side of each cube. The idea is to roll the cubes and then use the images to create a story. (apparently you should start with ‘Once upon a time…’)
See the above image to see a selection of images to use for this weeks homework. The aim is to use all nine images in your story. Its up to you what the image should mean – there are many different levels. For instance the sheep could be a simple farm yard animal, or a sheep skin rug, or a black sheep of the family etc.