My kiddos enjoy telling stories, and I enjoy reading them! One of the ways I encourage their creative minds to express themselves is by using Rory’s Story Cubes.
As the product description says, these “cubes” help generate story ideas and provide hours of imaginative play for all ages. There are a variety of ways to use them, but I take about six (to keep the story short and manageable) and role them. My kids then use whatever image pops up to tell their stories. It’s a neat way to prod them to think outside their normal storytelling and they tend to get a chuckle out of the funny things that can occur.