Tell Tale by Blue Orange is another fun story card game, but is more suited for older elementary school children. I like it because it has such a variety of pictures in it, so children can really make up any genre of story. I picked up each of the items above on Amazon for around ten dollars apiece.
I found these story stones on Pinterest and just fell in love with them. I found the lovely collage stones on the left at red bird craft's blog, and the pretty painted stones at Poppit's Cupboard. I can't wait to make these with Elle and Aiden.
This writing prompt box tutorial is very helpful. It gives some practical and clever ideas explaining how to set up and use writing boxes. I always used writing boxes in my classroom writing center, but hadn't really used them at home since the children naturally make up stories while playing with their own toys. It would be fun to make some and put them away for a rainy day.
We made this I Spy as a game, but it has turned out to be great for story telling as well. Aiden just weaves a story as he finds each object! He is having some trouble with properly pronouncing a few of his letter sounds, so I think I will make an I Spy for story telling and fill it with items that begin with the letter v and f. That way I can trick him into practicing the sounds as he tells me a story:)
What do you use to inspire your little one's story telling? I'd love some new ideas!