In order to do this activity, you will need to create storytelling cubes for your students. One cube should have a different character on each side and the other cube should have a different problem image on each side (ie. thunderbolt, broken heart, etc.) Once students have rolled each cube, have them come up with a story. This activity is very flexible and could be used as a speaking or writing activity. Students can work individually, in pairs, or in groups, depending on what you want them to accomplish. You can even hand out a cube template and allow students to make their own storytelling cubes. This way they get to decide which characters and problems they want to use.
Source: Elizabeth Peterson, The Inspired Classroom