As well as being the mother of cubers, I’m also an author and run a regular writer’s group for teenagers at my local library.
A few months ago, I was trying to find a creative writing for the group, and this is what I used:
I raided Nat’s collection to find cubes in different shapes and sized, and the kids were able to choose one cube from the pile. Nat was in the middle of re-stickering the black cube, which is why it doesn’t have stickers!
The kids came up with some amazing pieces – from tales of learning how to solve a cube, to creating a whole World inside a cube! There were one or two who just wanted to play with the cubes and try and solve them! Nat had to solve them all when we were done.
For any writer’s who are reading this, don’t underestimate a cube as a writing prompt!
For any parents who want to get their cubers to write, invite them to pick a cube and use it as a writing prompt. You never know what sort of story they may come up with!