I just found this website via Angela Maiers blog and wanted to share it with you.
Iconscrabble converts words (maximum of eighteen characters) to icon images. You'll see "Book Chook" above. Once you enter your word, it generates that word in icons. Then you get the chance to download it as a png file to your computer, tweet it, share it via a gazillion sites, or create a new one. I also tried it with words and spaces. So long as the total wasn't over 18 characters, it worked fine.
There isn't much room for narrative on a site like this, BUT I think it would make a fun way to generate a story title or heading for a written report. If your kids need to practise their spelling words for school, they could enter them here and generate icon pictures to "see" the word in a different way.
Spell with Flickr is similar to Iconscrabble, and another great way to involve your kids in playing with words.