Story Writing Ideas

Do your children ever need some inspiration when writing stories? Browse these great ideas and resources!

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BrainPOP Story Cubes

BrainPOP Story Cubes

Use these free Story Cube templates as the starting point for a range of writing and story telling activities with your children!
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The Box of Secrets

The Box of Secrets

The Box of Secrets is a wonderful way of introducing a topic to children... or giving them a puzzle that they have to solve.
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The Magic Door

The Magic Door

A wonderful starting point for creative writing.
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Traditional Story Language

Traditional Story Language

A collection of words and phrases which can be used when writing traditional stories.
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Story Pairs

Story Pairs

Ask your children to write their own stories and invent their own animals for a magical night zoo.
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Story Starters

A set of brilliant story starters to give children ideas for a story. They could also be used as an extension activity for those who have finished their Literacy work.
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Story Writing Rules

Story Writing Rules

A set of golden rules to help children with their story writing.
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Story Starters

Story Starters

The resource below contains one hundred different prompts for stories. Each story starter is on a single card which can be used in a variety of ways:
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Willow Pattern Activities

A number of activities (some of which have links with Art) which are based upon the Willow Pattern story.
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Alien Planet

Alien Planet

A help sheet, giving children ideas and support, when writing stories.
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Making Comic Books

Use existing comic artists as inspiration for your own comic book work.
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Cinderella Sentence Completion

Cinderella Sentence Completion

Ask your pupils to complete this version of the Cinderella story (answers in the headers can be deleted).
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Crazy Stories

A fun team-based activity, involving sharing characters, settings and more, to write a crazy story!
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Pirate Adventure

Pirate Adventure

How will your children complete this pirate adventure?
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Desert Island Activity

This half-termly project is based on the Desert Island Discs show.