Story Starters and Writing Prompts

For bedtime and classroom.

Book Animals

Here's a story starter with wild animals needing some help.  If you have an idea for a different Story Starter sentence, or want to add a sentence...

Dad in Trouble

Here's a writing prompt for all those kids out there who want to get their Dad in trouble!  And hopefully rescue him too.  If you have an idea for a...

The Magic Umbrella

Here's a writing prompt that urgently needs someone to write a rainbow.   If you have an idea for a different Story Starter sentence, or want to add...

Snoozy in Trouble

 This weeks Writing Prompt is has spikes and claws.  There' s plenty here for your child to work with. If you have an idea for a different Story...

How To Use the Story Starters for Bedtime Stories

Ask Questions

Ask you child what do they think is happening now in the picture and what will happen next?

Ask your child for the next sentence

Have your child tell you the next sentence in the story, and then you make up the next sentence, taking turns until you have story.

If you get stuck, try this

Use a word or phrase like ‘suddenly’, ‘just then’, ‘they didn’t know it, but’, and ‘surprisingly’.  Then add in something random and unexpected.


Writing Prompts

You’ll find Story Starters that can be used for Writing Prompts for both older and younger students.  You can search on categories to find a subject or theme that interests you.

View All Story Starters

Find a list of all the Story Starters here. Click on the one you want and you’ll go to its full-sized page, where you can print it if you like.


If you love stories, chances are you’ll love this month Featured Book:




Kids in Despair; Villains lay a Snare; Parents Aren’t Aware

Logan can’t wait to visit Meeka, but what promises to be a fun trip to her over-the-top wealthy home turns into a nightmare. Everyone he meets has secrets, even Meeka. But when a crime is uncovered, and Nate is kidnapped, Logan, Meeka and Poet know exactly what they need to do. Go and get him back—no matter what the risk.


The Con Artist’s Takeover is the second book in the Crime Stopper Kids Mysteries series   for 9-12 year olds.


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