Story Starters and Writing Prompts

For bedtime and classroom.

Tooth Fairy Story Starter

Tonight would be her first night out collecting the teeth. She just needed to…

Pet Dog Story Starter

He couldn’t believe what he’d read. Did cats really…

Tower Writing Prompt

The tower guards had vanished. All of a sudden…

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.


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