Teach writing skills to your KS1, Year 1 and Year 2 children with our selection of Story Starter and Prompts activities. Our PowerPoints, activities and picture cards are excellent for teaching your children how to start stories and sentences.
Perhaps you just want a basic plot idea on which to build a story. This generator will give you a setting for your story - sometimes a very unusual setting! It will also give you a theme for your story and an object that should play a part. Click on the Story Idea button and get those creative writing juices flowing.
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.
Writing From the Heart. One of the easiest ways to write a terrific story is to write about what you know. You can use prompts below to help you harness your own life and background to come up with story ideas that are easy to develop.
The Secret to Endless Ideas. The solution to generating original ideas is, quite simply, to begin writing. The mere act of typing can coax out ideas. It’s astonishing how many great story ideas are subconsciously floating around our minds—begging to be released.
Check out our top 100 short story ideas for every genre here. Twenty Out of this World Story Ideas Just so you know, these are “soft sci-fi” rather than “hard sci-fi,” which basically means they’re more focused on character than math and science.
Here are some writing ideas and story starters to get you into the process of comedic story writing. If you aspire to write comedy short stories that literally make readers laugh out loud, or if you just want to write a short story with a whimsical point of view, here are some prompts to get you started on the best comedy stories you’ve ever written.
Every story needs a star. From famous footballers to pet hamsters to superheroes, unforgettable characters make stories come to life. These four fun activities will help any aspiring author dream up some page-turning protagonists. Make sure you remind your child to submit their finished story to this year’s BBC 500 Words short story competition!