Creative Story Ideas for Middle Schoolers

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Creative Story Ideas for Middle Schoolers

Creative Story Ideas— Creative writing in all forms has immeasurable benefits for young minds, but short stories are without a doubt one of the most effective ways to get those brains turning.

Creative Story Ideas for Middle SchoolersWhen students write short stories, they practice a number of key creative skills, including imagination, critical thinking, description, consequence, and empathy.

These all-new creative story ideas for middle schoolers include 34 brief scenarios or plot devices to help your students begin writing.  Staring down a blank page with no ideas is the hardest place to start, but even a simple prompt like “a family that goes on an exotic safari” or “a winter with a record-breaking amount of snow” can be all that is needed to spark a student’s imagination.  Best of all, students will be delighted to see the number of different possibilities one sentence can lead to as they and their classmates all come up with their own unique stories.

Use these creative story ideas for middle schoolers to get your students excited about the process of fiction writing this year!

Creative Story Ideas: 34 Starters and Prompts for Middle Schoolers

  1. Write a story about a garden where anything can grow.
  2. Write a story about a discovery made in a secret cave.
  3. Write a story about a young girl who is extremely talented at math.
  4. Write a story about a graffiti artist with an unusual style who paints all around a town.
  5. Write a story about a professional chess player and what he or she is thinking during a big tournament.
  6. Write a story about a beach vacation that gets interrupted by a dangerous storm.
  7. Write a story about a young boy growing up on Mars.
  8. Write a story about a group of people dining in a busy restaurant.
  9. Write a story about an unsolved mystery and the detective who is searching for clues.
  10. Write a story about an idyllic summer barbecue that gets interrupted by a dramatic guest.
  11. Write a story about a dragon that breathes fireworks instead of fire.
  12. Write a story about a winter with a record-breaking amount of snow.
  13. Write a story about an alternate world where the people you know all act like the opposites of themselves.
  14. Write a story about a small town with a giant problem.
  15. Write a story about a group of birds flying south for the winter.
  16. Write a story about a magical train ride across the country.
    Use these creative story ideas for middle schoolers to get your students excited about the process of fiction writing this year!
  17. Write a story about a TV star who decides to live undercover for a month.
  18. Write a story about a family that discovers a secret attic in their home.
  19. Write a story about a girl who is shocked when her birthday wish comes true.
  20. Write a story about a group of aliens trying to contact the people on Earth.
  21. Write a story about a spy with a dangerous secret.
  22. Write a story about a serene boat trip.
  23. Write a story about a young man who sneaks his way into his dream job.
  24. Write a story about a group of kids that throw a party when their parents aren’t home.
  25. Write a story about the most epic birthday celebration ever.
  26. Write a story about a family that goes on an exotic safari.
  27. Write a story about a magical jacket.
  28. Write a story about a boy who sees everything in black and white.
  29. Write a story about a robot with an unusual set of skills.
  30. Write a story about a ninja who is very clumsy.
  31. Write a story about a family that sells everything and spends a year traveling and camping.
  32. Write a story about a dinosaur that loves baking and crafts.
  33. Write a story about a girl whose best friend is her pet tiger.
  34. Write a story about a group of kids who find buried treasure in a local park.

Until next time, write on…

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Use these creative story ideas for middle schoolers to get your students excited about the process of fiction writing this year!

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