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Story Prompts & Creative Writing Story Starters

Need Story Prompts & Starters?  We have some great ones for you. With these new creative writing story starters, students will enjoy 55 fun boosts of creativity and a BONUS 13 Finish the Story Ideas. Read on to see them all!

Creative Writing Story Ideas for Kids

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Loads of Story Writing Prompts to Ignite the Imagination

Each idea gives students a starting point from which they can take any number of directions. They’ll think about what they would do if they found $1000 on the ground or what would happen if one of their best friends was elected President.

For extra fun, encourage students to share their stories with one another after writing. They’ll be amazed to see how many different ideas they came up with from the same short story starter!

55 Story Prompts, Creative Writing Prompts, and Story Starters for Kids!

Promote imagination and adventure with these new journal prompts and creative writing story starters. Regardless of whether they write silly, scary, or serious stories, students will love the chance to write something unique!

  1. You become a character in your favorite video game, and…
  2. Your grandma comes to town and brings an unexpected surprise…
  3. You are an astronaut who finds something strange on the moon…
  4. Your parents tell you that you’re moving across the country.
  5. An alien comes to Earth, and…
  6. At the beach, you find a special seashell…
  7. At summer camp, the boys and girls wage a prank war against one another.
  8. Every time a dog barks, something unusual happens…
  9. You learn that you are heir to a throne…
  10. At the library, you find a photo in a book.
  11. The last seconds on the clock are ticking, and the ball is in your hands. What happens next?
  12. You get stuck in an elevator with…
  13. In the backyard, your dog finds a mysterious necklace…
  14. Your best friend is elected President.
  15. At the mall, you walk by a mannequin that looks just like you. Something odd is happening…
  16. You find an old photo of your grandmother, and see that she was a famous actress…
  17. You receive a letter in the mail saying that you’ve won $10,000. What do you do?
  18. Your favorite athlete shows up at one of your games—but as a player on the other team!
  19. Your bicycle runs away from home. How do you find it?
  20. You discover a magic button that will…
  21. You suspect the school library might be haunted…
  22. You come home to find your cat eating a bowl of ice cream. What happens next?
  23. You win a contest on the radio for…
  24. Three kids get locked in the mall. What do they decide to do?
  25. You travel to the prairie and see…
  26. You switch places for a day with your favorite celebrity.
  27. You’re a race car driver with an embarrassing secret.
  28. Your favorite singer agrees to perform an exclusive show in your basement.
  29. You come home from school to find a box on your porch. What’s inside?
  30. At your birthday party, you receive a very special present…
  31. Your luggage gets lost at the airport and you accidentally open the wrong bag.
  32. Your class gets snowed in at school. What do you do?
  33. You show up at school, but you can’t remember where of your classes are or who anyone is.
  34. You switch places for a day with your dad.
  35. In the back of your closet, you find a basketball jersey…
  36. You find out that your teacher used to be…
  37. The pizza delivery person brings you something you didn’t order. What is it?
    Boost your kids' creativity! Promote imagination and adventure with these new journal prompts and creative writing story starters. Regardless of whether they write silly, scary, or serious stories, students will love the chance to write something unique!
  38. You find $1000 on the ground, and…
  39. Your family wins the lottery.
  40. You discover your parents are spies…
  41. You become the youngest person ever to set a world record for…
  42. You and your best friend end up on the set of your favorite TV show. What happens?
  43. You take a ride on a tornado, and…
  44. You run into some trouble while camping…
  45. There is a magic swing at the park that will take you to…
  46. The power goes out, and you’re home alone…
  47. One day, there is a very strange weather report that says…
  48. Everywhere you go, you keep hearing a song that no one else can hear…
  49. You find a map leading to buried treasure, but it’s buried under the principal’s house!
  50. You hear an ad on the radio for a magic product that will…
  51. You stumble upon a cure for __________. What do you do with it?
  52. On Christmas Eve, you hear a strange noise on the roof…
  53. You’re in the school play and worried about forgetting your lines.
  54. You get home from the zoo and find a baby monkey in your trunk! What do you do?
  55. You win a cooking contest for your famous __________ recipe.

BONUS! 13 Finish The Story Writing Prompts

Just in case our list of writing prompts above was enough… here are some more ideas for you and your writers. These ideas should help your writer easily create a good story of their very own. Enjoy!

  1. I went to outer space with three dinosaurs and couldn’t believe it when our spaceship…
  2. I went to see a movie with my best friend when suddenly…
  3. My family’s summer vacation was going great until my family member did this…
  4. A detective and K-9 partner were given the task of …
  5. If I were a superhero, I would…
    • Visit a new planet or lots of new planets
    • Fix climate issues here on earth
    • Use my superpower to…
    • Or none of the above, I would…
  6. The last time I spoke to them…
  7. The one thing that always gives me inspiration or gets my creative juices flowing when I write is…
  8. My favorite childhood memory was when…
  9. I used to say to my friends that when the cookie crumbles, just eat one of the other cookies. I learned this when I…
  10. If I could have any gift in the whole wide world, I would choose to receive a…
  11. My very favorite place in all the world is…
  12. I went on a road trip and couldn’t believe the magical things I saw. It was like Science Fiction (but real!). This is what happened…
  13. My mom heard a knock and opened the front door. To her astonishment, she saw a giraffe and…

215 More Story Writing Ideas

There is no need to stop at just 55 story starter ideas! We offer you loads more fun writing prompts on a variety of topics for all grades. Here are some of our favorites. Take a look!

A Few Final Thoughts…

Daily writing offers many benefits to students, but the ability to explore new worlds is undoubtedly one of the most important.

So put these creative writing story starters on double duty and use them as journal prompts for kids as well! Whether they’re writing creatively or considering a topic of personal reflection, journaling improves critical thinking skills and encourages imagination.

When students write on a regular basis, they gain more confidence in their schoolwork and in their own ideas, as well as improve their handwriting.

Indeed… Journaling is a powerful way to empower your students both inside and outside of the classroom.

And here is an awesome story starter generator resource.

Until next time, write on…

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Boost your kids' creativity! Promote imagination and adventure with these new journal prompts and creative writing story starters. Regardless of whether they write silly, scary, or serious stories, students will love the chance to write something unique!

With the chance to write their own stories about their favorite pet, an enchanted forest, or what they would do if they found a frog with magical powers, our fun writing prompts, story starters, and lesson plans will inspire all students from pre-K to high school!

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