Story Starters for Kids

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Story Starters for Kids

Creative writing offers so many benefits for kids. It helps them tap into their imagination and develops their creativity, which teaches them to think outside the box. It’s also fun, boosts their confidence, and gives them a wonderful outlet for self-expression.

Story Starters for Kids

Sometimes kids have a tough time knowing how to start their stories. If this is the case for your students, then, by all means, please use the fun story starters below to help spark their imaginations.

Whether your students have written one story or 50 stories, the practice of regular writing can have a positive impact on their creativity.

Relax and enjoy this fun listing of imaginative story starter ideas for kids!

30 Story Starters for Kids

  1. The lights suddenly went out and everything in the room was black. Then, I heard a noise I couldn’t identify coming from the window…
  2. I was digging around in the attic and found a pair of magic glasses. It was incredible what I could see with them in my house…
  3. Paddling along in a canoe, we made it to the center of the lake. Suddenly, the boat got a leak and…
  4. I was tired of living with my name. I decided it was time to change my name to something I really liked…
  5. I found a magic seed, and when I planted it…
  6. After hearing some strange sounds under my bed, I peeked underneath and there I found a dragon. He seemed pretty friendly…
  7. The mailman came by and delivered a box so big we couldn’t get it through the door. We opened the huge box outside and…
  8. All of a sudden, right in front of Sarah’s eyes, her family completely disappeared…
  9. Ella look down at her watch. Her mouth dropped open. Her watch was now turning backwards…
  10. Johnny found a box in his back yard buried in the dirt. It was full of secrets that had been kept hidden for centuries. He tried to decide if he should open the box…
  11. Ryan went out to the kitchen for a snack, and when he opened the refrigerator, he found something that he never expected to see…
  12. Jennie’s mom was driving her to school, when suddenly the car started lifting right off the ground and into the air…
  13. Marc and Mitch made a big decision, and by the end of the day they would come to regret that decision more than anything in their life…
  14. Thunder started to roll and lightning flashed. One minute it was raining, and then suddenly there were bright, colorful drops of paint falling from the clouds instead of rain…
  15. Jimmy woke up in the morning and he felt a bit different. He turned his head on his pillow, and suddenly he could see through walls…
    Relax and enjoy this fun listing of imaginative story starter ideas for kids!
  16. My mom had to run to the store and I was supposed to look after my little sister. I really wished I would have now…
  17. Lisa looked in the mirror after washing her face. She screamed. Something had definitely gone terribly wrong…
  18. It was the most important decision of my life…and I made the wrong one…
  19. Ryan loved riding his dirt bike through the trails in the woods. But today the woods looked different. The trees looked angry and there were no birds singing…
  20. Lenny loved to go around squashing spiders. But this was the day that the spiders would finally have their revenge…
  21. One dark, stormy night, the monsters didn’t stay under my bed. They came out to play…
  22. Dear Diary. There’s a good chance that this will be the last time I get to write in you. You see…
  23. My dream had always been going to the Olympics, and finally the day came when I got my wish. I was at the Olympics to compete in…
  24. “Home run,” yelled Alex as everyone watched the ball fly beyond the fence. For a moment there was silence, followed by the tinkling sound of glass breaking in the distance…
  25. Michael went out to help his dad milk the cows on their family farm. He always talked to the cows while he milked them, but today one of the cows talked back…
  26. Jenny and Lisa were having a grand time camping in a tent in the back yard. They were laughing and telling spooky stories having fun until they suddenly heard a strange noise…
  27. Jeff loved eating ice cream. When he saw a poster advertising the chance to win an ice cream cone every week from the local ice cream shop, he knew he had to enter. The only thing he needed to do was come up with a new ice cream flavor.
  28. Suddenly the television turned on by itself. I looked over and saw a message that I could never forget…
  29. The door upstairs that led to the attic had always been lock, but today Henry had found the key and was ready to explore…
  30. My pet robot usually listened to my commands. But today, it seemed like it had a mind of its own…

Until next time, keep on writing!

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Jill
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Relax and enjoy this fun listing of imaginative story starter ideas for kids!

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