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35 Good Sentence Starters that are Playful

Playful, Fun, and Good Sentence Starters— Do you want to take some time away from studying grammar rules and academic writing with your students? Do they need a more interesting way of learning good habits in writing? Well, look no further. This list of story-themed good sentence starters will help your students play around with some crazy topics.

Good Sentence Starters & Playful Story Prompts

Zany and Fun Good Sentence Starters

These zany topics are sure to get your students’ creative juices flowing! They are specifically written for middle school but can be flexible. We’ll give you the beginning of each sentence and your students will write the rest. 

Depending on which direction they’d like to take these prompts, they could write some of them as fiction or nonfiction, as a narrative essay about their own life, or from a made-up character’s point of view.

Each opening line in the following sentence starters will help your students burst past writer’s block and get some great sentences going. Each topic will be light and fun, and they can tie in as many additional ideas as they want into the series of events they craft. 

Encourage them to take some risks with these sentence openers and free write without stopping as a playful exercise. After all, writing can be silly and stress-free! When you’re done writing, you can ask some students to provide a summary of the fun directions they went with their chosen topics.

Ok, without further ado, let’s get to that list of playful and fun good sentence starters to help get your writers, well.. writing.

35 Playful, Fun, and Good Sentence Starters

Below is our wonderful and fun list of good sentence starters for students who need a little more fun with writing.

  1. My English class was studying adverbs when suddenly a dinosaur came through the…
  2. I first realized my cat could talk when…
  3. I love creating sculptures, but I wasn’t prepared for my sculpture to…
  4. I got the chance to be a live talk show host for a day, but it didn’t go as expected because…
  5. My family won the lottery 10 years ago and now the mayor says…
  6. I picked a flower and it screamed! First, I panicked, but then…
  7. My favorite sport is _________ because…
  8. Every night, I turn into…
  9. Usually, water rains from the sky, but today, it’s raining…
  10. My mom found a painting in my grandma’s attic that’s actually…
  11. Princesses aren’t usually allowed to _________, but I decided to try anyway…
  12. I’m going to let you in on a secret: I have the superpower of…
  13. My favorite day I’ve ever spent with my family was…
  14. I didn’t used to believe mermaids were real, until…
  15. Famous singers aren’t usually as young as me, but I went viral on the internet because…
  16. One day, I was digging in the sand at the beach when I found…
  17. My mom checks Facebook every day, but today she saw something a bit unusual…
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  18. On the worst day of my life, I came up with a new idea that completely changed…
  19. No one knows I carry a pet in my pocket everywhere I go and I can’t tell them, because…
  20. If I could teleport to a different country for a day, I would…
  21. I had heard detailed descriptions of spaceships before, but I had never seen one in real life until…
  22. They say an apple a day keeps the doctor away, but one little boy could only keep his doctor away with…
  23. The king and the queen had some contrasting ideas about how to…
  24. On my 12th birthday, I heard a voice on the other side of my…
  25. You know how some people have food allergies? I have the opposite. When I eat pizza, it makes me able to…
  26. I snuck into the weirdest meeting I’ve ever seen…
  27. My favorite celebrity showed up at my doorstep needing help with…
  28. I planted a mystery seed in the ground outside my school, but I got in big trouble when it turned out to be…
  29. My dad is a scientist and he made a special kind of bubble, where you blow them and…
  30. They say you are what you eat, but I didn’t expect to become…
  31. I was writing an essay about the Revolutionary War for my history class when suddenly a soldier showed up at…
  32. Riding my friend’s boat didn’t exactly go as planned…
  33. My parents booked us a dream vacation to…
  34. Now that it’s 2062, everyone flies around on jet packs, but mine malfunctioned when…
  35. My parents think I clean my room every day and I don’t know how to tell them it isn’t me…

At Journal Buddies, we believe in writing for fun, and we hope these good sentence starters have given your students some inspiration to write with a bit more levity and helped boost their enthusiasm for writing! It’s important to remind ourselves that good writers use their imagination and play around with different possibilities.

Until next time, keep on writing…

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