Where to Find Story Starters for Kids

There once was a boy who had very dirty feet.

Ever heard of a story starter?

Basically, it’s a phrase, sentence or image that sparks a writer or storyteller to weave a tale by filling in the who, what, when, where, and why behind the prompt.

Story starters are great for young writers and even pre-writing children. I recall vividly loving them as a child, and my son and I have a whole Pinterest board full of photo story starters. We’ve got a little bit of everything over there: crazy cats, shiny rocks and even Angry Birds Easter eggs.

You and your kids are welcome to share our collection.

More great story starter resources include:

I’d love to hear where your children get their story ideas!

Feel free to comment here or share with me on Twitter or Facebook.

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4 comments

  1. My kids turn every day events into stories. Like getting a new dog or going on a trip. 🙂 I remember in 9th grade getting an assignment in writing class. We were given a picture and that was it. My picture was a little boy and girl. I loved turning that picture into a story. My mom still has it. 🙂

    • I love stories from everyday events! And I also love mom’s who keep their grown daughter’s writings.

  2. Thank you for these great pictures. i am using some of them for writing prompts for my Grade 3. They are awesome!

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