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Story Starter 19 – What’s inside a ping pong ball

After playing a lot of table tennis recently Natasha was inspired to come up with this story starter. See Natasha and Tonya give you some ideas for the story.

What's inside a ping pong ball

Think about what could be in there, does it make it float or bounce or even explode. Is it something tiny or something vast like a galaxy.

Here is some vocabulary you could use:

  1. catch
  2. fetch
  3. play
  4. fly
  5. flying
  6. flew
  7. flies
  8. ball
  9. whizz
  10. bounce
  11. mystery
  12. disappear
  13. reappear
  14. weigh
  15. peculiar
  16. ordinary
  17. surprise
  18. suspicious
  19. observe
  20. threw
  21. through
  22. lightning
  23. marvellous

Story Starter 18 – The Gigantic Golden Egg

On a walk recently Tonya found a gigantic golden egg – yes really! Here is the picture to prove it. We thought it was a great idea for a story. See the video below for some ideas for the story. This would make a great homework activity for the Easter holidays.

Here are Tonya and Natasha discussing ideas for the story.

Why not use the image above at the top of the page for the story.

Think about who or what laid an egg like that. What happens when it hatches, how do you feel when it begins to crack. Also how did you find it?

Here is some vocabulary you could use:

  1. egg
  2. bird
  3. grew
  4. flew
  5. huge
  6. giant
  7. crack
  8. cracking
  9. gold
  10. grass
  11. path
  12. measure
  13. treasure
  14. nature
  15. enormous
  16. curious
  17. groan
  18. grown
  19. observe
  20. observation
  21. exaggerate
  22. existence
  23. evolve
  24. mysterious
  25. chocolate

Story Starter 17 – Meeting An Explorer

We know a lot of children learn about explorers so we thought this story starter would help put their knowledge into a story.

Here is a graphic to print out and stick in a book to start writing the story.

Here are Natasha and Tonya with a few ideas for your story.

Think about who you would meet, maybe an archaeologist, polar explorer, an astronaut or another famous explorer.

How did you meet them?

Where did you go?

What problems did the explorer have and how could the main character in your story help.

Here some interesting vocabulary you may want to include:

  1. wild
  2. snow
  3. quick, quicker, quickest
  4. climb
  5. hike, hiked
  6. rescue
  7. adventure
  8. poisonous
  9. dangerous
  10. courageous
  11. weather /whether
  12. assistance / assistant
  13. co-ordinate
  14. environment
  15. extreme

Story Starter 16 – The Exploding Lunch Box

This week is British Science Week so we thought we would bring you a story starter inspired by it.

Here is a graphic to print out and stick in a book to start writing the story.

The exploding lunchbox

Here are Natasha and Tonya with a few ideas for your story.

Think about where it happened, the noises the lunch box made, did the contents go over anyone?

Did you make it happen or was it an experiment or a joke?

Here some interesting vocabulary you may want to include:

  1. burst
  2. turn
  3. blow
  4. threw
  5. fly
  6. flew
  7. huge
  8. react
  9. reactive
  10. dangerous
  11. enormous
  12. tremendous
  13. spontaneous
  14. gigantic
  15. substance
  16. marvellous
  17. disastrous
  18. lightning
  19. force
  20. forecably

Story Starter 15 – The Day I Met Peter Pan

Hopefully this week’s story starter will make your stories fly.

The Day I Met Peter Pan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is a graphic to print out and stick in a book to start writing the story.

Here are Natasha and Tonya with a few ideas for your story.

Here some interesting vocabulary you may want to include:

  1. Fly
  2. try
  3. sunset
  4. jumped
  5. green
  6. dream
  7. rescue
  8. night
  9. light
  10. fairy
  11. magic
  12. forgotten
  13. impossible
  14. possible
  15. dangerous
  16. boys’
  17. island
  18. fictious
  19. hesitant
  20. hesitancy
  21. conscience
  22. conscious
  23. curiosity
  24. Tinkerbell
  25. Captain

Story Starter 13 – The Best Football Match Ever!

This week’s writing prompt will hopefully encourage some boys or any football fanatics who are reluctant writers to have a go.

Here is a graphic to print out and stick in a book to start writing the story.

 

The best football match ever

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hear authors Natasha and Tonya with  this week’s story starter

Some questions to get your story started.

Who was playing? Remember they don’t have to real people.

Did anything magic happen?

Who won and how?

What did they win?

 

Here is some interesting vocabulary you could use.

  1. fetch
  2. player
  3. play
  4. magic
  5. ball
  6. one
  7. won
  8. touch
  9. dribble
  10. missed
  11. mist
  12. substitute
  13. sacrifice
  14. professional
  15. amateur
  16. competition