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Help around the House

You are bored and decide to create a robot to help with some of your jobs around the house. What does your robot look like and what jobs does it do? Write a story about what happens when your robot is left to its own devices when doing your jobs.

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Teddy Bear Hospital

Your favourite soft toy has split a seam and needs to go to the Teddy Bear Hospital to be repaired, before coming home again good as new. Write a story about their stay in the Teddy Bear Hospital. It can be from anyone’s point of view – your soft toy, […]

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Life as a Toddler

You wake up one morning and, instead of being the age you are, you find you’re back to being a toddler or pre-schooler! Write a story about your day and how you return to your actual age. Don’t forget to include meal times and a nap!

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Where’s Mum?

You wake up, the same as you do every morning, but today you find out your Mum is not what she seems. She could be an alien, monster, some other creature, or something else entirely. Write a story about your discovery and how you get life back to normal again.

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Backwards Day

Write a story about a backwards day – a day that starts with dinner and ends with breakfast. What happens during your day? Be as creative as you like with working out what things are backwards – is your school day backwards too, what about after school activities? Also, why […]

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Unexpected Concert

You dream of having a drum kit and learning to play the drums, but your parents don’t want you to have one, so you use items around the house. One day, you start playing, then look up to see that you’re the drummer for your favourite band, but you’re still […]

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A New Holiday

Today, create your own National or International holiday. This would be a day when businesses close so people can have a day off work and school. What is your holiday for? When is it? What do people do on your holiday? When you have created your holiday, write a story […]

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Missing Library Books

The library is closed, and you put a pile of books in the return chute. There is just one problem – these books have gone missing!!You know they went in the chute… Write a story about what happened to the books, are they ever found? Where did they end up?

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The Horse Race

You are sitting in class, and all of a sudden, you see a horse race out the window of your classroom! It takes a few moments to realise that there is a horse race running through the school grounds and past your classroom! Write a story about what happens.

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