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Box Creations

It’s the middle of the school holidays and you’re bored. You’ve watched all the shows on Netflix and mastered your favourite computer games and read all the books you got for Christmas. You find a large box and channel your inner toddler and start to create something with the box, […]

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Christmas – something’s wrong

It’s Christmas Morning. You wake up early, as you do every year, and run to the Christmas tree to see what is in your stocking. You look around and see that something isn’t quite right. Write a story about what has happened and what you do to put everything right […]

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Christmas Concert

You think you are going to perform in the school Christmas concert, but instead you find yourself on stage as the support act for your favourite band. What band is it and what do you perform? And how do you get back to your ‘normal life’ in time for Christmas […]

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Colour Blind

You wake up and your favourite colour is missing in the world. You remember that colour, but no one else does. How do you describe that colour to people? Does missing that colour have any effect on the world? What steps do you take to get that colour back? Write […]

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Villain’s Backstory

There are many movies about the back story of well-known heroes and villains. Use some of that as inspiration in this weeks writing prompt. Write a story about how the villain in a fairy tale or comic book became the villain. Some ideas could be the wicked witch, evil stepmother, […]

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Opening Lines

Pick up a book that is near you. It could be a picture book, novel, text book, or any other book. Write down the first sentence of that book. Use this sentence to inspire a story that is different to the book that it came from.

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Unusual Award

Write a story about an award given for something unusual. It could be anything from an everyday activity, such as catching the school bus on time, to a competition that you have invented. Be creative and have fun with your unusual award.

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