13 simple story starters for Key Stage 1 children

Children, much like adults, sometimes need a little kickstart to get their creative juices flowing. When it comes to writing a story, the blank page can cause panic in anyone – this is where open-ended story starters come in handy. A story starter is all about giving the child the first sentence to lead them on their own journey.

Here we’ve picked 13 of our favourites which will help lead your class toward all sorts of weird and wonderful stories…

 

Perfect story starters for Key Stage 1

 

  1. I pushed the creaky door and peeked inside…
  1. She woke up quickly, something/someone was in her room…
  1. I looked outside of my bedroom window, what I saw was…
  1. There were only two of them and they had finally made it to the island…
  1. He opened the safe, but it was gone! Who had taken it?
  1. It was a dark and frosty morning, we stepped outside…
  1. I could just make his eyes out through his helmet, what was he thinking?
  1. It was there and then it was gone! As quick as a flash…
  1. This was it! I now had the power to change anything…
  1. A million pounds sat there in the suitcase, “what should we do with it?” I said…
  1. He woke up and he was an inch tall! “It’s time to start exploring” he said…
  1. When the clock strikes twelve, amazing things are going to happen…
  1. It fell from the sky into next door’s garden, we had to go and see what it was…

 

Story starters are a fun way to engage the class in writing lessons, the ones above are a good basis to play around with. We also stock a quality range of story writing and story exploration products! Take a look and keep sharing those stories with us @hopeeducationuk.