ABC and 123: A Learning Collaborative: Telling Stories: Prompting Creative Writing

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Telling Stories: Prompting Creative Writing

Whimsical Ways helps young writers get creative with story stones.  A simple and fun way to encourage character, setting, and plot development.

Teach Beside Me made color coded blocks labeled with interesting nouns, verbs, and places to set writers up with a story idea.

TLSBooks offer several creative writing prompt ideas, similar to this Serious Question activity.

With a few fun pebbles and a sharpie marker, First Grader at Last will inspire creative writing.

meg writes uses a simple jar to inspire creative writing.

I may have mentioned it before, but my favorite resource for creative writing prompts is Rip the Page by Karen Benke. {fyi: not an affiliate link, just a fave}

I also really like the idea of these story cubes from The Literary Gift Company.  What do you think, do you have an idea for a DIY version of these cubes?

1 comment:

  1. Great ideas for writing . . . how about a puppet play?

    You can find out how to make 10 minute sailor puppets for next to nothing (easily adapted for lots of other characters too), Instructions, photos. and video from teacher and artist at:

    Get making, writing and performing!

    Best wishes,