Adventure Story Writing Prompts

Instructor: Abigail Cook
Whether it's flying through space, becoming a hero, or meeting their favorite celebrity, children will enjoy writing about their real and make-believe adventures.

Adventure Story Prompts

Writing time in the classroom can be an exciting activity or a boring assignment for your students. Giving students opportunities to write about their own interests and thoughts helps them become more motivated, engaged, and enthusiastic. Stories that include action and adventure almost always capture children's attention and interest. Writing their own adventures will allow students to be creative while following the guidelines you set up for this activity.

This lesson will give you some ideas of writing prompts to use for adventure stories that allow your students to add their own creative, personal touch. The prompts listed here are meant to be used for students in 2nd through 6th grade. You may need to change the wording and give more or less guidance for these stories depending on the objectives you have for this activity.

Story Starters

The prompts in this section will be the first and topic sentence in the story. This gives students a starting point while allowing them the freedom to take their story anywhere they imagine.

  • I was riding my bike when all of a sudden…
  • Three kids get locked inside an amusement park. First they…
  • I came home from school and found a magic button that…
  • I got a letter in the mail saying I won $1 million!
  • Today I switched places with my favorite athlete. His/her name is…
  • The other night I dreamt I was an astronaut who flew to the moon…
  • My backpack ran away from me while I was at school…
  • I was riding on the swings at the playground when all of a sudden…
  • On Halloween night, I saw the strangest thing…
  • I had the most adventurous Christmas Eve this year. First…
  • The other day I found $100 on the ground…
  • At my last birthday party, a magician appeared and gave me a very special present…

Other Prompts

These prompts are meant to spark your students' imaginations as they think about what might happen in a make-believe scenario.

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