Adventure Builder StoryBuilders | Printable Writing Prompt Cards


A foolhardy treasure hunter goes on a quest through a stinky swamp! A nimble mountain climber in a skyscraper must save someone from danger! What kid wouldn’t love to write a story filled with such intrigue, risk, or daring adventure?

Adventure Builder StoryBuilders help jumpstart a creative writing project by providing kids with the basic elements of a story—character, character trait, setting, and plot. These printable writing prompt cards inspire tear-free, enthusiastic creative writing. Even your most reluctant student will beg for StoryBuilders!

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Do you have a reluctant writer? Adventure Builder StoryBuilders writing prompt card decks may be just what you're looking for to spark enthusiasm, motivation, and creativity! Each printable deck comes with an assortment of cards featuring the four basic story elements: character, character trait, setting, and plot. Using their selected cards, your kids will be ready to embark on a joyful writing experience with some clever surprises thrown in along the way.

Using their Adventure Builder cards, kids develop their tales by picking one card from each category. Does the hero save the day? Will the notorious bad guy learn a lesson? And what twists and turns appear in the character’s path? A wild animal? An abandoned lighthouse? A runaway train? With hundreds of possible story combinations, no two will be alike!

StoryBuilders give children opportunities to
Use their imaginations to create fictional stories
• Express themselves both in writing and verbally
• Practice writing stories that have a beginning, middle, and end
• Incorporate character qualities and emotions into their stories
• Describe a story’s setting

Break up your routine or add punch and variety to writing lessons by occasionally offering StoryBuilders. Use them in addition to—or instead of—a daily writing lesson. You can mix and match cards from other StoryBuilders card decks, because almost every card is different! Expand character options, settings, and plot possibilities by adding to your StoryBuilders collection.

Adventure Builder StoryBuilders features  48 characters such as a mad scientist, spy and jungle explorer.

  • 192 printable StoryBuilder cards
  • 32 blank cards
  • Each deck includes printing instructions and loads of ideas for using the writing prompts.

These writing prompts may be used by students of various ages. Though they are designed for grades 3-8, younger children and even high schoolers can enjoy them too. StoryBuilders are available only as a digital file that you print yourself. Upon purchase, you will receive an immediate download link to the PDF file.

Product Details


Kim Kautzer

Grade Level

grades 3-8


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