Sunlit beaches, grassy hillsides, and old-fashioned gardens have inspired plenty of stories over the years. Give your littlest homeschoolers a chance to craft their own outdoor adventure tales with these four story starters for young writers.
We provide the first line of each paragraph. A child’s imagination will fill in the rest! If your little one is still a prewriter, you can write the stories as they tell you what they want to say.
You’ll love these draw-and-write journal books for young children, which provide a place for both a drawing and some story text.
1. Secret of the Blue Cocoon
Wherever the blue butterfly landed, strange events seemed to follow.
2. A Kite’s Quest
“Where are you going?” the wind asked the runaway kite.
3. High Tea Mystery
The garden party invitation was mysterious: Bring your own teacup and a fingerprint kit.
4. Clue at the Picnic
When I sliced the watermelon open, I never expected to find a secret message inside.