Build-a-story writing prompt | Free printable

Did you know that March 20th is National Storytelling Day? What a great opportunity to encourage your kids to write a story using today’s printable build-a-story prompt!

Based on our StoryBuilders series, this prompt invites children to choose an item from each box and create a story. It can be serious or fun-filled and whimsical!

Please share how you used the printable in the comments below or on our Facebook page. We’d love to see your children’s creativity in action!

Build-a-Story printable writing prompt | WriteShop

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It’s Writing Prompt Wednesday!

Every Wednesday, you’ll find a post sharing different journaling topics, prompts, and challenges to help get your students writing. Plus, from time to time, we feature a special printable prompt you can download for free!

Be sure to check back each week for more Writing Prompt Wednesdays!


  • Posted March 6, 2013

    Anne Burris

    I love this idea, thank you!

  • Posted March 6, 2013

    Jennifer Puckett

    When I print the form, none of the text shows up. Is is just me or is it suppose to print out as it appears on the screen?

  • Posted March 6, 2013


    The text should print as seen above. You might try the following to see if it works:
    1. Make sure you have the latest version of Adobe.
    2. Open the file in a different browser and try printing.
    3. Download the file to your computer and then print.
    4. Go to the advance settings on your print options and pick “print as photo”.

  • Posted June 4, 2016


    Wow, this post is pleasant, my sister is analyzing these sorts of things, therefore I will convey her.

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