A thrilling story that’s fraught with danger and adventure always includes important elements. These include a character, setting, problem, solution, beginning, middle, and end. But kids can ramp up the excitement level even more by adding vivid details to their story by introducing a high-action vehicle, a creative tool, and an animal that help them survive their dangerous quest and make it to safety!
After they choose their favorite exciting writing prompts from the list below, invite them to use this ADVENTURE WORD BANK as a springboard for ideas—and watch the action unfold!
1. Safari Stampede
While traveling on safari in Africa, you’re having an amazing time taking photos of every wild beast you see. At noon, your jeep pulls off the road for a lunch stop. Just as you’re about to start eating, your guide cries, “Stampede!”
Write a story telling about what happens next. What vehicle, tool, and animal help you escape to safety?
2. Storm at Sea
Your best friend’s family invites you to join them on a deep-sea fishing expedition. When an unexpected storm sweeps your small boat farther out to sea, you find yourselves lost.
Write a story telling about what happens next. What vehicle, tool, and animal help you find your way back to dry land?
3. Wolf Pack!
During your week in the Alaskan wilderness, you see and experience many amazing sights. Wild animals roam freely around your campsite, but you haven’t had any trouble … until one night, when a pack of wolves circles your tent!
Write a story telling about what happens next. What vehicle, tool, and animal help you out of this scary predicament?
4. Wild, Wild West
In the Old West ghost town you’re visiting, all the old buildings look empty. But as you wander through the hills to explore a deserted mine, you begin to hear voices … and you realize you’re in danger!
Write a story telling about what happens next. What vehicle, tool, and animal come to your aid?
Did your children enjoy these exciting writing prompts? Then they’ll love learning to write adventure stories using WriteShop Junior! This engaging writing curriculum contains fun and creative activities that teach and build writing skills at the upper-elementary level. WriteShop Junior Book F includes even more of the exciting story elements from today’s post that teach kids how to write an edge-of-your-seat adventure story!
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