Fantasy & Fairy Tales StoryBuilders | Printable Writing Prompt Cards


A handsome but lazy prince must face three challenges! A trouble-making mermaid in an underwater kingdom can turn seashells into gold! What kid wouldn’t love to write a story filled with such peril, adventure, or suspense?

Do your children love stories about magical beings in faraway worlds? If so, these digital Fantasy & Fairy Tales StoryBuilders may be just what you need to encourage more creative writing. 192 printable writing prompt cards start kids off with the basic elements of a story—character, character trait, setting, and plot. Even your most reluctant student will beg for StoryBuilders!

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for grades 3 and up

Do your children love stories about magical beings in faraway worlds? If so, these digital Fantasy & Fairy Tales StoryBuilders writing prompt card decks may be just what you're looking for to encourage more creative writing! 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 an exciting writing experience with some clever surprises thrown in along the way.

Using the Fantasy & Fairy Tales StoryBuilders cards, kids develop their adventurous tales by picking one card from each category. Does the gentle dragon save the day? Will the scheming sea king learn a lesson? And what twists and turns appear in the character’s path? An evil troll? A hedge of thorns? A challenge or temptation? With hundreds of possible story combinations, no two will be alike!

These StoryBuilders give children opportunities to
Use their imaginations to create fanciful fiction
Learn to incorporate the unique features of fantasy and fairy tales in their own stories
• Express themselves both in writing and verbally
• Weave character qualities and emotions into their stories
• Describe a story’s setting

Break up your routine or add imaginative 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, such as the Adventure Builder, because almost every card is different! Expand character options, settings, and plot possibilities by adding to your StoryBuilders collection.

Fantasy & Fairy Tales StoryBuilders features  48 characters such as a troll, unicorn, and fair maiden.

  • 192 printable StoryBuilder cards
  • 32 blank cards (black print)
  • Each deck includes printing instructions and loads of ideas for using the writing prompts.
  • Some cards contain elements of magic

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, Junior high and high school


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