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My son and I have been writing a choose your adventure story together this week for school. This is such a fun creative writing activity and I have even included a FREE printable to help you do it at home. (Updated- we did this many years ago & have redone it with new images. The kids STILL love it!)
Here is what we did:
We decided our story would be about superheroes, but you could choose anything, really. We wrote about 10 superheroes on little slips of paper and put them into a bowl.
We decided on three other categories: locations, villains (of course!), and catastrophes/disasters that the heroes would solve. Each category got its own bowl. Then, we chose one paper from each bowl and began writing our story.
We were the charatcers in the story- along with the chosen hero & villain. My son (who is only 6-years-old) illustrated the story & we both chose what would happen, while I wrote for him. He is not terribly comfortable writing his own story yet, so I wrote what he told me. Older kids could easily do this on their own, though. It ended up being a lot of fun. I think we will continue it with many more heroes & villains & make it into a little book.
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I really love your story cubes and story starter ideas! Great fun way to bring some creativity to the writing process!
Susan Evans says
What a fun writing activity!
Mother of 3 says
What a fun idea! My boys will love this!!
Shecki @ Greatly Blessed says
What a cute idea! 🙂
Robyn D says
I wish I had run across this when ds was younger. He is doing great with his stories now. Maybe we will try this when he gets another attack of writer’s block.
Simply Knowledge Homeschool says
I really like this idea! I will use this in our homeschool.