Story Prompts


With the recent Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), many children are at home because schools are closed. Education and fun, however, should not stop. Here are some ideas for story prompts that I've assembled in an Excel spreadsheet.

The spreadsheet is pretty simple. Colummn B contains a list of 300 or so story prompts that I've collected. Column F will display a randomly selected story prompt from column B. You can press F9 to randomly select another story prompt. See, I said it was simple!

Click here to download the spreadsheet.

What we've done is to have our child write a story using a prompt for X number of sentences or X number of paragraphs, or up to one page in length, and that direction seems to work pretty well.

Feel free to add (or delete) story prompts or edit the spreadsheet however you like. If you find this spreadsheet useful, please credit

Thanks for reading!

Please anonymously VOTE on the content you have just read: