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Creative Writing Assignment – Short Story Ideas for Kids

The following is just a list of ideas that might help you to get started writing a short story whether it’s part of a school writing assignment or just for fun. You get to decide if your story is going to be funny, scary, happy, sad, or just plain rediculous. The important thing is that you have fun while you write. Don’t forget to put in plenty of details so that your readers will know the who, what, when, where, and why of your story.

1.  The land on the other side of the rainbow.

2.  The day I took a rocketship to the moon.

3.  My best friend is an alien from a far away galaxy.

4.  My week at summer camp.

5.  I have a pet dinosaur living under my bed. 

6.  If I could go anywhere in the world for vacation in would be ……

7.  My birthday wish came true!

8.  I spent the night in a haunted house and…..

9.  If I opened my very own restaurant I would serve ….

10.  There’s a leprechaun in my closet!

11.  If I could have just one wish it would be…

12.  When I grow up, I’m going to work in a toy store!

13.  I went hiking in the woods with my dog and we saw…

14.  I went on a cruise with my family and we were kidnapped by pirates!

15.  I found an old cave in the woods and when I went inside, it transported me back in time!

16.  If I had ten million dollars I would spend it on….

17.  I was kidnapped by aliens!

18.  The best gift I ever received for Christmas was…

19.  There’s a ghost living in my grandmother’s attic!

20.  I think my sister was switched at birth!

21.  I want to be a famous movie star…

22.  I want to be a famous athlete…

23.  There’s something I can do that no one else can.

24.  I’m going on a treasure hunt to search for …..

25.  I trained my dog to do all sorts of tricks…

26.  On the night of the full moon, I always turn into a werewolf…

27.  My brother is a vampire.

28.  My next door neighbor is a witch and she likes to …..

29.  I’m building a treehouse in my back yard and it’s going to have…

30.  A circus clown handed me a whole cloud of helium balloons and I floated all around the neighborhood…

31.  I went skiing at the lake with my friends…

32.  I went on a picnic in the park with my family and we…

33.  If I could build my very own house it would look like…

34.  I went camping in the woods and was chased by a big bear!

35.  If I could buy my mother anything it would be…

36.  I’m going to be a racecar driver when I grow up.

37.  I’m going to be a lion tamer when I grow up.

38.  I have a pet monkey that likes to…

39.  I’m going to make the world a happier and better place by…

40.  If I could meet with all the world leaders at once, I would tell them…

41.  There’s a dragon living in a cave in the woods behind my house.

42.  If I could spend the entire day with anyone in the world it would be…

43.  If I could see into the future I would…

44.  If I could skip school for the day I would …

45.  My friends and I have formed a club and we have our very own secret hideaway…

46.  Next Halloween I’m going to make my own costume.  I’m going to be a …

47.  I dreamed that I lived in a world where there was no war, no crime, no hatred, and everyone was happy.

48.  In another hundred years I think there will be …..

49.  Fifteen years from now I see myself….

50.  An old lady at the supermarket gave me a really old looking necklace and I think it has special powers…

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