Create Your Own Christmas Story
Following the huge success of our World Book Day and Halloween Story Generators, we’ve created a new one ready for Christmas. The Christmas Story Generator is perfect for instilling a love of storytelling in your pupils and helping them to develop their writing skills. Use the Christmas story generator below to help your little writers to plan and develop their own Christmas stories before they write them out in full. We’ve also created a handy PDF version of the Christmas Story Generator for you to print off and use with your class.
Let’s start your story…
Choose Your Characters
From the list below, choose two characters to be your heroes and one to be your baddie. For each of your chosen characters, choose three describing words.
|Santa Claus||Penny Penguin||Padma Polar Bear|
|The Christmas Angel||Rudolph the Reindeer||Woof the Dog|
|Postman Paul||Eric Elf||Mrs Claus|
|Wanda the Fairy||Sonny Snowman||Storm Sandra|
Choose a Setting for Your Story
|The North Pole||A Christmas Village||The Christmas Party|
|A Bedroom on Christmas Morning||Santa’s Sleigh||The night sky on Christmas Eve|
|A snowy forest||An ice cave||Santa’s Grotto|
Now imagine that you are in your chosen place, use your senses to answer the following questions…
What are the main colours that you can see?
How does this place make you feel?
What can you smell?
What can you see?
Can you hear anything?
What textures can you feel?
Choose a Problem
All good stories have a problem that the characters must try to overcome. Choose yours from the following list (or create your own):
|The presents have been stolen||Santa is lost||Rudolph is poorly|
|The sleigh is broken||The elves are on strike||Santa is missing|
Now think about the following questions…
How does the problem make your characters feel?
How has your villain caused this problem?
What will the consequences be if the problem isn’t fixed?
Choose a Helper
During your story your heroes will meet someone who will help them. Choose your new character from the following list:
|Eddie Elf||An old knight||Prince Pedro|
|Betty the Ballerina||Susie Star||Ali the Arctic Fox|
|Bobbie Robin||Wally Walrus||Carol the Cat|
And then write down the following…
Choose three words to describe them
What makes this character extra-special?
How are they going to help your heroes?
Create Your Ending
To create the ending for your story, answer these questions in full sentences:
Will the ending of your story be happy or sad?
Does your story end in the same place that it started?
Does the problem get fixed? How?
You now have all of the components that you need for your Christmas story. In your exercise book or on paper (ask your teacher which they would prefer), write out your story. Don’t forget to use full sentences and punctuation. Use all of the descriptions and ideas that you have created in your plan to bring your story to life.
Download the Story Generator PDF for your class here:Christmas Story Generator
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