Create Your Own Halloween Stories

Halloween Stories

 

Create Your Own Halloween Stories

 

Back in February we created a story generator for pupils to use to create their own fairy tales as part of World Book Day. It was so popular we’ve created a new one, especially for Halloween! It’s really simple to use the story generator; just follow each step to build the components of your Halloween stories, then write them out in full at the end.

We’ve also created a handy PDF version of the Halloween Story Generator for you to print off and use with your class; it’s a great free classroom resource.

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.

Wanda the Witch

Vinnie the Vampire

Zander Zombie

Midnight the Cat

Jeannie the Genie

Wulfric Wolf

Old Omar the Ghost

Theodora Fairy

Carlos the Clown

Wallace the Warlock

Barry Bat

Safira Spider

Choose a Setting for Your Story

A Haunted House

A Ruined Castle

The Foggy Bog

An Abandoned Village

The Deep, Dark Forest

A Ghost Ship

A Pirate Cove

The Creepy Mansion

A Mountain Top

Imagine that you are in your chosen place, use your senses to answer the following questions…

  1. What are the main colours that you can see?
  2. What can you smell?
  3. How does this place make you feel?
  4. What can you see and hear?
  5. What textures can you feel?

Choose a Problem

 

All good stories have a problem that the characters must try to overcome. Pick yours from the following list (or create your own):

Your characters need to escape

Someone is being chased

Someone needs to be rescued

Everyone else has vanished

Someone is trapped in the dark

There’s a scary ghost!

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. Select your new character from the following list:

Bob the Butler

Jenny the Jailor

Gary the Ghoul

Doris the Dog

Frank Frog

Zainab the Zoologist

Olive Owl

Lewis the Lion

Nigel the Knight

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:

  1. Will the ending of your story be happy or sad?
  2. Does your story end in the same place that it started?
  3. Does the problem get fixed? How?

You now have all of the components that you need for your Halloween stories. In your exercise book or on paper (ask your teacher which they would prefer), write out your story. Remember 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. Try to use descriptive adjectives and adverbs.

 

Download the Halloween Story Generator PDF for your class.

 

Did you know that PTS has special Halloween Stickers that you can personalised with your own choice of wording? Check them out here.

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