World Book Day 2018 – Create Your Own Story

World Book Day 2018 - Create Your Story

World Book Day 2018 – Create Your Own Story


What better way to spend World Book Day on Thursday 1st March than by instilling a love of storytelling in your pupils and developing their writing skills? Use our story generator below to help your little writers to plan and develop their own stories before they write it out in full. We’ve also created a handy PDF version of the 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.

Will the Woodcutter

Stella the Scientist

Prince Pete

Queen Bea

Rex the Rabbit

Olive Owl

Old King Ken

Big Boss Betty

Frank the Frog

Connie Cow

Little Louis

Wendy Witch

 Choose a Setting for Your Story

The forest

A castle

The city

A tiny village

A mansion

The beach

A mountain

The swamp

A riverboat

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. How does this place make you feel?
  3. What can you smell?
  4. What can you see?
  5. What can you hear?
  6. 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):

The river has been poisoned

The sun has vanished!

Someone needs to be rescued

Someone has run away

Someone is desperate for money

Something has been stolen

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:

Harry the Housebuilder

Jenny the Jailer

Ali the Alpaca

Rosie the Raccoon

Matty Mouse

Zainab the Zoologist

Carlos Crab

Louise the Lion

Vinnie the Vet

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 story. 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 Story Generator PDF for your class.


Did you know that PTS has a great range of World Book Day Rewards to support teachers with rewarding and motivating their little readers?


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