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Five fairytale writing prompts to inspire magical writing

  • by: Anna from Pobble
  • On: 4, Jan 2023
24 min read

Once upon a time, there was a teacher looking for enchanting ways to inspire their class to write. They discovered the ready-made writing prompts on Pobble and lived happily ever after...

Fairytales have been capturing imaginations and helping children to learn important morals for centuries. Teaching your class about fairytales is a great way to bring their magical influences into your pupil's writing, whether it's creating fanciful and wondrous character descriptions or fantastic and mystical setting descriptions. These five fairytale writing prompts are ready to use and will inspire your class to write some magical pieces.

The Woodcarver

"For the past week, the master woodcarver had been working on his latest creation: a puppet. Like every other creation of Geppetto's, this particular project was turning out to be a masterpiece. However, one morning when Geppetto strode energetically through his workshop door to begin the day's labour, he couldn't believe the sight that befell him..."

Pobble woodcarver

See the full story starter, questions, sentence challenges, a grammar/punctuation challenge and a picture task that all accompany this image.

 

Top of the Beanstalk

"Now that he had finally reached his goal and clambered up to the land of the giants, Jack had no idea what to do next. ‘FEE, FI, FO, FUM…” a voice as loud as a foghorn boomed out from high above him. Jack took a deep breath..."

Pobble Beanstalk

See the full story starter, questions, sentence challenges, a grammar/punctuation challenge and a picture task that all accompany this image.

 

Miniature castle 

"I tip-toed slowly through the forest, leaves and twigs crunching beneath my feet as I edged closer and closer. I could make out the tiny details, seeing tiny faces appear at the windows. My heart pounded in my chest…"

Pobble Castle

See the full story starter, questions, sentence challenges, a grammar/punctuation challenge and a picture task that all accompany this image.

 

Cinderella 

"“You shall go to the ball!” proclaimed the fairy godmother. With a click of her fingers and a swish of her wand, the magic happened and Cinderella disappeared off into the night on the adventure of a lifetime…"

Pobble Cinderella

See the full story starter, questions, sentence challenges, a grammar/punctuation challenge and a picture task that all accompany this image.

 

Rumplestiltskin 

"Just as she was about to give up all hope, with her calloused hands uselessly pleading with the spinning wheel for an unlikely miracle, something unexpected happened… Over by the open window, where rays of sunlight poured into the cramped enclosure, there appeared a small and peculiar being..."

Pobble Rumpelstiltskin

See the full story starter, questions, sentence challenges, a grammar/punctuation challenge and a picture task that all accompany this image.

 

These are just a few of the hundreds of writing prompts you can find on Pobble, whatever genre you're teaching! 

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