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Christmas writing – Story starter ideas for KS1 and KS2

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Christmas story starter worksheet

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KS1, KS2


Years 1-6


This creative writing Christmas story starter worksheet includes short tips for students on plot, setting and characters, and space to write their short story and even draw a picture.

Christmas writing worksheet


Is it cold, snowing, dark, icy? Is it indoors with a roaring fire? Is it in the North Pole, in your town, or a fantasy land you’ve invented?


Who is the story about? Santa Claus? One of the reindeer? One of his elves? Maybe it’s about you and your family or friends. Or can you invent a character for your Christmas story? Do they love Christmas, or hate it? Why?


What happens in your story? Is it a Christmas adventure? Does Santa need help delivering presents on time? Has something happened to a family that could ruin their Christmas?

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