How to write a silly story

Choose one of these writing prompts and try writing a SILLY story!

  • Write story about what would happen if every round object on Earth was suddenly cabbage.
  • Write story about two characters who are opposites. They could be opposite in size (one big, one small) or opposite in personality (one grumpy, one cheery) or opposite in what they want (one wants to sleep, one wants to dance). What happens when these characters meet? Do they become friends? Or enemies?

  • Write story about an everyday object or animal (for example, door, carrot, puppy, etc) that is secretly evil.

  • Write story about pigeon and kid who swap bodies.

  • Write story about an everydaactivity you do all the time – for example, brushing your teeth, visiting the supermarket, riding your bike, etc. Then make the story weird by changing one small detail. For example, your toothbrush might be banana. Or the supermarket might only sell gorillas. Or the tyres of your bike might actually be snakes.

Download the ‘Ideas for silly stories activity sheet (PDF, 1.9MB)

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