Brainstorming a Story for Kids

When we brainstorm we think about all of the different things that we could write. Brainstorming helps us find the best possible topic for our writing, and when you brainstorm personal topics you can think about good memories you have about things that have happened to you. Fun things that you’ve done with your family or friends, trips you have taken or special places you have visited. Activities you have done at school or anything else that has happened to you in your life.

It’s important to choose the topic that you care about and remember lots of details about. This will help you write a great personal story. On a brainstorming sheet think of some things that you have done that you would like to write about. You can draw a sketch (if you would like or add an image), and a few words to remember the ideas.

Choose one idea that is a favorite. Here are some suggestions:
When I played kickball at recess yesterday, that was super fun.
My birthday party last summer. I could tell about gifts and games we played.
When my mom took me to the store this weekend and I got a new toy.
When I visited my grandparents for Christmas.
When I watched fireworks in the park on 4th of July.
Write about one of your ideas and save the rest for later.