Story Starters

How are you getting on with your story?


Thinking of that first line for your story is often the hardest part!

Here are some of the ideas the Jumbles have thought of:

An action starter.

Bertie Banana slid down his water slide straight into ……..

Sally Strawberry was so busy listening to her music that she didn't notice the giant hole in the road and ….

Pedro Pear was practising his boxing when …..

A character starter.

Lizzie Lemon was very forgetful. She forgot birthdays. She forgot where she was going. She even forgot …

Georgie Garlic was always playing tricks on his friends. One day …….

Mushy was a very clumsy mushroom.

A question

Have you ever wondered what …..?

What do you think happens when the lights go out in ……?

Guess what Mushy Mushroom caught in his fishing net ?

What do you think Potty Potato found when he was digging his garden?


One day when Matty Melon was playing table-tennis he saw ……

Yesterday was a particularly bad day for Arthur Apple.

Last night a strange thing happened in the vegetable patch .


See you on Sunday !!



What are you making?

How are you getting on with the last Sunday Challenge?

The challenge was to make something using just some plastic cups, balloons, pipe cleaners and straws.

You can use glue to stick things together and a pair of scissors but remember you must ask an adult first.


Let's see what the Jumbles are making.

TuTu is going to make a person. She's using one balloon for the head.

I wonder what she will use for the body, arms and legs.

What do you think?

Alfie wants to make a hot-air balloon He has blown a balloon up inside the cup. But he's not sure what to do next.
What would you do?

Georgie hasn't decided what to make. She is trying out different arrangements of plastic cups.

What do you think she could make with the cups in a tower like this?


Come back next Sunday to see what the Jumbles have made and for a new challenge.

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