The Disney company rewards creativity in storytelling. Disney movies tell captivating stories with fully developed characters, settings, and plot. Get your elementary-aged children excited about writing with these story prompts.
Remind your kids that every story has five basic but important elements. These five components are the characters, the setting, the plot, the conflict, and the resolution. These essential elements keep the story running smoothly and allow the action to develop in a logical way that the reader can follow.
If your child doesn’t quite grasp the 5 basic story elements, have them break down a Disney movie into the five components using this printable worksheet.
Disney Inspired Story Writing Prompts
These writing prompts take classic Disney stories and try to stretch your child’s imagination. What happens next, what would have happened if, what if the character?
Write a story about:
- A Disney Princess who becomes the principal of a school.
- A summer camp for kids of superheroes.
- Write a Princess story in the style of Dr. Seuss
- Stitch was experiment 626. That means there are 625 other aliens. Pick a number and write a story about that alien.
- The Genie Grants a wish to Wreck-it-Ralph (or any other Disney character)
- Write a story about 101 Cats (or any other animal)
- The Fox and the Hound and Zootopia both featured stories about prey/predators who became friends. Pick another prey/predator pair and make your own story.
- Write a story about your favorite toy’s secret life
- Write a story about Mickey & Minnie Mouse are doing while Disney World is closed
- Edna Mode owns a costume shop. Everyone who buys or rents a costume has an adventure while wearing it. Write about one of these adventures.
- A superhero wants to save the world, but he’s not very good at using his powers. How does he succeed?
- Princess Jasmine finds a magic door in her closet. What happens when she walks through?
- Hercules and his dog are on an adventure in the forest. What happens?
- You are trapped at the Magic Kingdom for the night.
- Peter Pan flies in through the window to teach you to fly. What adventure do you go on together?
- A fairy who has a fear of flying
- You are the security guard at Animal Kingdom and someone has stolen a rhinoceros!
- A Disney Princess decides to grow a sunflower, but the sunflower grows so tall it reaches up to the sky and lets evil aliens go down to Earth.
- Rewrite the ending of your favorite Disney Movie. For example, what if Merida’s Mom stayed a bear?
- Write a sequel to one of your favorite Disney Movie. For example, what does Moana do next? What does Queen Anna do for Arrendelle?
Write a story that somehow includes the following three people. Each person can be a major part of the story or a minor character—as they long as they appear somewhere.
- Mater, Tinker Bell, Mickey Mouse
- Frozone, Elsa, Hades
- Merida, Simba, Maleficent
- Disney Princess, Unicorns, Evil Queen
- Roz, Mr. Incredible, Mr. Smee
- Lightning McQueen, Mike Wakowski, Buzz Lightyear
- The Mad Hatter, Pain & Panic, Moana
- Maui, Lilo, Prince Hans
- Alice in Wonderland, Vanellope, Cruella Deville
- The Fairy Godmother, Olaf, Ursula
Let’s Think About It. EPCOT is all about the future and imagination. Use these prompts and questions to get the imagination active. Encourage them to answer all questions with as much detail as possible.
- Describe your favorite movie without mentioning the title or the character’s names. Can anyone guess the movie?
- If you could invent a robot of any type who could do anything you imagine, what types of things would you would have the robot to do?
- If you could meet Walt Disney, what questions might you ask him? What would you do together for the day?
- A hero is someone who is admired for their courage and achievements. What do you think makes someone a hero? Who are some of your heroes?
- A Tall Tale is a story that exaggerates something that actually happened. Write a tall tale about something that recently happened to you.
- Every year over 8 billion plastic bottles and cans are thrown away. What are some things you can do to help encourage your family and friends to recycle?
- Do you think it would be fun to plant a garden? What types of plants would you want to grow? Write about your garden ideas.
- If you could visit any planet in the solar system, which planet would you like to visit the most and why? Write about what it might be like.
- What is at the end of a rainbow? Imagine you follow a rainbow to the end. What do you discover? Is it a pot of gold, or something else?
- If you were the owner of a new theme park, what types of rides and attractions would you have? Describe what they would be like and why people would want to visit your park.
I hope these Disney Inspired Story Writing Prompts help to expand your child’s love for writing stories!
If you are looking for more story fun, check out these fun storytime ideas to keep kids busy from the blog Ripped Jeans & Bifocals.
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