SUNLIT beaches, grassy hillsides, and old-fashioned gardens have inspired plenty of stories over the years. Give young writers a chance to craft their own outdoor adventure tales with these four story starters. We provide the first line of each paragraph. A child’s imagination will fill in the rest!
1. Secret of the Blue Cocoon
Wherever the butterfly landed, strange events seemed to follow.
2. A Kite’s Quest
“Where are you going?” the wind asked the runaway kite.
3. High Tea Mystery
The garden party invitation was clear: Bring your own teacup and your own fingerprint kit.
4. Clue at the Picnic
When I sliced the watermelon open, I never expected to find a secret message inside.
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