Dinnertime Storytelling Prompts #36-39

Updated: Nov 19, 2020

By Jennifer L. Davidson

Bring on the New Year! If one of your resolutions is to be more creative, and perhaps nudge your family members in that direction as well, then you've come to the right place. Creating a story as a family can be a fun and sometimes eye-opening experience!

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#36 - Sally resolved to be a better person in 2020, but when her friend steals her phone and posts mean things about their classmates as a joke, she doesn't know what to do. Should she forgive her friend OR forget all about her resolution and do something evil out of revenge? For the sake of fiction, which decision makes for a better story? To help you decide, create a story for each.


#37 - For Christmas, Devin received an old, tattered book from his grandma. She seemed very pleased with her gift, but it wasn't much use to him since it was written in a foreign language. But out of complete boredom over winter break, he spent time deciphering some of the text. What did Devin learn? How did it change his life?


#38 - If you could redo something that happened yesterday, what would it be and why? Discuss how the change would have affected the rest of your day. Then afterward, ask yourself if you still would have made the change.


#39 - Ben was in an airplane travelling to Paris to walk the streets and live the life of an artist. He was planning to set up a stand to sell his oil paintings because he believed he had a rare talent. But halfway there, the pilot announced they needed to make an emergency landing on a deserted island. The plane landed safely, but their luggage was dropped into the middle of the ocean, meaning all of Ben's art was destroyed. On the island, Ben bides his time looking for other ways to be creative. What does he find? What does he create? Does it help them get rescued?