Teaching Resource

Roll to Create a Christmas Story

PDF | 1 page|Grades: 2 - 6

A fun, hands-on Christmas activity using dice and a chart to create get prompts for a creative writing activity.

How to use this Christmas themed writing prompt resource:

  1. Students roll a dice and identify the corresponding narrative elements on the chart.
  2. Each narrative element is recorded at the bottom of the sheet.
  3. Once students have “rolled” the characters, setting and complication for their story they can begin to write their narrative.

You may like to print this great Christmas themed writing page for your students to display their work.

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I tried a few different ways with different classes… My Year 7s loved creating stories in small groups, which some then improvised and presented. With Year 9, we used the dice widget to determine narrative elements for a whole class story. We then planned the main points of action, broke them into scenes. Allocated one scene to each group, gave them time to create their little scenes and then each group presented in order. It was so much fun! Even the older kids loved it, because they could add their own details and flourishes and then they didn’t think it was too ‘kiddy’. 🙂

Cassie · Dec 10th, 2019


That’s awesome!
Thanks so much for letting us all know how it went.
It’s always great getting feedback from the classroom.

Kristian · Dec 16th, 2019


I can’t wait to use this with my Year 7 Drama class tomorrow! They’ll work in groups to create short role-plays using the narrative elements they get from each roll. 🙂

Cassie · Dec 2nd, 2019


Hi Cass!
Great to hear from you. Love your ideas for using this Christmas resource. Make sure you let us know how your class enjoys the activity.
Take care,

Kristian · Dec 3rd, 2019

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