Enid Blyton Story Starters

It can be a fun exercise to take the first few opening lines of a well-known book and see which way your children would take the story from there - then compare to what happened in the original. These Enid Blyton story starters do exactly that. We've chosen opening lines from various Famous Five books, the Five Find-Outers series, the Secret Seven, Faraway Tree and the Twins at St Claire's, for variety!

Enid Blyton Story Starter - Famous Five 1

Enid Blyton Story Starter - Famous Five 1

These are the opening lines of Five on a Treasure Island. If your child hasn't read the book yet, why not have a go at writing your own story based on these first few lines. What will happen next? Then read the original and see how your story differs!

Enid Blyton Story Starter - Famous Five 2

Enid Blyton Story Starter - Famous Five 2

These are the opening lines of the mous Five book, "Five Go Adventuring Again". They make an interesting story starter and could take your child off in many different directions!

Enid Blyton Story Starter - Famous Five 3

Enid Blyton Story Starter - Famous Five 3

What will your children make of the opening lines of this Famous Five story, taken from the book Five Go To Smuggler's Top? What adventures will they write about, and how will they compare with actual Famous Five adventures in the book?

Enid Blyton Story Starter - Famous Five 4

Enid Blyton Story Starter - Famous Five 4

These are the opening lines of the Famous Five story, Five Go Down to the Sea. Children can use them to spark off their own imaginative story - which will no doubt be very different from the original!

Enid Blyton Story Starter - Famous Five 5

Enid Blyton Story Starter - Famous Five 5

There are many reasons that Dick might be complaining that this is the worst Christmas holidays ever. In the original Famous Five story - Five Get Into a Fix - it is almost certainly because the children haven't yet stumbled upon an adventure to enjoy!

Enid Blyton Story Starter - Five Find-Outers

Enid Blyton Story Starter - Five Find-Outers

We've borrowed the opening line from Enid Blyton's Five Find-Outers story, the Mystery of the Invisible Thief. Use the printable to spark your child's imagination and see what sort of story they come up with. Why not then read the original book and compare?

Enid Blyton Story Starter - Secret Seven

Enid Blyton Story Starter - Secret Seven

This story starter - which is actually the opening lines of the Enid Blyton book, "Go Ahead, Secret Seven" - is a great one for encouraging reluctant story writers because it gives them quite a lot to work with.

Enid Blyton Story Starter - Twins at St Claire's

Enid Blyton Story Starter - Twins at St Claire's

Enid Blyton's book, The Twins at St Claire's, starts with these two lines. If your children have read the book they will know what direction the story is going in. If not, they can have fun making up their own from here!

Enid Blyton Story Starter- Magic Faraway Tree

Enid Blyton Story Starter- Magic Faraway Tree

Reading this opening line of Enid Blyton's The Magic Faraway Tree, you couldn't guess what adventures those three children will be having soon! But if your child was to write their own story, prompted by the story starter we have provided, what kind of story would they come up with?

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