Bedtime Story Competition Activity Sheets

Would you like to write a story for our Bedtime Story Competition, but aren't sure where to start? Well, you've come to the right place! Below, you'll find a variety of activity sheets designed to help get your imagination going. Whether it's your plot, characters, setting or the writing itself that you're stuck on, these activity sheets are sure to kindle your creativity and get you writing in no time!

1. Character Plan

This character template will encourage you to think about what your character looks like on the outside and what their personality is like on the inside. Plus, there's lots of space for drawing your character so you can truly bring them to life!

2. Setting Plan

Settings are very important because you can use them to create atmosphere and mood in your story. This plan is designed to help you think about each setting and everything you can see, smell, hear, touch, and maybe even taste within it! There's lots of room for drawing the setting, too, so you can visualise it and imagine your characters there.

3. Story Mountain

Got some great characters and fantastic settings, but stuck for a plot? No problem! This awesome story mountain will show you in a fun, visual way how a story should progress. You can separately plan out your beginning, build-up, peak, resolution and ending, making for a well-paced and exciting tale.

4. Writing Inspiration

So you've got all the individual bits and pieces for your story sorted... but now what? What if that creative writing inspiration just doesn't flow straight away? Not to worry - these activity sheets are packed with writing inspiration that will get you to answer questions about your story and your ideas, helping you to get into the creative writing mind-set and develop some great ideas!

Of course, another great way to stir your creativity is to read! Check out our range of picture books, bedtime story books and children's fiction books to find plenty of inspiration for your story.

  • BDSR 4 years +
    4 years +
    • £4.99
    The winner of Book People's Bedtime Story Competition 2017, Frasier Cox's There's a Boy Just Like Me is a heart-warming tale of friendship between the author and a refugee who shares the same interests and childhood hopes and dreams.

    In 2017, we asked children aged 5 to 11 to write a bedtime story between 200 and 800 words on the theme of friendship. The response was astounding and out of over 1,300 entries, Frasier's story was selected as the winner by a panel of judges that included TV favourite Claudia Winkleman and radio DJ and Radio Boy author Christian O'Connell. Frasier's story was chosen for his focus on important issues and beautiful storytelling.

    At least 35% of the price of the book will be donated to Save the Children, a charity that fights every single day for children's futures. Sold exclusively through us at, Frasier's book features illustrations from top children's book illustrator Alison Brown and published by Little Tiger.

    Please note that this book is exempt from all promotions due to its charitable donation.