FREE writing resources and tools

Whether you’re a parent looking for ways to engage your child who is reluctant with creative writing or are a family who love getting in to story-writing at home, we’ve created a range of free and fun resources for you!

Each activity has been created by our education experts to help children think about the characters and settings that will feature in their stories about ‘hidden talents’.

Downloadable Activity Sheets

Once all the planning is done and the story is ready, send it to us to be in with the chance of being the Explore Learning Writer of the Year!

The competition for 2020 has now ended, Greg James has his reading glasses on and will be judging our winner – keep an eye out on this page or on social media to find out more!

How to get involved

Get inspired

Take a look at our
FREE writing resources to
help you plan your story.

Enter online

Submit your story online
before the deadline on the
28th October 2020.

Stay tuned

There will be a winner for
each Key Stage, judged by
Greg James. Find out more.

Try our Talent Generator

Looking for inspiration for your character’s hidden talent?
Try our Talent Generator below. 


Click on the link using mobile device to use.

Free online writing workshops

Our free online writing workshops are perfect for practising your story writing. 

Join Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity
and their mascot, Marvin, for a
story writing adventure.

Watch workshop

From old, archaic English words to interesting words
in other languages. Discover a whole world of interesting
and wonderful words which we don’t often use!

Watch workshop

Our imagination station – it’s time to create a
collaborative story together.

Watch workshop

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