One bright & sunny summer day Suzie went with her family to the beach. Suzie had a poodle named Gigi and she went along with the family. Suzie was six years old and her favorite thing to do at the beach was build sandcastles. Her mom had given her a new shovel and bucket and she was extremely excited about putting them to use for the first time. As soon as they arrived at the beach Suzie began building her castle. She told her mom and dad that she was going to build the biggest best sandcastle ever! She was very careful adding any little detail to try to make it look as real as possible. It was three stories high with lots of windows so you could see the beautiful ocean anywhere in the castle. After hours of working on it she was finally almost finished. All she had left to do was put the flag at the top steeple.
When she placed the last flag on the castle fireworks burst through the sky. All of a sudden, magically, she was inside the sandcastle! Her castle was amazing! She couldn’t believe her eyes! The walls were made of the most unique and eye-catching seashells found on the beach. The floor was made of gold! The stairs were made of the most colorful rainbow she had ever seen! There was candy everywhere! Any kind of candy you could imagine!
Then she realized there was something on her head. She reached up to take it off. It was a crown covered in hundreds of dazzling jewels! Suzie was the queen of the castle! As she wondered through the castle she looked through the windows at the beach. The water was sparkling so much it looked like the waves had diamonds in them!
As she rounded the hall she saw a magnificent unicorn. Then she realized that the unicorn was wearing a collar. It was Gigi’s collar! Gigi had turned into a unicorn! She could take Suzie anywhere she wanted to go.
In the top room of the castle there was a button on the wall with a sign beside it. The sign read, “This is your magical kingdom. If you stay past then it is yours forever. If you would like to return home the press the button.”
Suzie wanted to stay in the castle forever but she missed her family. It wasn’t as exciting without them there to share it with her. She knew that it would be so lonely without her mom, dad, and brother around. Also, she knew her parents would be worried about her. She knew all the riches the castle offered couldn’t replace her family. So, she looked through the castle one last time and then she pushed the button.
herself lying out on the beach beside her mom. To Suzie’s mom, it
Suzie had just woken up from a dream. However, Suzie knew otherwise.
over and gave Suzie lots of big wet kisses. They had not been dreaming,
had been exploring Suzie’s magic sandcastle! Suzie knew that no one
believe her story so she kept it to herself. The magic sandcastle was
adventure only her and Gigi knew about!
Lesson Using Critical Thinking
your creative writing story with your students, have your students use
their critical thinking skills to answer the following questions to
write or dictate their story. After writing their stories, have the
students draw a picture using the Paint program to illustrate their
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