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Story Pirates University: Spy Gadget

Story Pirates University: Spy Gadget

Create a cool new spy gadget for your next top secret mission with the help of our Story Pirates friends Sherry and Justin. Use your imagination to create a gadget like no other!

Story Pirates University: Secret Hideout

Story Pirates University: Secret Hideout

Create a secret hideout with help from Sherry and Kimia in this clip from Story Pirates. Sherry and Kimia design a perfect secret hideout for Business Crab by asking questions about who the hideout is for and where the hideout is hiding. Business Crab’s hideout may be great for Business Crab, but what kind of hideout does your character need?

Story Pirates University: Suspense

Story Pirates University: Suspense

Sherry and Justin from Story Pirates show you how to keep a reader on the edge of their seat in this clip about suspense. They explain all the steps to make a story where the reader has to know what happens next and share their own mysterious and exciting examples.

Create a Flip Book

Learn how to create and animate a flip book with this activity from the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Story Pirates University: Dome of Compliments

Story Pirates University: Dome of Compliments

Play Dome of Compliments with Andrew and Lindsey from Story Pirates for some feel-good fun! Explore synonyms — or, words that mean the same thing — and come up with fancy compliments.

All 8 Unicorns

All 8 Unicorns

Cece’s story about 8 unicorns playing together in the forest comes to life with this colorful animation and song from Story Pirates.

Hero Stories – Hero-Sized Problems

Hero Stories – Hero-Sized Problems

For a Hero Story, you need a Hero-Sized Problem. Learn how to make your story compelling with a truly huge problem in this Story Pirates writing segment. After you come up with a gigantic problem, incorporate it into your very own Hero Story.

Hero Stories – Weaknesses

Hero Stories – Weaknesses

Join friends at Story Pirates to explore the importance of heroes confronting challenges in this video from Camp TV. Create your own hero story and think about how your character’s weaknesses will lead to a more interesting story.

Hero Stories – On a Normal Day

Hero Stories – On a Normal Day

In this writing lesson from Story Pirates, learn one way to develop your story’s hero character by focusing on them on a normal day. Through specific details and examples, your character can become even richer. Then have fun writing!

My Pen Pal

My Pen Pal

Sylvia and Elaine promise to stay best friends when Sylvia moves away. What happens when best pals become pen pals? Enjoy this original story written by 9-year-old Eden from California, presented by Story Pirates.