Missing Cookies

Kids are writers-2

By Michelle Lynn Senters-


Watch the following KIDS ARE WRITERS “movie trailer” and write a mystery.

  • Title: The Missing Cookies
  • Characters: Detective Boy, Little Sister, Baby Sister, Mom, Dad, Dog
  • Setting: Home
  • Plot: Someone is stealing all the cookies from the cookie jar. Who could it be? Detective Boy is on the case.


In the comment section below, write your first name, age, and tell us what you thought of this prompt. Did the movie spark your imagination?

headshot smallMichelle Lynn Senters is the Founder and Director of KIDS ARE WRITERS. She spends her days working as a Reading Interventionist and spends her evenings writing books for children and adults. You can learn more about Michelle HERE and at www.michellelynnsenters.com.

IMPORTANT: Students, NEVER reveal personal information while commenting. NO last names or contact information. I will delete any comments that contain personal information or comments that are inappropriate or off-topic.

10 thoughts on “Missing Cookies

  1. Hi I am Chloe. I am 9 and a half years old.This prompt is getting me really interested in mystery writing. I have all ways liked reading mysteries but this prompt really sparked my imagination. I really can’t wait to get started!

    • Hi Chloe! I have a 9 and a half year old daughter named Chloe, too! I am a writing coach here and I am excited to hear that you getting ready to write your own mystery! YAY! Keep us posted on how it’s going!

  2. Hi! I’m Hosanna. I am 13 years old. I had a lot of fun with this prompt! I have read a few mysteries and I enjoyed them. I wrote about a family who thought someone broke in their house and they called the police and it ended up really only being their pet dog!
    I had fun writting it and I can’t wait to share it with my family!

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