The article aims to show how children produce stories and in what ways can such creative activity be described. For this purpose, a theoretical framework is adopted. It is made up of the perspectives of cognitive psychology, social constructivism and hermeneutic conceptions of P. Ricoeur. Following the accepted theoretical framework, a mode describing the narration‘s structure is devised. The description focuses above all on temporal relations, causal relations, teleological orientation and the „global“ overall coherence of the narration. Using the devised mode of description, selected examples of narration by seven, nine and eleven year olds are analysed. Several types of narration are characterized as symptomatic for particular periods of the younger school-age. Finally, an expected tendency in the development of children‘s narration consisting in a more pronounced teleological orientation is outlined.