Monday, July 21, 2008

Family Moment Monday

As we were waiting in the car for a store to open this morning, Cavett found a toy we had received in a Whataburger Kid's Meal. It was a Whataburger version of "Mad Libs." You remember these from elementary school. They are stories with blanks left for specific words. They tell you what part of speech and you supply a word, not knowing the context of the story, so that when you read it with the substituted word, it ends up being pretty silly.

With a little help we were able to play the game and make up a pretty funny story. Instead of telling him, "give me a verb"--I say, "give me an action word." Instead of adjective, I say, describing word, etc. Sometimes, I have to give him a list of words to chose from, but he still gets a kick out of it. (He's 3 1/2, so don't think your kid may be too young. Give them a challenge. You never know what they may be able to accomplish!)

There are several places to get these free online as well as you can buy the original books. You can even make up your own with books that you read all the time to your kids. I think I will print a few to take with us on our upcoming trip!

Here is a list of websites to check out for your own Mad Libs. Have fun and laugh with your kids. Listening to them laugh is the best part of family time.

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Falcone Family said...

great idea...i wonder if they have them in spanish?

Melissa said...

There's also some on Writing.Com. You can sift through MadLibs of various ratings. It's a lot of fun! They will even let you fill in the words there.

Great tip! Sometimes it's not easy to figure out what to do during those times when they -have- to sit still, like en route to someplace or waiting in line at the drive-through.

Motherhood for Dummies said...

oh I love mad libs! They are always good. My sister keeps a pad usually in the car to help entertain kids if they are having to wait for someone