I’ve discovered grammar can be fun for kids!
I’ve laughed till tears run down my face! My 8 and 11-year-old nephews cracked up begging for more! My 4 and 6-year-old daughters were engaged, laughing, and wanted to do this every chance they get! What is it?
Mad Libs Junior
I’d played Mad Libs occasionally, and yes it’s been moderately fun. So I decided to get a Mad Libs book for a recent road trip to Florida. Little did I realize, they make these books in a Junior Edition. You’re probably rolling your eyes and thinking to yourself, what rock has this woman been living under.
That’s okay, laugh away 🙂 You’ll find yourself laughing even more if you try out one of the Mad Libs Junior books for yourself. I think it’s way funnier than the adult versions. And there’s nothing greater than silly, innocent, tears rolling down your face, humor!
And an added benefit is that it teaches and reinforces elements of grammar. It’s a great way for children to begin learning grammar because it takes the fear factor out of it. It’s not overwhelming in its rules.
It’s wacky fun for young readers. Even if your child can’t read yet, as is the case for my four-year-old, they can still play. Simply let them take turns picking a Noun, Adjective, Verb or Miscellaneous word from the list provided for each story.
Each story includes four categories of words to choose from, tailored for that particular story. The categories are indicated by a separate symbol and each symbol represents a part of speech.
The books are even designed with kids in mind. The word blanks are larger since little hands write larger letters. There are approximately 48 pages per book. I found 13 books on Amazon, and I’m excited to try them all! And no, this is NOT a sponsored post.
Can’t wait to try it out? Here’s a story result after the kids doctored it up with their word choices:
*Due to copyright laws, I can’t give the words listed from each category for this story
My favorite comic-book character is the Purple Noodle. She’s a superhuman creature with tons of smelly powers. When a bad guy attacks, her stomach turns into the size of a shoe and shoots out a poison flea. She is able to make any enemy sneeze with fright. Her sidekick is a giant purple house who starts to snore whenever he smells trouble. And she rides around in a magical jet that’s shaped like a pineapple. When she isn’t fighting crime, she poses as an old schoolteacher. The only key to her identity is a hairy purple mark right above her bottom. When I grow up, I hope I burp just like her!
From Super Silly Mad Libs Junior ™
Below is a list of the books on Amazon with a convenient link ~ (links are affiliate)
P.S. How Do You Make Grammar Fun?