Do any of you remember hanging out with friends and playing with Mad Lib books when you were a kid? I loved it, and several years ago when I was working with a group of rather grim middle-schoolers, I decided that this might be a way to shake them out of their youthful angst.
I have recreated the game here, and if you have any ‘kid-ness’ left in you, I invite you to play along. Here are the questions, write your answers on a sheet of paper, and be honest! No looking ahead unless you are hopelessly adult. If so, you lose a turn.
List Your Favorite Things
Your First Name (this is called ‘student’ later on):____________
Favorite First Name:_________________________________
Favorite Animal: ___________________________________
Favorite Tree: _____________________________________
Favorite Sound: ___________________________________
Favorite Number: __________________________________
Favorite Object: ___________________________________
Favorite 1st Color: _________________________________
Favorite 2nd Color: _________________________________
Favorite Texture: __________________________________
Favorite Food: ____________________________________
Next, to do this right, print off this whole blog page, but don’t read ahead! Find a friend and ask them to just write your answers in the blanks on the printed story. Don’t read the story yet.
When all the blanks are filled in, your friend can read you the best story you have ever heard because it includes twelve things you really like. Are you smiling yet?
Tomorrow I will post my favorite-things story. Stay tuned!