Before I became a parent, I had no idea of the role knock-knock jokes, mad libs, and the like would one day play in my home. With a 6 year old and a 4 year old – these things are the stuff of magic around here. My kids think they are absolutely hilarious and just cannot get enough – ever.
Which is why I asked our contributor MJ to put together a colorful Mad Libs style card that can be used for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Grandparents’ Day, etc. Because I know the kids will want to fill them out over and over, for any and every occasion for which they might be even mildly appropriate.
These cards aren’t just fun, the large blank space left for your child to fill with their drawings makes them a great keepsake too!
Download the free printable below and enjoy!
Do you remember the afternoons of activity pads and Mad Libs? I adored the silly stories that came from putting together a random collection of parts of speech. And the fun of bringing in a friend who knew the really great adjectives and juicy verbs to include to make your story even more ridiculous.
I wanted to bring that same sense of fun to my kids. Because I love laughing with them and (bonus) using a structure like fill in the blank, allows children to explore vocabulary and express emotions that might not readily come into their writing.
Expressive writing is a skill that needs to be practiced and activities like this one sets kids up for success with it early on.
The free printable card is set up like a letter, and it’s the perfect thing for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, birthday, teacher appreciation or any day occasion.
It’s also likely to cause a lot of giggling on the part of the creator as well as the receiver! It’s fun to work on the card alongside your child and help them explore the possibilities of words.
What does it sound like to read ENORMOUS instead of BIG, or chocolate chip cookie dough instead of cake.
Keep a handful of these cards somewhere accessible for your children, and you might find that there are lots of silly celebrations popping up that deserve a fill in the blank card. And don’t forget to have them draw a masterpiece to go along side their silly story too!