Over the past week students have been introduced to a fun reading and writing activity called Mad Libs. Mad Libs have been around for ages (since the 1950s). The name Mad Libs comes from a play on words from the Latin “ad lib” which means “to perform without preparation”. Mad Libs are a type of game where a person creates a list of words such as nouns, verbs, places, or parts of the body. These words are used to fill in blanks of a story. Once the missing words have been replaced the person then reads the story aloud resulting in a bit of fun.
For example, a Mad Lib might initially look like this:
After completing the Mad Lib, it might read:
“One day, a polar bear went to Russia and ate a house.”
In class, grade 2 students have been writing their Mad Libs on paper. We invite you to try your own Mad Lib here online.