We started in on our Language Arts this morning and once again my 7 year old Joe came saying "Mom, I don't understand this!!"
As I started working with him, I realized he didn't remember what Verb, Noun, Adverb,etc. meant. So I pulled out some note cards and jotted the words down. On the back we wrote the definition and then came up with three examples of each.
That was when my light bulb moment came. Mad Libs! Oh joy, Mad Libs was going do a boring job a ginormous, fabulous, fun favor! ( some adjectives there for you)
I googled Mad Libs and came across several sites that have online stories. We used the Wacky Web and yes, there is use of Verbs, Plural Nouns as well as Singular (two new words), Adjectives and even Countries...another great subject to explore. The boys all pitched in, with my preschooler offering colors and names, my Kindergartener giving up names of Countries and big numbers and 2nd grader working out those tricky words with the help of his notecards.
The boys were rolling on the floor in hysterics with their hilarious stories, they begged me to do another, and another. After four I was ready for a break so now they're off to play, using their nouns, adjectives and prepositions...
Thanks, Mad Libs. Remind me to get some for the car, too.