Here in Wisconsin it’s raining today! A welcome gift for the farmers…not always great for mom’s and kids! I thought I would share this idea in case the kids are driving you crazy!
Besides the obvious activity of playing in the rain on this unusually rare occasion this summer…..
Here is an indoor activity to keep you and the kids busy and promotes a LOT of laughing and learning!!
Do you remember Mad Libs as a kid?? I LOVED them! Hours of fun at sleep overs! I haven’t ran across one of those books in stores in years so we make our own. In case you’ve never had the pleasure of a Mad Lib marathon, the rules are simple. Write a story then omit key words throughout the story and ask the other person to fill in the blanks with only the suggestion of “noun,” “verb,” “adjective,” etc. Don’t let them know what the story is about…this is where the laughter comes in!
In case you’re not up for writing your own story there’s a much simpler way! Take one of your child’s story books, write down a few pages from the story and then take out some of the words. Ask your child for the nouns, verbs, adjectives that will properly fill in the story!
Today we did a portion from The Poky Little Puppy’s Naughty Day by Jean Chandler and Elvis Presley’s Love Me Tender story book.
Here was our outcome from Love Me Tender: (the italics indicates their input!)
Love me silly, love me exciting
In a second, let me go.
You have made my life complete.
And I love you so.
Love me colorful, love me plain,
All my lunch ladies fulfill.
For, my cutie pie, I love you, And I always will.
Love me cool, love me boring,
Take me to your Snowy Mountain.
For it’s there that I belong,
And we’ll never part
I hope you have fun on this rainy day!!
What do you like to do on rainy days? I’m always looking for more ideas!!!