Confession: I daydreamed through first grade grammar (oh man, I also just had to use spell check to figure out how to spell ‘grammar’). I don’t think I really understood what an adverb was until I was 25. Geez, I’m really baring my ignorant soul here. Did the educational system fail me? Nope. I had to work really hard to not learn how to spell ‘grammar’ and keep myself in the dark about what an adverb is and still graduate high school with a 3.9 grade point average.
Despite my best efforts, I did learn what an adverb is (eventually) and I’m glad. Because you can’t play Mad Libs™ without this key piece of knowledge. And today’s playdate is similar to that block-busting, famous, fun-filled game.
So, in case you maybe forgot what an adverb or other type of word is, here is my handy-dandy reminder list:
Don’t be intimidated! This really is easy…
Take you 15 minutes from banging your head against the ‘cat hair’ wall and use my Story Play worksheet to rekindle your creativity!
Get crazy with it- let your mind brainstorm and write down those outrageous words. Body parts are fun…
You can do this with a friend or solo– just don’t peek at the story if you are going it alone!
And if you are really into it, you can make a story play worksheet yourself: Jot down a quick story (it can be an existing story or one strait from your noggin), and then replace a few of the words or phrases with blank lines. It might be fun to play with family or friends at the next holiday gathering!