Saturday, October 1, 2011

Creating Mad-lib stories

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Mad-libs are fun to create and can generate much laughter for those with dementia and others living at a long term care facility

Mad-Libs™ can be fun for all ages. By creating short stories with key words removed, MadLibs™ allows your audience to create silly short stories.

A traditional Mad Lib™ uses a short subject story, such as a letter home from camp, facts about dinosaurs, or the moon. From the story, key words are removed in several categories, including nouns, verbs, adjectives, numbers and people’s names. One player or group leader can see the story, and is in charge of getting words from other players that fit the missing categories. No one but the person with the Mad Libs™ story should be allowed to know the subject or any other details of the story. Once all the empty spaces are filled, the completed story is read aloud, and generally the laughing begins.

Here is one

A day at the zoo

Word List
_________________Verb(past tense)
_________________verb(past tense)

Today I went to the zoo. I saw a ____________(adjective)

_____________(noun) jumping up and down in its tree. He
_____________(verb: past tense) __________(adverb) through the
large tunnel that led to its __________(adjective)
__________(noun). I got some peanuts and passed them
through the cage to a gigantic gray __________(noun)
towering above my head. Feeding that animal made me
hungry. I went to get a __________(adjective) scoop of ice
cream. It filled my stomach. Afterwards I had to
__________(verb) __________ (adverb) to catch our bus. When
I got home I __________(verb past tense) my mom for a
__________(adjective) day at the zoo.

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