Monday, May 21, 2012

Verb Ending in -ING

Okay, write down a plural noun, adjective, noun, adjective, plural noun, noun, adjective, plural noun, noun, noun, adverb, a last name, part of the body (plural), noun, and another noun.  Got them?
Now fill them the appropriate blanks:

(Courtesy of MAD LIBS: WHO MOVED MY CUBICLE?, Penguin Group)
How did it come out? 
Mad Libs has been one of my favorite games since I was about ten!  I absolutely love it and usually have one in my car, in my purse, and in my living room!  If you have never played Mad Libs, you are doing yourself a great disservice.  Go out now and buy a book.  Go on.
Mad Libs was introduced to the public by Leonard Stern and Roger Price in 1953.  It is said that the game was inspired by the vintage parlour game, Consequences.  Now this is my kind of game.  You and your friends gather in a circle with paper and pen in hand.  Each person takes turns writing out a few sentences, folds the paper to cover their addition, and passes it to a neighbor.  Everyone in the circle does this until each person has had a turn.  At the end, someone reads the story aloud for a good chuckle. 
Today we have Word Feud and Words with Friends to occupy our time (and to keep us distracted from doing that sink full of dishes).    What are some of your favorite word games?  Do you have a funny word game story?
Happy reading and writing!


  1. Oh! And for you artists out there, a similar game called Exquisite Corpse was played by Surrealists. They would draw a body part on a piece of paper, cover it up, and pass it to the next artist, at the end, they would have a mélange of body parts.

  2. OK...the body part game sounds creepy. I used to love mad libs! Now Maddie does them whenever she gets a chance, you can print some on the computer. They crack her up!

    1. should see the pictures! They are way creepy...damn Surrealists...
      That is so awesome that Maddie enjoys them! It's such a great way for the young kids to learn their parts of speech. I love to hear that ;)


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