I loved Mad Libs growing up – I just thought they were hilarious. When I realized that you start learning about parts of speech in first grade, I thought mad libs are the perfect way to practice parts of speech! And they are fun to boot.
I made some little color coded cards to start out with, and Baloo and I set out practicing our parts of speech and having a great time. I told him what I needed, and what color the card was, and he would pick out a word. After we had gone through them a few times I would just say “Noun: Person, place, or thing” and see if he remembered which color.
We ended up with a few hilarious stories and read them over and over. He kept asking to do MORE and MORE stories!! I know we have found a perfect activity when he asks to do it again and again!
I set up our parts of speech cards to be available for download!