How to Make Your Own “Mad Libs” With Your Kids

Mad Lids is a classic and beloved word game. But have you ever thought of taking the game one step further and making your own Mad Libs from scratch? If you have a bit of time on your hands, this can be a great way to encourage creativity in your children. Plus, it’s a fantastic bonding activity for everyone involved. 

Choose a Theme

Decide on a theme for your Mad Libs. It could be a favorite story, a family event, or even something entirely imaginative. Making the story personal can be especially fun.

Create a Story Outline

Outline a simple story structure with blank spaces for different parts of speech: nouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs. For example, “Once upon a time in [a place], there lived a [adjective] [noun] who loved to [verb] [adverb].”

Ask for Words

Once the story is done, start asking for words to fill in the blanks. Encourage them to come up with silly or unexpected words to add humor to the story. Write down the words in the corresponding blank spaces.

Read Aloud the Result

Once all the blanks are filled, read the completed Mad Libs story aloud. Brace yourself for the laughter and giggles as the nonsensical and hilarious tale unfolds!