We are big fans of mad libs in our house. For Cooper’s Star Wars LEGO birthday party, I ordered mad lib books for the goody bags. The mad libs have been a big hit with the Curious Kids, especially on road trips.
As a mom/teacher/writer, I love that mad libs help the boys recognize parts of speech. To complete the mad libs, they have to know what adjectives, verbs or nouns are. They are getting practice with sentence structure all in the name of fun.
Here’s a MadLib (MS Word) I wrote for a special Star Wars fan, Renn. Learn about Renn and his galactic battle with epilepsy here. May The Force be with you, Renn!
Published by Kirsten W. Larson
Kirsten W. Larson used to work with rocket scientists at NASA. Now she writes books for curious kids. She’s the author of WOOD, WIRE, WINGS: Emma Lilian Todd Invents an Airplane, illustrated by Tracy Subisak (Calkins Creek, 2020), A TRUE WONDER: The Comic Book Her Who Changed Everything, illustrated by Katy Wu (Clarion, 2021); THE FIRE OF STARS: The Life and Brilliance of the Woman Who Discovered What Stars are Made of, illustrated by Katherine Roy (Chronicle, 2023), THIS IS HOW YOU KNOW, illustrated by Cornelia Li (Little, Brown, 2024) and THE LIGHT OF RESISTANCE, illustrated by Barbara McClintock (Roaring Brook, 2023) along with 25 other nonfiction books for kids. She's a geek, LEGO lover, and sock enthusiast. Find her at kirsten-w-larson.com or on Twitter/Instagram @KirstenWLarson.
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28 thoughts on “Mad Lib Magic”
That’s a fun one Kirsten. I’m enjoying all these posts. I’m sure Renn will too.
It’s fun to see what everyone came up with. This group is so creative!
This is so fun and creative, Kirsten! I’m sure Renn will love it! Thank you so much for joining in the effort to brighten Renn’s week! 🙂
Thanks for putting this together, Susanna!
Mad Libs is the best! Very creative Kirsten
I’m not sure how creative it is, but I tried!
How very clever! We’re huge Mad Libs fans too. I think this will definitely be loads of fun for Renn!
I hope so, Teresa. Thanks for stopping by.
Love you Mad Libs, Kirsten! Great job!
Battle on Renn!
I hope he enjoys it. I realize he might need a little help with “adjective” at five, but it should help kill 15 minutes of waiting.
This idea is just—-(add exclamation)!
Thanks so much for joining in, Kristen. I love reading your mad libs doc. I never would have known. 🙂
Oh my gosh…when was the last time I did a Mad-lib..used to LOVE them! This is so special, Kristen…you did a great job and I know Renn will have lots of fun with it!
Isn’t it hilarious? I hadn’t thought about them in years until I was looking for non-candy favors for the birthday party last fall.
Your Mad-lib is out of this world! How fun!
Kirsten – this is a ______________(insert amazing adjective) post. How did you think of such a ________________(insert a synonym for fun) post for Renn? I know he will get great ___________________(another word for JOY) out of this. You are a ________________(insert superlative) type friend.
What a COOL idea! I LOVE Mad Libs (and Ms. Miller’s comment! 😉 )!
I know, Laura Anne is funny.
What an inspired idea – Star Wars Mad Lib!! I’m sure Renn will love it, and I’m printing out a copy for us too.
If you are printing something out, you must be feeling better. I hope you continue to heal. We need our fearless leader.
This is a great idea, Kirsten! We love Mad Libs and I’ve downloaded this one for us. Thank you!
These mad-libs are just awesome. Wow!
So clever, Kristen! I’ve always loved Mad Libs!