This is a fun way to teach language skills and get kids interested in learning about words. Mad Libs is a fun game for older kids who know what an adverb is but not so much for younger children. This game is great for kids ages 6 to 12, but really, anyone can play. children who know how to read but do not understand what an adverb is...well, this will help them learn. If you make your own Mad Libs, the kids can pick words from a list and still have a great time! You can find a used story book at the thrift shop or sometimes the local library sells old books for 25 cents.
Step 1: preparing the story
There are several ways you can do this. I found an older book that was in good shape except the cover had been scribbled on. It was full of short stories. I picked out a story and then took a highlighter and highlighted several words in the story. Nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs.