Language Arts Activity
Children will share their favorite jokes, riddles, and stories during a
special class giggle time!
WHAT YOU NEED
Age-appropriate joke books and children's magazines
WHAT TO DO
- Begin by telling a few different kinds of jokes that children are
familiar with such as knock-knock jokes.
- Ask children to think of a favorite joke, riddle, or funny story to
share with their classmates. Provide joke books and children's
magazines that contain jokes for those children who have
difficulty thinking up a joke.
- Over a period of several days, set aside some time each day for a
giggle break. During that time, ask volunteers to tell or read their
jokes, riddles, and/or funny stories. (To ensure that humor is
appropriate for the classroom, you may wish to have children
whisper their jokes into your ear before telling the class.)
- Children may enjoy taping their jokes and sharing the tape with
- Have children write down their jokes, etc. Bind them together into
a class joke book for the school or classroom library.
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