60 Joke Writing Exercises, Brainstorming Games and Joke Telling Tips
Humor and laughter are great ways to reduce stress, stimulate creativity and feel better. Humor is a tremendous tool for teaching, and joke telling is a great way for a child to develop self-esteem and feel comfortable speaking to others.Kids want to learn about all kinds of jokes. Jestercises and Gamestorms provides warm-ups with Brainstorming Games, Exercises showing how to write a particular kind of joke, and Tips in the art of joke telling. Jestercises and Gamestorms uses content area subjects that help students learn more than just joke writing. The All-American Knock Knocks use the names of the presidents; the All-American Limericks use the names of local cities. The Wacky Definitions can use mathematical terms. Give Me A Sentence can use science terms. Many of the Gamestorms use geography and the alphabet. The Jestercises and Gamestorms help make writing fun in the language arts classroom. Just using the Jestercises and Gamestorms as fun breaks will help bring laughter to your classroom.Finally, there’s only one greater thrill than getting another person to laugh . . . it’s laughing with your kids.