A few weeks ago, I shared a musical experience I created called The Noun Rap.
I designed it for the 3rd, 4th & 5th grade students I work with at Children’s Resources Educational Center.
I figured, hey, if they have to learn about nouns, why not at least make it cool? (You can listen to what it sounds like here).
Following that, the teachers told me the students were learning about adjectives. I decided this was the perfect time to bring in one of my favorite musical experiences for school age kiddos – the Musical Mad Lib!
You did Mad Libs growing up right?
All I do for a Musical Mad Lib is choose a song, type out the lyrics of the song leaving blanks for some nouns, adjectives and verbs and ask the students to fill in those blanks with their own words.
Since we had a major cool down this week in Miami (we got down to the 60s!) I decided to use a winter fave, Frosty the Snowman. This is a well-known song and had plenty of opportunities where I could leave nouns, adjectives and verbs blank for the students to fill in.
They came up with some really creative lines…
Frosty the Snowman, was a slimy, cold soul. With a corn cob bike and a button nose and two eyes made out of chicklets.
…and they had even more fun singing those lines out loud!
If you work with school-age students that are learning the parts of speech, I recommend you try out the Musical Mad Lib.
When you do, leave a comment below to let us know what song you used and how it went.