Social and Emotional Learning Prompt or Conversation Starter: Tell a Funny Story

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K - 5th
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Looking for a great stress-buster, bell-ringer, brain-break, warmer, filler, or fast-finisher activity?

This beautifully illustrated drawing, writing, or discussion prompt asks students to tell about something that made them laugh. Used as a filler or community builder, this activity will have them sharing funny memories, humorous stories, maybe even a scene from a movie or book. From there, they might move to writing a short story or even a role play or script.

This is a great way to introduce the concept of humor and what makes things funny. You can also use it in a fiction-writing unit, or as a way to practice natural conversational English and fixed expressions.

This product contains suggestions on how to use the prompt and the one-page illustrated worksheet itself with a license to print, copy, and use it as many times in YOUR classroom as you like.


Each of these original worksheets from the 60 Positive Activities for Kids activities are extremely flexible and adaptable to fit your classroom! Students can respond in writing, in discussion, or by drawing. Younger learners (or lower-level ESL/EFL students) might start with a drawing, then label it. After that, they can tell their partner about their answer, before doing a short writing of a sentence or two. Older or more advanced students might start with drawings and notes, and move straight to a paragraph, which they can then read or present to the class!

These exercises make great stress-busters, bell-ringers, brain-breaks, warmers, fillers, or fast-finisher activities and they're easy to fit into a writing class, English class, creative play time, or even an after-school program, preschool, nursery school, kindergarten, or homeschooling situation.


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Total Pages
1 page
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Teaching Duration
30 minutes
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