The ability to understand and create humor is a developmental process that is so important in enjoying life and coping with human imperfections. Children often have a fresh take on the world and use their unique view to see the silly. Humor writing engages children to share humorous ideas and funny stories. These writing activities ensure writing is full of fun and laughter.
Activities include writing jokes and riddles, creating comics and cartoons, writing comedy sketches, flip-books, puppet scripts, and much more!
Activities are printable and written in language to share with children. These also make great language arts stations and fun centers.
For those seeking Common Core State Standard correlations, each of the writing activities is aligned with the CCSS writing standards. Some of the most common standards addressed are:
W.3 Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.
W.4 Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
W.5 Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.
W.10 Write routinely over extended time frames
These activities also meet the objectives of supporting children to be joyful creators, an important aspect of a well-rounded education.