As my brother and I got older some of the games even got a bit raunchy!
Years ago, I made this wacky version of The Night Before Christmas. I know my inspiration didn't come from the internet because I didn't use it like I do now. I believe I just took my copy of the book and took words out based on what parts of speech we had studied so far. Anyway, I know there are similar ideas floating around out there.
I don't give any hints to the kids about what the story is so they turn out really silly. I also tell them to try to come up with words on their list that are unique, one-of-a-kind words. We want words that sizzle and pop, people!
So, the kiddos get the word list form to fill out first.
Then after I've checked to see that they have the correct kinds of words and we proofread for spelling, I give them the wacky story template to fill in using their word list. There is no word changing allowed at this point!
At this point, the giggles and snickers start. Pretty soon the whole class is in stitches and so eager to share, which I have forbidden until everyone is done.
Finally, we have a read aloud time where each child gets to share.
Guaranteed to be a holiday favorite.