Lesson Plan Title : Creating Mad Libs

Age Range: Grade 9 through grade 12 (High School Level)

Overview and Purpose : Almost every child has completed a Mad Lib. In this lesson, students create their own Mad Libs story that they can share with classmates.

Objective: The student will be able to write their own Mad Lib story.


Mad Lib sample pages


Complete some Mad Lib stories with your class. Explain that they are going to write their own Mad Lib to share with their classmates. Have them fold their paper in half and write the story on the bottom part of the paper. Have them number the spaces and write what part of speech should be there. On the top half of the paper, have them list the parts of speech that are missing.


1. Adjective ___________________________________

2. Noun (place) ________________________________

After they have finished their story and labeled the missing parts of speech, have them work in trios to fill in the spaces. (The student who wrote the story should ask the other two for the parts of speech.)


This activity can be made more challenging by limiting the parts of speech the students may ask for. Another option is to have the students ask for whatever part of the sentence you are studying, including prepositional phrases or indirect objects.