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MAD LIBS is a game for people who don't like games!

It can be played by one, two, three, four, or forty. RIDICULOUSLY SIMPLE DIRECTIONS
In this tablet you will find stories containing blank spaces where words are left out. One player, the READER, selects one of these stories. The READER does not tell anyone what the story is about. Instead, he/she asks the other players, the WRITERS, to give him/her words. These words are used to fill in the blank spaces in the story.

TO PLAY
The READER asks each WRITER in turn to call out a wordan adjective or a noun or whatever the space calls forand uses them to fill in the blank spaces in the story. The result is a MAD LIBS game. When the READER then reads the completed MAD LIBS game to the other players, they will discover that they have written a story that is fantastic, screamingly funny, shocking, silly, crazy, or just plain dumbdepending upon which words each WRITER called out.

In case you have forgotten what adjectives, adverbs, nouns, and verbs are, here is a quick review: An ADJECTIVE describes something or somebody. Lumpy, soft, ugly, messy, and short are adjectives. An ADVERB tells how something is done. It modifies a verb and usually ends in "ly." Modestly, stupidly, greedily, and carefully are adverbs. A NOUN is the name of a person, place or thing. Sidewalk, umbrella, bridle, bathtub, and nose are nouns. A VERB is an action word. Run, pitch, jump, and swim are verbs. Put the verbs in past tense if the directions say PAST TENSE. Ran, pitched, jumped, and swam are verbs in the past tense. When we ask for a PLACE, we mean any sort of place: a country or city (Spain, Cleveland) or a room (bathroom, kitchen.) An EXCLAMATION or SILLY WORD is any sort of funny sound, gasp, grunt, or outcry, like Wow!, Ouch!, Whomp!, Ick!, and Gadzooks! When we ask for specific words, like a NUMBER, a COLOR, an ANIMAL, or a PART OF THE BODY, we mean a word that is one of those things, like seven, blue, horse, or head. When we ask for a PLURAL, it means more than one. For example, cat pluralized is cats.

MAD LIBS is fun to play with friends, but you can also play it by yourself! To begin with, DO NOT look at the story on the page below. Fill in the blanks on this page with the words called for. Then, using the words you have selected, fill in the blank spaces in the story. Now you've created your own hilarious MAD LIBS game!

Four hundred years ago, people knew little about our


ADJECTIVE

universe. They thought that the earth was the center of the entire and that the sun and all of the
NOUN PLURAL NOUN

revolved around it. But then a/an


NATIONALITY

named Copernicus discovered the truth. The earth revolves around the
SOMETHING ROUND NUMBER

times a year. , was born in


LAST NAME OF PERSON

Copernicus, whose last name was Warsaw, and he used one of the first
ADJECTIVE

telescopes, . This primitive

which was invented by


PERSON IN ROOM

telescope was little more than two pieces of


TYPE OF FOOD

stuck .

on each end of a/an


NOUN

In 1600, an Italian
OCCUPATION

named Galileo expanded theories. But during the Inquisition

Copernicus'
ADJECTIVE

in Italy, he was
ADVERB

arrested. After
VERB ENDING IN "ING"

for six months in jail, Galileo was forced to


VERB

MAD LIBS is fun to play with friends, but you can also play it by yourself! To begin with, DO NOT look at the story on the page below. Fill in the blanks on this page with the words called for. Then, using the words you have selected, fill in the blank spaces in the story. Now you've created your own hilarious MAD LIBS game!

When we look up into the sky on a/an


ADJECTIVE

summer

night, we see millions of tiny spots of light. Each one represents a/an which is the center of a/an
NOUN ADJECTIVE

solar system with dozens of


PLURAL NOUN ADVERB

revolving

around a distant sun. Sometimes these suns expand and begin


VERB ENDING IN "INS"

their neighbors. Soon they will become so . Eventually they subside


SILLY WORD (PLURAL)

big, they will turn into and become


ADJECTIVE

giants or perhaps black


PLURAL NOUN FIRST NAME

. , circles around

Our own planet, which we call our


ADJECTIVE

sun
NUMBER

times every year. There are eight other ,


ANOTHER FIRST NAME

planets in our solar system. They are named

ANOTHER FIRST NAME

'

ANOTHER FIRST NAME

ANOTHER FIRST NAME

,
ANOTHER FIRST NAME ANOTHER FIRST NAME

Jupiter, and Mars. Scientists .


PLURAL NOUN

who study these planets are called

The greatest true-life space story is the one about our astronauts to the moon for the first time.
VERB ENDING IN "INS"

There were
NUMBER PERSON IN ROOM

astronauts. We all remember their names: , who was the expert in


NOUN

; test pilot with a

, a/an
ANOTHER PERSON IN ROOM ADJECTIVE

Ph.D. in
PLURAL NOUN

; and
ANOTHER PERSON IN ROOM PROFESSION

, who and conducted a series

was the ship's of really


ADJECTIVE

experiments with
COLOR

mice and
PLURAL NOUN

. It was a great day for America

when they landed and said,"Whatta ya know? It really is made out of


TYPE OF DAIRY FOOD

."

The adventures of Captain Zoom, Space


NOUN

. Captain cape and


COLOR

Zoom is a superhero who wears a/an a/an


COLOR ADJECTIVE

suit of long underwear. He has his own rocket ship, which takes him all over the universe.

His ship is fueled by


TYPE OF

mixed with
FOOD TYPE OF LIQUID

and can go
NUMBER

miles per hour.


PLURAL NOUN

Captain Zoom loves to go to the assistance of poor who are in trouble. When he hears of such a/an
ADJECTIVE

situation, he leaps
ADVERB

into his ship and zooms off into yonder. He journeys throughout the galaxy,

the wild
COLOR

sometimes going as far as


PLACE

. He has a/an
ADJECTIVE

companion who goes with him on all of his adventures. His companion is a
NUMBER PERSON IN ROOM (MALE)

-year-old boy whose name is but who is called"


SILLY WORD

." go to the
ADVERB

To read more about Captain Zoom,


next Mad Lib.

One day Captain Zoom heard that a group of


NATIONALITY

had been picked up by some little green


PLURAL NOUN

who were in a flying saucer. He learned they


PLURAL NOUN

were locked in a/an


TYPE OF CONTAINER

on the
ADJECTIVE

planet Hang-On. At once he called to his


ADJECTIVE

companion,"Hey, Shorty, ."


PLACE

get the spacecraft warmed up. We are going to And off they zoomed,
VERB ENDING IN "INS"

around the moon and

past Mars. In no time at all they landed on Hang-On. When Captain Zoom stepped out of his ship, he said,"
EXCLAMATION

!" which
NOUN

because the first thing he saw was a purple was eating a long, thin
SOMETHING ALIVE ADJECTIVE *

. He whipped out his Super


VERB (PAST TENSE)

Ray Gun and blasted away until he had everything in sight. "Now, Shorty," he said
ADVERB

,"let's to rescue."

see if we can find some


PLURAL NOUN

"Although I cannot be your


NOUN

King," Captain Zoom told natives of Hang-On, "I will be your

the
ADJECTIVE

. And I will
NOUN VERB

you like a father." !" they shouted


EXCLAMATION

At this, the natives cheered."


ADVERB

. And they began pelting the good captain with overripe


PLURAL NOUN EMOTION

, which was how they showed respect and . Then they took him to their local
TYPE OF BUILDING

and released all of the earth people they had


VERB (PAST TENSE)

with their flying


SOMETHING ON THE DINNER TABLE

. So Captain Zoom space


ADJECTIVE TYPE OF VEHICLE

put them all on his set it for"


NOUN

"Warp, and went back to Earth. They ever after.


ADVERB

all lived

Dear Earthling: I am a teenage


NOUN NOUN

who lives in a two-story on Mars. I will put this letter in a/an bottle and it into space and
VERB

ADJECTIVE

hope that it gets to Earth. Of course, on Mars we call your


ADJECTIVE

planet
ADJECTIVE

. We know that it is inhabited by


NAME OF PERSON

little pink men and women, but I would like to hear from you anyway. Tell me, how do you people
VERB

your food? rapidly.

We do it by
VERB ENDING IN "ING"

I hope you will be able to visit me someday. You could stay in our and eat
NOUN PLURAL NOUN

just like we do, and you .


NOUN

could play with my pet

Last Thursday, two


TOWN

men were in a/an field


NOUN

near

VERB ENDING IN "ING"

, Indiana. Suddenly, one of them said,


TOWN

"Hey,
NAME OF PERSON (MALE) TYPE OF VEHICLE

, look up there at that bright, silvery floating over our


PLURAL NOUN

!" light shot


COLOR

And before his friend could reply, a powerful down and lifted them into a strange flying
NOUN

. Inside, and given a

they were greeted by tiny green


SOMETHING ALIVE (PLURAL)

dinner of French-fried
PLURAL NOUN

and
COLOR SILLY WORD

beans. and met the

Afterwards, they flew to the planet


ADJECTIVE

inhabitants. Then the flying machine brought them back to


SAME TOWN

, Indiana. The men told our reporter experience.


ADJECTIVE

that it was really a/an

A spaceship is a vehicle used for


VERB ENDIN6 IN "ING"

people . A journey
PLURAL NOUN

between Earth and the distant usually takes


NUMBER

years and can cover


NUMBER ADJECTIVE

miles. The capsule and will

passengers have to enter a/an exist in a state of


ADJECTIVE

animation. When the ship reaches and wake up and


NOUN

its destination, they will hear a/an put on their


ARTICLE OF CLOTHING

. Then they have to land their -ton vehicle in a/an


TYPE OF METAL ADJECTIVE

NUMBER

atmosphere. They do this by firing the retro


PLURAL NOUN

. planet to make

Then they test the atmosphere on this


ADJECTIVE

sure it contains
TYPE OF GAS '

and is not all


ANOTHER TYPE OF GAS ADVERB

. and

If it is okay, they can get out of the ship very all of the inhabitants.
VERB

Dear Mr.
SILLY WORD

, adventure in
ADJECTIVE

My favorite TV show is that outer space called "Star


NOUN

." You and Captain . When I watch


PLURAL NOUN

are my favorite
NAME OF PERSON (MALE)

this
ADJECTIVE

show I sometimes feel I am actually on the and I am going


PERSON IN ROOM ADVERB

Star Ship into those far


PLURAL NOUN

of the Universe, where no has ever gone before.

NOUN

I like it when the


ADJECTIVE

aliens try to trap you and your crew logical mind to outsmart them.
ADJECTIVE

and you use your I go to all the "Star


NOUN

" conventions and buy all of the years old. But the
NUMBER

little toys and dolls even though I am real reason I wrote to you, Mr.

, is because
SAME SILLY WORD

I want you to send me an autographed


NOUN

Space travel is the result of the discovery of rocket power. Many years ago, a European
NOUN

named
NAME OF PERSON (MALE)

began experimenting with a long hollow


NOUN

that had at one end.

an explosive mixture of sodium and


PLURAL NOUN

He put this
ADJECTIVE

device on an inclined board and aimed . Then he poured hydrochloric on


TYPE OF L I Q U I D

it at
PLACE

the sodium, and the whole thing


VERB (PAST TENSE)

for ten minutes. !"


EXCLAMATION

When he regained consciousness, he said," and packed up his clothes and


PLURAL NOUN

and moved to widow who


ADJECTIVE

Amsterdam, where he married a/an owned a


NOUN

shop.

Some years later, the world became aware of rockets when a scientist at
CITY

University named
NAME OF PERSON (FEMALE) DEPARTMENT STORE

sent

off to able to fly


ADVERB

for one. And that is why today we are to the moon.

Twinkle, twinkle little


NOUN

, so high, in the sky.

How I wonder what you are. Up above the


NOUN

Just like a/an


NOUN

Hey diddle diddle, the


ANIMAL

and the
MUSICAL INSTRUMENT

, .
NOUN

The cow jumped over the The little dog


VERB (PAST TENSE)

to see such sport, ran away with the spoon.


NOUN

And the

Star light, star bright, first


NOUN

I see tonight.

I wish I may, I wish I might, Have the


NOUN

I
VERB (PAST TENSE)

tonight.

The Earth is a/an


ADJECTIVE

little planet on the outer galaxy called


ADJECTIVE ' ' FIRST NAME OF PERSON NOUN

edge of a/an

. , and it
NOUN

The center of this galaxy is called the Milky extends for


NUMBER

parsecs. A parsec is a metric .


PLURAL NOUN

that is used to measure the vast distances between

There are a million billion planets in our galaxy, and they are all drawing away from each other at the rate of
ADVERB

miles a year. The little


NUMBER ADJECTIVE

spots of light are really


PLURAL NOUN

we see in the sky and which we call

suns in distant solar systems. Each of these suns has dozens of huge spinning in orbit around it.
PLURAL NOUN

Now, that is the way it is, so you can stop


VERB ENDING IN "ING"

about

it. If you don't like the universe, you can always go someplace else.

Here is a really
ADJECTIVE PLURAL NOUN

bargain in solid
TYPE OF METAL

. These handsome but


ADJECTIVE

gifts 'while you're

can be used to hold down your


TYPE OF APPLIANCE

having your morning cup of


TYPE OF L I Q U I D

. Guaranteed for each.


PLURAL NOUN

eons and only fourteen gold


NUMBER

Dress up your
NOUN PLURAL NOUN

room with one of these folding . Comes with white enamel


PLURAL NOUN

and

is delivered
ADVERB

by Arcturian Express. Completely rest which is easily


PART OF THE BODY

assembled except for the installed with a/an


TYPE OF TOOL

and some
SOMETHING STICKY

. Season that will

A most welcome gift for the


NOUN

bring hours of happiness to you and your


ADJECTIVE

little

SOMETHING ALIVE (PLURAL)

If you run into an alien


NOUN

who comes from some planet which revolves around a distant

other
ADJECTIVE SOMETHING ROUND

in another galaxy, do not be


ADJECTIVE

. ," you must act

If it says, "Take me to your


OCCUPATION

friendly and say,"


EXCLAMATION

!" are not necessarily


PLURAL NOUN

Remember, extraterrestrial hostile. Many of them are


ADJECTIVE

and all they want is to and fly you off for a


PLURAL NOUN

put you in one of their vacation in


PLACE

. So offer them a few


TYPE OF FOOD (PLURAL)

or take them out to a movie. If you do, maybe they will tell you the secret of
ADJECTIVE

telepathy or how they power their . If you treat an extra-terrestrial


TYPE OF VEHICLE (PLURAL)

rocket
ADVERB

you may make a new friend.

When people begin


VERB ENDING IN "ING"

in outer space, they years just getting to the nearest solar


NUMBER

will have to spend system, called

. At first, travelers will


NAME OF PERSON (FEMALE)

probably be frozen and put in a/an


PIECE OF FURNITURE

. Then, .
VERB (PAST TENSE)

when the ship arrives, the travelers will be Eventually scientists may invent a/an
NOUN

transporter Trek."
NOUN

like the one they used on the TV show," It will break down all parts of the human
NOUN

into

atoms and
PLURAL NOUN ADJECTIVE

. Then these will be broadcast like TV waves and reassembled


NUMBER VERB ENDING IN "INS"

miles

away. If this doesn't work, engineers are now, trying to perfect a/an
ADJECTIVE

drive that will run a . But of course


PLURAL NOUN

spaceship faster than the speed of scientists such as


PERSON IN ROOM ANIMAL

say this is a lot of

wash. So maybe humans should forget space travel and try to solve the
ADJECTIVE

traffic problems on Earth.

On Pluto, the gravity is


NUMBER CITY

times as strong as it is in
SOMETHING ALIVE

. So if you are a young there and you want to look good, here is what you should do. First go to a beauty parlor and get a/an
ADJECTIVE ADJECTIVE

haircut by a/an

Plutonian barber. Make sure he keeps your hair out of your


PLURAL NOUN

so you can show off your


PLURAL NOUN ADJECTIVE

This is the Then spray yourself with


TYPE OF L I Q U I D

fashion on Pluto today. and put on an aluminum and high-heel .


PLURAL NOUN

foil
ARTICLE OF CLOTHING

Makeup is as important on Pluto as it is on Earth, so put some bright lipstick on your


COLOR PART OF THE FACE PART OF THE FACE

and use a nice

shadow. If you follow this advice, you will get your picture on the covers of all their
PLURAL NOUN

QUESTION:

What happens if I purchase a/an


NOUN

and then the government decides to build a/an right through my


NOUN NOUN

? will drop

ANSWER:

The value of all of your


PLURAL NOUN

and your
PLURAL NOUN

will probably stop noise. Frankly,


ADJECTIVE

working due to the

you will be up the creek without a/an


NOUN

. . How do

QUESTION:

I want to adopt a/an


NOUN

I go about it? ANSWER: You may adopt a/an


NOUN

on Mars simply ." But


EXCLAMATION PART OF THE BODY

by looking at it and saying," on Venus, you have to hop on one

at the same time, preferably while riding a/an


TYPE OF VEHICLE

Dear
SILLY FIRST NAME LAST NAME OF PERSON

, because
ANOTHER LAST NAME

I am writing to you from the planet I saw your picture on the electronic
TYPE OF APPLIANCE

, and I . You have the five prettiest

think you are very


ADJECTIVE PART OF THE BODY (PLURAL)

I have ever seen. And your


NOUN

is out of this galaxy. I certainly hope that you are a


NOUN

of the opposite sex. If you are, and if you aren't a/an


OCCUPATION

then I would like you to be my


OCCUPATION

. If you read this ," then I will contact your

and your answer is"


EXCLAMATION

father, Darth Vader, and formally ask for your


PART OF THE BODY

. My
ADVERB

father tells me that two can live as


ADJECTIVE

as one, so we can afford to buy a little condo in


PLACE

and settle down and raise some sweet little


PLURAL NOUN

Please
VERB

to me right away and send a photograph.

Calling all
PLURAL NOUN

. This is
SILLY NAME NOUN

, . All of you patrol

your Martian police keep all


PLURAL NOUN NUMBER NAME OF PERSON (MALE)

of your eyes peeled for a

. When last seen, he was wearing a doublebreasted


ARTICLE OF CLOTHING ADJECTIVE

. He is wanted for questioning in a/an robbery and was seen by several


PLURAL NOUN

who state he was


VERB ENDING IN "ING"

and
VERB ENDING IN "ING"

in the vicinity of the state


NOUN

house. , approach
NOUN

If you see this


ADJECTIVE

him
ADVERB NOUN

because he may be carrying a loaded . Also, he has been known to use the alias the
SILLY WORD ANOTHER SILLY WORD

. That is all.

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