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As some of you know, April is National Humor Month. Just in case you haven’t found the time to enjoy this national celebration, here are a few ideas to help you cram a month full of fun into 1 ½ weeks!
First, you must stop by the great National Humor Month web site. Try some of their free downloads. I recommend 30 Days, 30 Ways if you need a humor lift. You can also try many of the ideas from their Classroom Tools list. This handy little brochure has lots of tips for teachers and students, but many, if not all can be used by anyone who wants to practice and enjoy the benefits of humor.
Read some children’s poetry and books. For riotous rhyming poems that will have you rolling on the floor laughing, visit Kenn Nesbitt’s Poetry for Kids web site. This fun-filled stop encourages children to try their hand at poetry and is full of playful, mischievous poems that you will love to repeat again and again. Today my favorites are “My Car is Constructed of Pickles,” and “A Rock Makes an Excellent Puppy.” Kenn Nesbitt’s whimsical style is great fun that shouldn’t be missed.
Here are a few other ideas:
- Tell a joke.
- Watch a funny movie.
- Say a tongue twister. “Gobbling gargoyles gobbled gabbling goblins.”
- Practice different laughs. Snicker, chuckle, chortle, giggle, guffaw, hee-hee.
- Share your favorite TV commercials. One of my favorites right now is the Ice cream and cake song. “Ice cream and cake, ice cream and cake. . .” The best part is the toy T-Rex dinosaur with bunny ears on.
- Sing your favorite happy song. “Don’t Worry be Happy.”
- Listen to comedians on CD. Bill Cosby can still crack me up.
- Read some comic strips in the newspaper.
While looking for the Ice cream and cake video, I found that Baskin-Robbins updates it for the holidays. Here's the Easter one (note T-Rex's bunny ears.)
Here's the Halloween version. . .