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That's Weird!


List the weirdest things you can think of.

  • Target Age:  4-7 
  • Learning Goals:  creative expression, vocabulary, oral language development
  • Related Episode: Martha's Pickle

Target Words

bizarre, odd, strange, wacky, weird

Materials

none

Directions

Play this "add-one-more" game with your family or a group of kids. If you are already familiar with "I Packed My Grandmother's Trunk," this game is very similar.

  1. Start by saying, Yesterday I saw something really weird. I saw... a dog wearing pants.
  2. The next person will repeat your sentences and add one more detail to the description. For example: Yesterday I saw something really weird. I saw... a dog wearing pants and riding a bike.
  3. Continue around the circle until a player decides to end the chain by saying, Wow! That's really weird.
  4. Start a new round using a different target word. I had a verybizarre sandwich for lunch. It was peanut butter and pickles.
  5. If you wish, you can add pictures to the "That's Weird" game. Draw a starter picture of the first weird thing you name then pass the paper and pencil to the next player who can add the new detail he or she names to the drawing.

Take it Further
Think of some wacky songs you know and sing them with your kids. Camp songs are good, such as, "There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly," "On Top of Spaghetti," "The Princess Pat," and others.

Related Books
  • If You Give a Moose a Muffin by Laura Joffe Numeroff
    What happens when you give a moose a muffin? Get ready to laugh as you follow a moose and a young boy through a very messy day.
  • Down by the Bay by Raffi
    Have you ever seen a whale with a polka-dot tail? Make up your own wacky verses to this popular nonsense song.
  • Duck on a Bike by David Shannon
    A duck decides to ride a bike and soon influences all the other farm animals to ride bikes too.

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