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Mother's Day Mad Lib Writing


I love being able to help my students create a special gift for a loved one. These Mother's Day Mad Libs reinforce descriptive writing using C.S. Lewis' writing as the model. The result is a sweet keepsake for someone special in the student's life while also building good writing skills.


My class just finished The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, and I pulled a passage from the novel that provided a detailed character description. My students replaced key words from the passage with words of their own to create a new description about a person they know.

The idea can be adapted to any novel you are reading with your students, and the students could describe any special person in their life-- not just their mom.


We printed the descriptions and added small pictures. We folded a small pocket folder using cardstock, and the kids took the finished craftivity home as a gift.


To see more details and grab a copy of the Mother's Day Mad Lib activity page, CLICK HERE.