Laughing Matters




“Ha-Ha leads to AHA!” ~ Arthur Koestler

Creating a healthy classroom atmosphere where learning can be fun begins with humor! Learn how K-12 students can express their humor and creativity sides through activities such as: “Brains”, “Cartoon Caption Capers”, “Illustrated Idioms”, “State of Fun”, “Top Ten Lists”, “Word Plays”, and much, much more!

Each lesson is written with teachers in mind with clear, concise instructions and ready to duplicate templates. Whether you have a few minutes during the day or hours to devote, these 20 units can result in your students being more engaged, happy and better creative thinkers. Benefits include:

  • Enhanced creative thinking skills
  • Extended attention and engagement
  • Increased student comprehension
  • Improved student/teacher relationships
  • Easier classroom management

Learn how to dismiss the myths associated with humor in education. Don’t be afraid of losing control by using humor – jump right in and try it and discover how it enhances all teaching and learning.

What’s Inside?


  1. Humor Quotient Inventory
  2. Mirth Meter Form
  3. Funny Favorites Form

Units of Activities:

  1. Brains
  2. Cartoon Caption Capers
  3. Comic Vision
  4. Do It . . . See It
  5. Fictionary
  6. Greeting Cards
  7. Illustrated Idioms
  8. Parody a Song
  9. Plates & Stickers
  10. Political Cartooning
  11. Punny Words
  12. Quotation Quota
  13. Rate a Cartoon
  14. Stand-up Comedy
  15. State of Fun
  16. Tales and Rhymes
  17. Top Ten Lists
  18. Wacky, Weird, Wild Words
  19. Word Plays
  20. Glossary
  21. References

52 Pages
Size: 8.5 x 11 inches