Say this… I dare you…
Say it again…
Now say it faster…
You may not know what you are saying, but you are saying it… and you sound funny.
Hee hee hee…
I would be laughing at you if I could hear you.
Lets try another.
No… this is not about Justin Bieber
If you pretend that you are trying to understand someone speaking English, you may get these easier.
Up for another?
Can you figure this one out?
Are your kids wondering what in the world you are doing?
Are they planning some kind of family intervention?
What is fun about this activity is that the more familiar you, your kids, or your class is with the scripture mastery scriptures – the more likely they will be to figure it out.
And this activity, for some reason, makes them want to figure it out first – so it helps motivate those that need an extra push.
A couple of ideas with this activity:
- While playing, I let those who figure it out come up and stand behind me so that they can see the answer. It is HILARIOUS when you know what everyone is saying as they are completely bewildered.
- If you have a big enough group, you could have them come up for the rest of the activity – so once they figure it out they get to stay up there (this allows the kids who aren’t as quick to get a chance to get some). Or if you have a smaller group, you can let them stay up there for 1 or 2 rounds and then go back.
- FYI… while making these, sometimes I spoke in an accent and wrote it down that way.
- After everyone gets used to the activity, you could have them write their own mad gabs.
Here is the file – it prints out quite large so everyone can see them. You will need to glue (or staple) the fronts and backs together: Scripture Mastery Doctrine and Covenants Mad Gabs
Remember: When printing, if it prints weird, try saving it to your computer and then printing it from your saved file – the proportions should be better that way.