1. Read jokes
- Read a set of short jokes: One Liners (See Day One Resources).
- Put a star next to the jokes that you really like. Put a question-mark next to any that you’re not sure about. Show the jokes to someone else. Do they agree with you?
- Choose 3 short jokes and learn them by heart. Practise telling them.
- Read a set of longer jokes: Shaggy Dog Stories (See Day One Resources). Which is your favourite? Do you prefer longer or shorter jokes?
- Now choose a Shaggy Dog Story. Read How to Tell a Shaggy Dog Story (See Day One Resources). Tell your story - add description and elaborate it to make it really good.
- If you can bear it, read More Jokes (See Day One Resources).
2. Try making up your own jokes
- Watch this video about writing jokes:
- Read I’ve got a new job (See Day One Resources). Choose the best punchlines for the jokes.
- Try to write your ‘I’ve got a new job’ jokes.
- Watch these top five tips about writing jokes:
Try following these tips and writing some of your own jokes.
3. Make a joke book
- Collect your favourite jokes from One Liners/Shaggy Dog Stories/More Jokes and the jokes that you have written yourself. Add any other favourite jokes that you or your family have.
- Use How to Make a Folded Book (See Day One Resources) to create the book.
- Write the jokes in the book. Add comic illustrations too.