Downloadable Activity: LOL! (13 & Counting: Rescue Me?)

Classroom Activity for Teaching Students the Social Skill of "Using Appropriate Humor"

Tamara Zentic, MS


Laughter triggers positive thinking and can give an individual a more optimistic perspective when faced with problems, stress, and difficult situations. From Tamara Zentic's 13 & Counting: Rescue Me?, this activity will allow students to display zest by showing enthusiasm in the exploration of laughter and humor. Students will learn that laughter gives us more energy and is a contagious happiness that can be shared between individuals. 

This exercise is recommended for grades 5-12.

Materials needed:

    • Paper
    • Pencil
    • Assortment of cartoons, riddles, funny pictures, etc.
    • Large index cards
    • Markers
    • Access to the Internet
    • Dictionaries
    • Boys Town Social Skill poster, "Using Appropriate Humor" (provided as a PDF)

An email address must be provided to obtain the activity!

Produced by Boys Town Press

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