Gross-Abulary is a major hit with momstown kids – big laughs and lots of learning
Imagine the delight of two boys, aged 5 and 7, when I introduced a new game that had the words ‘boogers’ and ‘farts’ right on the box.
Gross-abulary is a word game disguised as body part humour for kids aged 6+. My guess is that it would have the most appeal to boys, but I’m sure any kid with an appreciation for a good potty joke would enjoy.
For 2-10 players, this game encourages players to build sentences as they race against a 3 minute timer. In all the fun and hilarity of making sentences like “Mom has lots of gas”, they don’t realize that they are practicing sight words and sentence-building.
To make it even more fun, many of the word cards have pictures – of, you guessed it, some ‘gross-abulary’ words – which just the sight of made my kids explode with laughter.
It also comes with suffix cards to turn ‘slime’ into ‘slimy’ – another skill they are building while making up the funniest sentences they can.
Another element to the game are the trivia questions and jokes, which focus on body parts also, and remind me of the ‘wacky facts’ books that my sons love. For example, How many teeth does a mosquito have?*
I’d highly recommend this game for all levels of readers, and whole family play. It’s a whole new way to making learning fun and gross, all at the same time.
*A mosquito has 47 teeth. Ouch.