By - January 1, 2018

Mad Libs: New Year’s resolutions

Publix Puzzle

Let’s have some fun with our New Year’s resolutions, because according to statistics, only 8 percent of us will stick to them anyway! All you need is a pen to complete this Mad Lib. To make it even more entertaining, you can invite a friend to help fill in the blanks, too.

What is a Mad Lib, you ask? Without reading the story, your goal is to create a story that sounds ridiculous. Simply name the first word that comes to mind when you hear the category. Then, fill in the story with your selections.

Scroll all the way down to see fellow associates read their Mad Lib story out loud on this month’s Publix News Live!

Instructions: Write down your answers to the list of word descriptions below. Then, input the words into the story at the bottom. No peeking!

  1. room in a home
  2. number
  3. noun
  4. plural noun
  5. interjection
  6. name of friend
  7. name of friend
  8. adjective
  9. adjective
  10. name of singer
  11. type of food
  12. number
  13. plural noun
  14. place
  15. name of person
  16. number
  17. verb
  18. type of animal
  19. verb ending in –ing
  20. type of feeling

Need a refresher on parts of speech like nouns, verbs and adjectives? Don’t panic! You can use the guide below.

A noun is a person, place, thing or idea.
Examples: George Washington, downtown, piano, happiness

A verb is an action word.
Examples: run, jump, fly

An adjective describes a noun or pronoun.
Examples: large, green, silly

A plural noun includes multiple people, places, things or ideas.
Examples: teachers, dogs, computers, experiences

An interjection is a short expression of emotion.
Examples: wow, ouch, hey

Now use the words you chose above to complete this story:

My New Year’s resolutions

This year, I’m going to stick to my New Year’s resolutions! To do so, I’ll need to organize my _____________. It’s going to take me at least ____________ day(s), but it’ll be worth it. Maybe I’ll find my missing ___________ underneath all my ___________. Wouldn’t that be __________! Of course, I might need some help, so I’ll call _____________ and _____________ to come over. They will be perfect for the task because they’re _____________ and ____________, which is just what I need. We can listen to ____________ while we work to make it more fun.

Once I get organized, I can really focus on my three New Year’s resolutions.

  1. I’m going to get healthy by eating a lot of ____________ and exercising _____ times a week. Maybe I’ll start lifting ______ to help build muscle!
  2. I’m going to take a trip to ___________ with ____________. It’ll take us at least _____ hours to get there, but it’ll be worth it when we get to ___________ with the __________.
  3. Finally, I’ll quit __________. This will probably be hard, but I know it’s not good for me.

I’m so _________ about 2018! I can’t wait to get started on my New Year’s resolutions.


Publix News Live

Laugh along with associates and customers as they read their Mad Lib New Year’s resolutions.

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