I’ve always loved the saying laughter is the best medicine, even though I know that a good dose of medical treatment usually doesn’t hurt either.
My girls are beyond excited for April Fools Day. However, around here, we never need to wait to find a good laugh in any situation.
My youngest loves to read joke books and my oldest is working on her skills of writing her own jokes.
This month we’re treating ourselves to a bit of humor in our writing prompts.
Humor Blog and Journal Prompts
- What is the best April Fools Prank you’ve ever pulled on someone or read about?
- Tell a story about a time something disastrous happened to you that you laugh about now.
- Animals are full of laughs. What’s the funniest thing you’ve ever seen an animal do?
- Describe your sense of humor. What types of things do you find funny?
- What’s your favorite movie comedy.
- Do you have an inside joke with someone? Explain it.
- Find a funny quote and write about it.
- Change a childhood story to make it funny.
- Create a list of puns.
- Write about a Pinterest fail or a cooking mishap that turned out extremely hilarious.
- Do you have any photos of yourself from the past that are less than flattering. Give a humorous commentary on the photo.
- Kids say the darndest things. Think of something funny you’ve recently overheard from a child.
- Holiday and family gathers are often the breeding ground for humor. Tell a story about something hilarious that happened during one of these events.
- What’s the funniest thing that’s ever happened to you at work?
- Misunderstandings can be frustrating, but they can also be hilarious. Think of a misunderstanding that resulted in a lot of laughs.
- Have you ever had a funny Freudian slip? Tell the story.
- Think about a time you’ve had a wardrobe malfunction. Write about this experience.
- Who’s your favorite comedian. Write about why you find this person funny.
- Do you have an odd habit or strange quirk others might find humorous?
- Create a how not to… tutorial. The topic is up to you!
- Mornings are not the friend of everyone. Write about a not so glamorous wake up call.
- Pet peeves are the fodder for many humorous stories. Think of yours and the funniest way to describe it.
- Seinfeld was based on observational humor. Use your own observations of the world around you to write something funny.
- Write a letter to your dirty dishes or dirty laundry. Explain what your problem with them is and provide solutions. This is intended to be completely absurd, but it will be funny!
- Many people sing the wrong lyrics to songs. What’s the funniest misheard lyrics you’ve found.
- Do you ever say something serious and people laugh? Write about an unintentional funny moment in your life.
- Have you ever used humor to break the tension in a room? Tell your story.
- Write about a date gone horribly wrong. Make sure that looking back it’s funny!
- Pick three random words from a book and use them in a humorous story.
- Think of an alternate, funny ending to a movie, book or TV show. Write it down.
Feel free to share your thoughts to any of these prompts in the comments below.