each nonsense activity is linked to a Buttons & Figs podcast episode. each podcast episode includes a great nonsense recommendation or two, a bit of author and source information, and nonsense kid recordings.
all nonsense activities are free to download, print, and make. once you make a little nonsense of your own, Record It. share a little nonsense of your own with friends, family, teachers, librarians, anyone who seems to need a dose of nonsense for their day.
to find out how to record your own nonsense, visit the how to record section for recommendations.
download this nonsense activity and see if you can figure out the order to one of Rube Goldberg’s classic cartoons! be sure to listen to Buttons & Figs kids inventions on episode #13!
download this nonsense activity, then listen for the character names in episode #11. see if you can unscramble all of them!
download this nonsense activity and learn to write a limerick of your own! AABBA – yeah!
download this nonsense party game activity and try the next time you play charades!
download this nonsense alliteration activity, alright, ahoy, ahuey, achooey!
download this nonsense activity inspired by Eugene Ionesco’s Story 2 and see if you can figure out what Josette is saying using the dislocated language key!
download this nonsense activity to share the full Lewis Carroll poem, Jabberwocky…then see if you can find all of the nonce words in the word find!
download this scary activity for the categories the Kit-Kats used to inspired their recordings on the Halloween Nonsense episode of Buttons & Figs
download this nonsense activity and see how many you know! don’t forget to make some new portmanteau words of your own!
download this nonsense activity and make some rhymes about the cities and towns around where you live. what will YOU eat?
download these nonsense song lyrics and see if you can change the song to make it your own.
download this activity and see if you can spot all the changes to the different versions of Sing a Song of Sixpence. Can you create a version of your own?
download this MadLib style activity and decide what nonsense you would buy if you sailed in a sieve to the Western Sea like the Jumblies.