A funny thing about laws is that they don’t just go away, so we end up with troves of outdated, irrelevant laws on the book. Laws that are initially ridiculous or incredible can lead to great conversations.
Download and print this PDF of Funny Laws.
Use it to start a conversation about how some of these laws ever came about.
If it mentions a place, ask if anyone’s ever been there.
Has anyone has ever been guilty of any of these ‘crimes.’
do they relate to anyone’s profession?
what should the punishments be?
Stretch it out to multiple steps by making it a crafts project:
- Cut out each funny law like a flashcard
- Clip a photo from a magazine to go with each law
- Devise appropriate punishments for each crime
- You can also laminate the whole sheet or the individual flashcards for reuse!
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