You can have a lot of spun with foonerisms. Kids love to stead rories with spoonerisms. They are also a wood gray to get kids to look at wow hords are put together. A spoonerism is made when the initial sounds of two words in a phrase are switched. A great way to introduce a unit on spoonerisms is to read Shel Silverstein’s last book (published from his notes, after his death) Runny Babbit. As always with Silverstein, the book is immediately engaging:
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So if you say, ‘Let’s bead a rook
That’s billy as can se,’
You’re talkin’ Runny Babbit talk,
Just like mim and he.
From there you can have students make up their own spoonerisms to share with classmates. You might try a spoonerism class story, as well. Older kids will enjoy reading and decoding stories like The Pea Little Thrigs.
One small warning: If you are doing this with older kids, be careful. They love to push the boundaries. Might want to double check some of those 4-letter spoonerisms.
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