Creating slogans is one technique companies use to sell their products and there are many memorable slogans such as "Milk, it does a body good!" My children don't watch very much television, in fact our television hasn't worked for over two years and we don't miss it. So their knowledge of slogans was a bit limited. Before writing our slogans we watched a few videos and they gained a better understanding.
I laughed heartily while viewing Top 10 Food Catchphrases as it brought back many childhood memories. My favorite was the Wendy's Where's the Beef? clip. Although this type of advertising would probably not go over well today due to its lack of political correctness, it sure was funny.
Top 10 Food Catchphrases
Even funnier was the short video containing made-up slogans that truly represented products.
If Company Slogans Were Honest
Although my kids didn't understand all of the humor, the videos did serve to explain what a slogan is. After watching, I gave each of the kids an apple and had them write slogans for apples.
Here's what we came up with:
7 Year Old Daughter
Apples crunch in the mouth.
11 Year Old Son
Fast, Easy, Healthy, Good!
Our Tree, Your Money
14 Year Old Daughter
Yum! Yum! Yummy!
Don't Be Grumpy, Be Happy with Apples
Got Any Apples Bro?
Eat It Before the Worm
Twist the Stem
How Will You Get Yours Down?
And here's a final thought - An Apple A Day Keeps the Doctor Away
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