Halloween Word Grid
|Up to no
vision, club, k
morning, up to no, feel, Friday
resident, neccessary, eye
in, Magic, in the, tie affair
Creativity: Associated Word Grid Game
A lot of articles have been written extolling the benefits of lateral thinking
Here are some examples of some exercises that may demand "thinking
out of the box" or searching for
the odd connection of neurons. Here is how this associated word grid
works. On the blackboard draw one
of the following grids.
Your students should be broken down into teams. Explain to your
students that there are four categories
and that each of those categories has four of the words in the grid.
Each team will get a point for naming an
additional word in a category that is known or unknown at that time.
Here is how it works in detail. Each
member of a team will postulate a propose a word. Then, a second
teammate will select a second. If the two
words are in the same category their team gains a point. If not the
next team is up. So it is possible if you
listen closely to obtain all the words in a category by random.
At any time after they have added a word, the team may identify the
category for three points.
However if they are wrong their turn ends
When all four words are identified the team must identify the
connection among the words or pass their turn
to the next group in line. When all the teams have had their chance and
fail the category is disclosed.
Usually there is a single word that can connect all of the words in a
Here is an example: turn,
See some more associated word grids