Teaching Effective Thinking: Game – Forced Connections – Similes 2

This is another activity which encourages random association. It is also another activity for which you can use the same picture cards or board as you did in the other ‘Forced Connections’ games (see previous blog posts). You will also need cards with abstract nouns (happiness, peace, sadness, love, anger etc.) written on them.

Each student will pick an abstract noun and an image. You can do this randomly or allow them to choose each word and picture. The student then needs to think of a simile e.g. Love is like a cactus, it can nourish you and sometimes stings.

Language focus: Similes, metaphors.

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