Students love this activity because it measures their creative thinking skills! In addition, it gives students the opportunity to collaborate with other students in the brainstorming process.
Directions: You will be given three words. Choose a fourth word that is associated or related to the other words. Please remember that your 4th word can go before or after the other words. For example,
Cottage swiss cake
The answer is cheese. Cottage cheese, swiss cheese and cheese cake.
You can assign this individually for extra credit or divide the class up into teams of 3 or 4 to brainstorm the possible solutions.