This game was developed by my lunch bunch, particularly Morgan, Katie, and Luke. We were eating lunch and simply being silly when Luke called out, “Hey, sign my random word clipboard with a random word!” From there came Can You Relate? The purpose of the game is to challenge students to find the commonality among a random group of items.
*small container such as a small Pringle’s or Crystal Light container covered in construction or contact paper on which is affixed the label from p. 3 in this packet
*the playing cards on pp. 4-11 in this packet, printed, laminated (optional), cut apart, and placed in the can
*divide class in teams of equal numbers
*determine who will begin and have one member of the team draw three cards at random from the container
*read aloud the cards
*team has a pre-determined amount of time to determine how all three cards relate in some way.
For example: A team draws the cards: Hoover Dam, clouds, mashed potatoes
A possible answer: They are all light-colored, white.
*accept reasonable responses
*team keeps cards if they respond in an acceptable manner; if not, team returns cards to container
*winner is team with most cards at end of play