Chain Reaction is based on the old TV game show -- it encourages students to make connections between words in creative ways. The top word is connected to the second word in the “chain” -- so “arm” goes with “chair”, but not with any of the other words, including the last word, “puppy.” “Chair” is connected to both “arm” and “rocking” since it is in the middle of those words. “Rocking” goes with both “chair” and “baby”; “baby” is linked to both “rocking” and “puppy”
The class is divided into teams of students -- you can either do boys vs girls or have smaller groups competing. Put the first and last words from the chains on the board. Tell the students that there will be three words between those two words.