For a fun activity in language arts or history courses, try New Word Order. It's a free print-and-play game, easily adapted to use as individual seatwork or with partners, groups, teams, or the whole class.
To play, you consider several words and phrases, and determine the order in which they entered our language.
Simple? Yes. Easy? Nooooo. As they play, your students will think critically about history, popular culture, slang, fashion, psychology, politics, and more.