This activity helps students identify the symbols and archetypes in Of Mice and Men, as well as what they represent.
There will be a little bit of upfront work for the teacher. Each table needs to be cut apart, as do the instructions. I paperclip the each table (cut apart) together, so all the characters will be paperclipped with their possible matches and all the symbols with their possible matches, then I put both in a sandwich bag with the instructions.
As students work to match them up I have them call me over to check their answers, at which point I usually ask them why they made some of the matches they did, and correct any mistakes they have made and discuss why a different answer is more correct with them.