Tell your students they are playing a game when in fact they are developing their writing skills. They pick a card that has three related words. Use the card to inspire their writing. Differentiate by having lower kids write three sentences and higher kids write a story. My student love this "game" and can't wait to see what words they pick!!
Laminate and cut-out the cards to use them over and over. I use this as a center and the kids rarely pick the same card twice!
Includes optional writing paper with a place for them to write the words they picked. You can have them write in their Writing Notebook, Journal or wherever you'd like!!