This is an adaptation of “Dave’s Tedious Link” from the Chris Moyles Show (watch this video if you, like me, don’t actually listen to Radio 1). The idea is for the kids to link together two things in the maximum number of random steps – the more the better.
You can use words or images for the start and finish – an example I recently used was:
This prompted some good links with things like plants needing nitrates which can be created by lightning, or an apple falling on Newton’s head etc. Due to the random nature of the task the links can obviously be unpredictable and aren’t always related to the topic or even subject you are teaching. But they should at least get the kids thinking.