101 Activities For Teaching Creativity And Problem Solving

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101 Activities for Teaching Creativity and Problem Solving.Copyright © 2005 by John Wiley &
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22. Bi-Wordal

Take a word—any word. Now take another word and put them together. What do you
get? Two words, of course! But you also get a certain meaning conveyed by those two
words. Replace one of the words with another and the meaning conveyed by the combi-
nation may change dramatically. Thus, the stimulation value of any combination of
words will vary depending on the words involved.


  • To help participants generate as many creative ideas as possible

  • To help participants learn how to use the activities to generate ideas

Small groups of four to seven people each

Materials, Supplies, and Equipment

  • For each group: markers, two flip charts, and masking tape for posting flip-chart

  • For each participant: one sheet each of three different colors of sticking dots
    (^1 ⁄ 2 ” diameter) and one pad of 4 x 6 Post-it®Notes

  • One thesaurus for each group


  • Bi-Wordal Handout

30 minutes

Related Activities

  • Combo Chatter [24]

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