004 – Association Game

  1. Stand in a circle, with one person in the centre. 
  2. The person in the centre holds out two objects (it can be anything, such as a pen, a bag, cup, etc.). 
  3. Think of a word that describes one of the objects, such as an observable characteristic. For example, ‘blue’ for a pen or ‘large’ for a bag, and an associated symbolic word to the other object, in other words, what that object means to each individual.


Notes: Don’t think for too long. This exercise highlights the different cultural understandings of objects, colours, symbols.


Example: A red apple could symbolise temptation or religion, health and wellbeing,  as well as a teacher’s pet.

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