Write a boring adjective at the bottom of the paint strip on the most boring color. Give each student a paint strip and they can use a thesaurus or a word wall to think of "more colorful" words for their strip
A thesaurus always helps me with my writing. As I write I notice myself repeating the same words over and over. Using a thesaurus gives me various words to use that mean the same thing. If I continue to use a thesaurus while I write, I will expand my vocabulary which will make me a better writer.
"Oh cool, I go a guillotine!" "You can't lug that around!" "The blade is shiny." "But it's not practical!" "The wood is original! "well what did you get, you killjoy?" "I...I got a pen." "Well you know what they say..." "If you say the pen is mightier than the sword so help me..."