Little Alchemy, the highly addictive game that allows players to create hundreds of objects by combining the four basic elements of air, fire, earth and water, lends itself to a variety of subjects in the classroom. Teachers can latch on to elements like a centaur, organic matter, or primordial soup and tie them into math, science, history, or literature lessons.
Likewise, there are several opportunities for students to use the game to discuss metaphorical ideas, such as love, time, and sickness. By tying these concepts to specific items, such as mud or water, the game can teach players how to identify metaphors in writing and speech.
While a large number of Little Alchemy 2 combinations involve nature-related items, the game also includes many man-made inventions. Those that do not fit into either of the Nature categories can be found here, where they are organized into Tools, Machines, Vehicles and Weapons. Additionally, this section will also house generic and miscellaneous items that don't quite fit anywhere else.
If you're not already playing Little Alchemy, download it from the app store and begin creating! You can make sand by dragging a rock on the ground, clay by dragging a stick over dirt, and lava by combining sand with fire. The element time, however, can't be created in this way and will only appear once you have discovered all 100 items. Luckily, there are plenty of guides online that will help you discover all the other items.