Could be good for word work station. 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.
I like this - I would probably make the words velcro so students could take them to their seat for correct spelling. No more "said" Here's a way to display the various words to use instead of said. Clever idea for writing class!