Each year, we fear we may not be able to come up with a dozen new icebreaker activities to help teachers get to know their students — and to help students get to know one another — and each year the e-mails keep coming in. This year, we introduce more than 25 new teacher-tested getting-to-know-you activities in two new volumes.
Looking for a way to calm those first-day-of-school jitters — for your students and yourself? Why not try an “icebreaker”? Icebreakers, fun activities to help students get to know one another and their teachers, can ease those first-day nerves and get the school year off to a great start.
“For an icebreaker to be used with any grade. Throw out a role of toilet paper and tell the students to take as much as they need. (Don’t tell them what it’s for). After everyone has taken some, have them tear the toilet paper at the perforations. For each square of paper in their possession, they have to share one fact about themselves.”
Here are some fun back to school ice breaker activities and art games to get the school year started! They are also good for review, to introduce new concepts, or for a break in classwork.