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Best of the Icebreakers

Maybe you’ll find the perfect idea here for your first day of school. If not, be sure to check out more than 100 additional ideas that have been submitted over the years to our Icebreaker Activities Archive.

Icebreakers: Volume 12

Teachers were sharing favorite activities they do with their students during the first days of a new school year.

Icebreakers: Volume 11

The birthday-lineup activity is a great icebreaker — one worth trying if you have never done it before. So, this year, in addition to the tried-and-true icebreakers you repeat every year, why don’t you try that one too? That one, or one of the ten more icebreaker activities that follow…

Icebreakers: Volume 10

Maybe you’ll have students trace their (right!) shoe, cut out the shoe shape, and write a personal goal for the year on it. Students then can decorate their shoes in unique ways, and you can display them on the bulletin board under the headline Starting the Year on the Right Foot!

Icebreakers: Volume 9

The Memory Book is an idea you might introduce on the first day of school — documenting on the opening page or two some of the icebreaker activities below.

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