ice breaker games
Meeting somebody for the first time can be awkward, especially when you are part of a big group of strangers. Ice breaking activities can help overcome the initial shyness and set you up for a fun relaxed time. Use the following list of icebreakers to unwind with your group so you can get to know [...]
Teachers, here are engaging and fun activities to build classroom community during the first week of school! These back to school community building activities (STEM, books, ice breakers, games) will help students learn and practice social skills and develop friendships.
End of year awards have been added to this growing bundle of faculty meeting fun! Use these activites to ease stress and take a break from professional development. Customize the awards or use the templates included.The "Would You Rather" game includes custom silly questions that only a teacher would understand.
"The Post-It Note Club". Kids are divided into groups of 4-5 (same gender is best). Give them a bunch of Post-It note pads, and have them designate a person to be post-it(ed?). The goal is to cover the person entirely with post its in five minutes. The team who covers their person with the most post-its wins. (Any post-its that fall off do not count) The site has ideas for more games.
This is the only icebreaker that I use with my high school science students! I've used it for over 5 years and it is always my favorite day of the year. This icebreaker activity allows you to 1) talk science on day one 2) randomly group students for your seating chart 3) spend time getting to know your students and 4) allowing them to get to know you! -by ⚛ Jen Siler's Classroom