But in this game, it's a requirement. As each person enters the room, he or she must remove one shoe and place it in a pile. After the whole group has gathered, everyone must go to the pile and pick up a shoe that doesn't belong to them.
By Genia Connell Grades 1—2, 3—5, 6—8 As an extremely shy student, the beginning of a school year filled me with angst. My heart raced before the first bell ever rang. Until the fourth grade. She let us tell her and everyone else our names by playing The Name Game.
I was able say my own name pronounced Geena High-dukeand the weight of the world was lifted off of my shoulders. For the next week, we played Get to Know You games as she called them, every day.
My shyness faded quickly that year just because of those daily, just-for-fun, games. I tell you the story above because I truly believe our own childhood experiences help shape the teachers we become.
Scholastic Teachables has some dandies — from a reader's theater play that brings a new class together to seating cards with sharable jokes — that are ready to print and run with.
It normally takes about 20 minutes for my whole class to assemble due to late buses, parents who needed just a few more photos, and students who accidentally found themselves in the wrong room.
This is the perfect activity while we wait for everyone to arrive. When students come in, they find a seat where this word search and a newly sharpened pencil are waiting.
My third graders always enjoy searching for their own name along with those of their new classmates. After 10 minutes or so, students naturally begin helping each other, opening those very first lines of communication.
D-icebreakers Divide students into groups of 4—6 students and give each group one die and a copy of the D-icebreakers printable.
To save paper, display the sheet on the interactive whiteboard. Students take turns rolling the die and answering the question that matches their roll. Skit-tell Us About Yourself With students seated in a circle, I pass around a bag of Skittles, telling each student to pick two.
Once everyone has their candies, I turn around the Skit-tell us About Yourself board. Going around the circle, students share information about themselves based on the color candy they have selected. If you only have enough time to go around once, students can choose between their two colors.
If someone has two of the same color, they can give two different answers to the same question or trade with a classmate. This activity can also be done with any other assorted colored candies.
Autograph Scavenger Hunt Pass out the scavenger hunt sheet and watch the students swing into action as they try to find a different classmate for each box. This activity gets loud in a good way! Beach Ball Introductions Students sit in a circle and toss a ball to a classmate in the circle.Top 10 Ice Breaker Activities for Meetings, Training, and Team Building Sessions Whenever you’re faced with a situation where you’re in a room with random people, you can feel a little cautious.
Meeting and training sessions can be awkward. 10 Ice Breakers to Help Launch Creativity Creative genius Andy Eklund recently gave our Linhart Public Relations team a few strategies for generating, inspiring and sharing creative ideas.
One of his tips was to begin meetings or brainstorms with an ice breaker to cause a separation between the work waiting at your desk and the creative session. 34 Quick Icebreakers Editor / November 10th / 9 Comments Icebreakers allow group participation, so they are an excellent way to get people interested in an event or activity and relax.
Some icebreakers are fun and funny, and their goal is to help your participants enjoy meeting each other. Other times, you might want to tie the icebreaker into the topic of the meeting. However, you have a different purpose when you use fun and funny icebreakers to start out your meeting or .
A simple ice breaker for meetings. Participants share with the person next to them how they feel about the upcoming meeting by indicating their enthusiasm as a score of Could be extended to exploring reasons for the score (see Ground Rules below first though).
Want to try icebreakers to jump-start your meetings, training classes, and team building sessions? These 10 activities will give your events a boost.