Activities designed to help your students get to know each other and help create a positive classroom environment that supports learning.
ARE YOU MORE LIKE? : a simple choice game asking students to decide whether they are more like two objects such as Cat or Dog, Slide or Swing, etc. Often a movement activity where each side of the room represents one choice or the other.
WOULD YOU RATHER? : another simple choice game asking students to decide which of two choices they would rather do, such as would you rather have purple hair or no hair? Pdf includes a link to a slide show with 14 premade choices ready for class
NAME GAME BALL TOSS : an energizer style name game that requires 10-12 small objects that can be tossed around a circle (balls, stuffed animals, etc.) in a challenge to quickly pass from person to person by calling out names.
INNER OUTER TALKING CIRCLE : organize in two circles, an outer circle facing in and an inner circle facing out so everyone is matched 1 on 1 with a partner. Students are ready for quick partner conversations and an easy rotation to a new partner.
TALKING STRING : give each person 50 cm of string or yarn and wrap it around a finger. Their task is to share about themselves with a partner, unwrapping the string once for every new thing they share. When unwound, their partner then shares.
OBJECT PICK UP AND SHARE : from a collection you have of different objects (buttons, postcards, random toys), have students choose the one that they feel a connection with. Then with a partner they can share the story of why they chose that item.