All About My Summer Vacation Ice Breaker Bingo is a great way to start building community in your classroom by getting kids talking to each other. This set of 35 different bingo cards provide a great back-to-school activity.
-Roam the Room Bingo: Set a timer for 5-10 minutes. Students must walk around the room and collect initials from different students based on things they did over the summer. Make a rule where students must tell 1-2 details about what they did before signing their initials in a space.
- Build collaboration by playing team bingo. Using the cut-apart call list included, pull out an item one at a time. Students and the people in their team get to cover the item on their card only if it applies to someone in their group.
-Practice turn and talk skills. Partner students up. Students take turns finding items on their card that they did over the summer. To mark the space, they must make eye-contact and use a complete sentence. Their partner must ask one follow-up question.
-Use for first week of school writing journal prompts. As a warm-up or independent work activity, students must practice narrative writing by choosing a different item each day to describe in detail.