Back to School Activities

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Learning Objective

Students will take part in cooperative learning activities to build classroom community from the first day of school!


Welcome your students back to school and make community building fun with these activities! This set of ten cooperative learning activities is the perfect way to start the year strong. Each activity is low prep and includes student and teacher directions.

GREAT way to build community and allow students to get to know one another without the boring ice breakers!

Allow your students to get to know one another in a low-risk and cooperative environment that will build a classroom community and strengthen the learning environment. Students will love working with their peers!

Each of the 10 activities includes:


-Optional extension activities

-Ideas for implementation

-Any necessary printables

-Suggested questions

-Examples when applicable


These activities encourage students to get up and out of their seats, work with multiple partners or a small team, and get to know their peers. Win-win!

Need something to print and use now? NINE of the ten activities are ready to print and go!

Activities included:

*Classmate BINGO

*Teammate Showdown

*Descriptive Directed Drawing

*Tear Art Team Symbol Collage

*Introducing... A Peer Interview and Writing Activity

*All Write Round Robin

*Get to Know You Fan & Pick

*Who Am I?

*All About Me Quiz Quiz Trade

*Making Words

Check out the preview for more information on the included activities.


What Are Teachers Saying About These Activities?


Thank you for the variety of activities! I have already printed some for this week!

-Janice B.


Excellent activities to get students working together from the very start!

-Brittany R.


My students enjoyed all of the activities. The students say that the word building was their favorite.

-Melissa K.


Looking To Keep Your Classroom Community Strong ALL Year?

-Get to Know You Fan & Pick Activity

-End of the Year Activities

-Classroom Community Character Traits Jigsaw


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88 - 10 Cooperative Learning Activities Ready To Go
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Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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