Beginning of the Year Activities (20 team-building games, ice breakers, get-to-know-you ideas, and more.
Are you wondering how you will build classroom community during the first weeks of school? Take the guesswork out with 20 fresh back-to-school activities! This resource has a variety of team-building games, ice breakers, and get-to-know-you ideas that promote trust, collaboration, and community in your classroom.
A Sample of Activities for the First Week Include:
· All About Me Social Media Profile:
Students will draw, color, and share their #goals, #family, #nomnom (favorite food), #inspiration, etc. by completing a social media profile.
Students will "interview" a partner asking them for different parts of speech to complete a "Welcome Back" edition of the school newspaper. Students will then read the paper aloud to the class.
·Llama Collaborative Coloring Project:
Students work together to color different areas of a picture for a group art project.
·Emoji Math Puzzles:
Groups of students compete using their teamwork, logic, and math skills to complete and solve emoji puzzles.
Groups of students unscramble teamwork and community-building quotes to see who can finish for the prize of reciting the quote for the entire class.
·and more! (20 activities!)
Included in this document:
·Step-by-step directions on how to play or do each activity
·Printables to help you easily implement some of the games and activities in your classroom!
These are not just for the beginning of the year! Use these activities all year long during your:
·Get to Know You and Team Building Days
·Transition/Line Up Ideas
·A Mid-Year Reconnect or Unit on Friendships and Respect
I have added a black and white version for easier printing.
This resource is Vol. 2 of the TOP-SELLING (Back to School Activities Get to Know You - Team Building - First Day of School) 30 fun beginning of the year, back to school, team building activities to bring community into your classroom! It has the same format so that you can laminate and combine them with Vol. 1 and fit them on a ring.
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