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Back to School Icebreaker Activity

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Are you looking for a great back to school ice breaker to build community in your Kindergarten or first grade class? Perfect for readers and nonreaders, these speaking and listening activities will get primary students up and moving. Incorporate authentic writing experiences with this twist on a whole group All About Me activity that allows students to learn their classmates’ names and favorites.

This Icebreaker Activity Includes:

✅ 5 different “Find Someone Who..” games with visuals to help beginning readers

✎ Simply print one for each child and allow students to interview each other. I like to add extra movement activities the first weeks of school so having my students use clipboards while roaming the room is a huge help.

✎ Share the comments (read as a complete sentence) as a class, create group charts about shared interests, or use the topics as future writing ideas.

✎ After getting to know each other, students can ease their first day of school jitters while coloring the scavenger hunt page.

Ideas for use:

✅ Choose your favorite page and have students fill in their new friend's name in the correct spot.

✅ Use one page each day during the first week of school

✅ Use one each week as a special Fun Friday activity during the first month of school.

✅ If you partner up with a different class or grade for special lessons, help students get to know each other before collaborative lessons.


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❤️ "Exactly what I have wanted since moving to first grade! I couldn't use my other ones because the kids couldn't read them. Love that these have picture clues."

❤️"Love this resource! It's great for the very little ones. I find it difficult at times to think of resources for the very little ones and this resource is great!! I often use it."


For other back to school ideas try:

Classroom Organization and Decor Items

Back to School Writing Prompts

Inspirational Bulletin Board Kit

Back to School Forms Freebie

Fall Math Homework for First Grade


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Ask and answer questions about what a speaker says in order to gather additional information or clarify something that is not understood.
Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions (e.g., listening to others with care, speaking one at a time about the topics and texts under discussion).


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