Back to School Icebreakers and Activities for Middle School

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I love all the activities you can do with this packet. The one I liked the best is "this or that". It was fun to get to know my students a little better and this packet helped. Thank you.
I used this resource during the first couple days of school. It was a nice way to get to know my students a little better and to get them communicating with one another in their learning groups!
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Icebreakers and back to school activities for middle school! This resource contains 11 ice breaker activities which are perfect for the first week back to middle school. Create a positive classroom culture by working individually or as partners and groups. All are easy to prep and great for and middle school student! Nothing is subject specific, so you can use this for any class, including homeroom.

What's included in the Back to School Activity Pack?

1. 11 Icebreaker Activities for Middle School Students

  • Quick Questions
  • Word Scramble
  • This or That
  • Making Sense of it All
  • Ryhme Time Riddles
  • Top 5
  • A to Z
  • Procedure Talk
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Say What
  • I Have, Who Has

2. Teacher Instructions

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