This NO PREP activity is a great first day of class ice-breaker activity. Just print out copies of the game board, add dice and something to use as markers and you are ready to go. I use this in French 2.
By putting students into small groups, you can lessen the first day jitters of speaking in front of everyone. The questions are simple enough to get students talking and use vocabulary covered in most French 1 classes. This low stress game helps with the inevitable "I forgot all of my French over the summer!" and helps ease them back into using the French language.