Blobs and Lines: An Icebreaker that Rocks!

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Cult of Pedagogy
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Getting to Know Your Students Just Got Easier!

Perfect for Back to School, this fun icebreaker game will help students get to know each other and feel more comfortable in your classroom without any corny gimmicks or embarrassing questions. Blobs and Lines focuses on getting students talking on a variety of interesting, low-risk topics.

How it Works:

A set of questions asks students to line up in some particular order (by birthday, for example) or gather in groups based on something they have in common (similar shoes, for example). This game keeps students moving and talking and helps them find things they have in common right away, building a sense of belonging and community in your classroom.

Age Range:

Although this game can be played by any age, the questions in this game are most appropriate for grades 6-12. Younger students would still love it -- you just may need to edit a few questions to make them a better fit.


This game has been created as a gorgeous, animated PowerPoint presentation, complete with 20 questions; all you have to do is set it in slideshow mode and the game is on! No extra equipment is required. There is a Windows version and a Mac version. And it's EDITABLE, so you can change or add questions to suit your students. It also works in Google Slides: Just upload the PowerPoint to your Drive, open it with Slides, and put it into presentation mode!

Update, July 2020: Instructions are now included for running the game remotely through Zoom. See product preview for full instructions.

Update, July 2021: Questions 5, 9, and 17 have been revised. The original versions have the potential to isolate or embarrass students. See page 2 of the Teacher's Manual for a more detailed explanation.




This game is also sold as a BUNDLE with two other Icebreakers that Rock. Check it out here and save on all three!


Want to get to know your students even better?


Grab one of my Student Inventories, thoughtfully designed questionnaires that will help you collect information that really matters. I have versions for all grade levels, adjusted for each stage of a student's life:

Grades K-2

Grades 3-5

Grades 6-8

Grades 9-10

Grades 11-12



Total Pages
27 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
30 minutes
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