Need a new activity to get to know and build rapport and/or target conversation skills with your students? This is a simple ice breaker for older students that get bored with traditional get to know you activities. There are 2 VERSIONS (printable and no print) to fit your needs- teletherapy or face-to-face!
The purpose of this activity is to get to know someone such as a peer, teacher, or therapist by engaging in a guided conversation.
The objective of the activity is to make a “path” of circles to get from one end of the page to the other (either top to bottom, or bottom to top). If you want to have a “winner” it would be the first person to complete the path.
How To Play:
Players take turns asking each other questions (or sharing about themselves) and making a path across the page by starting on a circle at one end (top or bottom) and marking circles to create a “path” all the way to the opposite side. Moves may go to any circle that’s connected by a straight or diagonal line to the current circle.
The download comes in a with two PDFs:
- One PDF is PRINTABLE and can be used with markers, crayons, colored pencils, bingo daubers, tokens, etc.
- The other PDF contains a link to click to add to your Google Drive™ as a Google Slides™ activity. There are movable chips that can be used to create the path. This version can be played in teletherapy via screen share.
There are several goals that could be addressed using this activity, including:
- Asking follow up questions
- Asking and answering questions using appropriate syntax
- Engaging in back and forth conversation
- Providing sufficient details when answering questions
- Telling narratives
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