Use activity during the first few days of school as a way to encourage your students to get to know each other!
Side 1: A student scavenger hunt. Students are asked to find another student in the room who fits the criteria. Example: Find someone who is an only child, find someone who can play an instrument.....
Side 2: Pair students up by 2. Students are to conduct an interview with their new partner. Questions include: If you could be any animal in the world, which one would you choose and why?