Here is an easy ice breaker for the first day of school. This game is intended for fourth graders and has a good message of sharing. Before school prepare a prize bag for table groups. Include whatever you like such as pencils, erasers or snacks.
Explain to the students that you are going to read aloud a story. Place the prize bag in front of one of the students in each group. Instruct them not to open the bag. The students must listen very carefully to a story that you will read aloud. Every time they hear the word: four, for, forty or fourth, they will pass the bag to the person on their right. At the end of the story, whoever is holding the bag is the winner. The winner will discover a poem attached encouraging them to share the prizes with their classmates.
Page 1- Instructions
Page 2- Fantastic Four Game Story (not the superheroes)
Page 3- Prize bag poem