Need an activity to get your new students to stand up and interact?
Give each student a copy of my Finders Game grid and tell them to walk around the room until they find someone who ... (has broken a bone, has traveled outside the US, likes to cook, etc.). When they do, they collect a signature and then find someone else. The first student to collect a signature in each of the 12 boxes on the grid wins.
My students love my Finders Game so much that after the first day, they create their own version.
This is a MS Word document that you can edit. It comes with tips for playing the game, and enabling your class to create their its version.