Get-To-Know-Me/Icebreaker/Back to School Bundle

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Start the school year with a bang! Get to know students in a fun and interactive way with these SIX Get-to-Know-Me/Icebreaker games!
Included:
Build a s'more while you learn s'more!
Out of All The Creatures In the Sea, You Have a Question For Me?
Rank These Statements (Bananas)
Flower Statements
Car Statements
Would You Rather

So much fun, one low price.

Check below for more detailed descriptions of each game!

#1) Build a S’more While You Learn S’more:

This game forces children to step outside their comfort zone and interact with other children. Included are 108 colored, as well as black and white, “Tell Me S’more” Cards that can be used endless times.

You can play this as a simple ask and tell game;
Student A asks Student B the question on the card.
Student B answers while Student A listens.
Student B picks a card and asks Student A the question,
and so on.

-OR-

Play the "Build a S’more" game and rack up points!
The goal of the game is to collect cards, build a s’more, and earn points! When a student collects all four s’more pieces, they can build a full s’more and gain a point. In the end, whoever has the most points wins!

To start:
Pick and chose which cards you would like to use. Place all cards upside down in a pile. Students pick a card at random and answer the question that is written. Once they finish, they keep the card and use it to try to assemble a s’more.

To complete a s’more, they need:
2 graham cracker cards
1 marshmallow card
1 chocolate piece
(cards have these symbols printed on them)
Cards with a s’more on them are free passes. As long as the student answers the question, they get a free point.

Included:
45 Grahmn Cracker Cards, 27 Marshmallow Cards,
27 Chocolate Cards, 9 Tell Me S’more Free Passes.

May not be ideal for first or fifth grade students, use at your discretion.

#2) Out of all the Creatures in the Sea, You Have a Question For Me?

Includes 60 Creature Question Cards and 24 Take the Bait Cards.
Color and black + white copies.

Print pages on cardstock. Laminate for extra durability. Cut out all Creature Question and Take the Bait Cards. Place upside down in a pile (or spread out across a table). One at a time, students “fish” for a card, read their catch out loud, and then answer the question written on the card. If they choose a Take the Bait Card (worm with no written question), they get to tell the group a fun fact about themselves.

For a twist, have students “fish” a Creature Question Card and ask the person to their right to answer the question that is written. If they choose a Take the Bait Card with no written question, they get to make up and ask a question of their choice.

Have fun getting to know your group/class!!

#3)Rank These Statement Bananas

How do our students REALLY feel?
198 Color Banana Statements
198 Black and White Banana Statements
6 Ranking System Labels

Print single sided, on cardstock.
Laminate for durability.
Cut apart each Banana Statement.

Use your imagination to create 6 sorting areas. I love using tissue boxes a.k.a Ranking Spots. Place labels (glue, Velcro, etc.) on your 6 sorting areas to create ranking system.

Rules:
1. Chose the specific Banana Statements you want to utilize with the student. Choices depend on the reasoning behind your time together and time restrictions.

2. Explain the system of ranking to the student. Make sure they understand the words agree and disagree and understand the differences between the six ranking areas. Students “feed” the
monkeys the Banana Statements by putting statements in the appropriate boxes.

3. Explain the “Banana Box”. This area is reserved for Banana Statements the student isn’t quite ready to deal with. These bananas need to stay on the tree for a bit longer, they aren’t quite ready to be ranked and fed to the monkeys. We put those Banana Statements in the Banana Box for safe keeping. If we’re lucky, sometime soon the Banana Box statements will be ready to be picked up and ranked. Be prepared to explain words written on the Banana Statements to students if necessary.

4. Once the student fully understands, have them pick Banana Statements, one at the time, and read the statement out loud. Have them think about how much they agree or disagree with the
statement. Have them drop their statement into the appropriate monkey boxes (any designated container/space).

In the end you will know a whole lot more about what the child thinks and feels. When appropriate, revisit anything that surprised or worried you.

#4) Flower Statements

Get to know students based on how they rank statements on a 5point scale from strongly disagree to strongly agree. Chose from the 204 statements or customize your own for a game unique to each student.

Included:
204 Color and Black + White Statement Flowers
Blank Statement Flowers (Color and Black + White)
6 Ranking Labels (Color and Black + White)

Assemble:
Print on card stock for durability, laminate, cut apart, and glue to popsicle sticks to create Flower Statements.

Place Ranking Labels in 6 different areas/containers to create ranking system.

Play:
1) Chose the specific statement flowers your want to utilize with the student. Choices depend on the reasoning behind your time together and time restrictions.
2) Explain the system of ranking to the student. Make sure they understand the words agree and disagree and understand the differences between the six ranking areas.
3) Explain the “Flower Patch”. This area is reserved for statement flowers the student isn’t quite ready to deal with. We send those statement flowers back to the flower patch so they can have time to grow a bit more. If we’re lucky, sometime soon the flower patch flowers will be ready to be ranked. Be prepared to explain words written on the statement flowers to students if necessary.
4) Once the student fully understands, have them pick a statement flowers one at the time and read the statement out loud. Have them think about how much they agree or disagree with the statement. Have them drop their statement into the appropriate flower pail (any designated container/space).

In the end you will know a whole lot more about what the child thinks and feels. When appropriate, revisit anything that surprised or worried you.

I hope you and your student get to know each other better by playing this game.

#5) Car Statements

Gather information without saying a word!! Get to know students based on how they rank statements on a 5 point scale from strongly disagree to strongly agree. Chose from the 198 statements or customize your own for a game unique to each student.

Ideal for:
Initial Interview
Get to Know You Activity
Reluctant Students
Shy Students
The possibilities are endless!

Included:
198 color and 198 black + white Statement Cars, six small Ranking Labels, 6 large Ranking Labels (color and black and white copies of each)

Assembly is easy.
1) Print all pages (single-sided), on cardstock.
Laminate for durability.
2) Cut apart each Statement Car.
3) Glue to popsicle sticks.
4) Use your imagination to create 6 sorting areas. I love using tissue boxes a.k.a Ranking Lots. Place labels on your 6 sorting areas to create ranking system.

The rules are simple.
1) Chose the specific Statement Cars you want to utilize with the student. Choices depend on the reasoning behind your time together and time restrictions.
2) Explain the system of ranking to the student. Make sure they understand the words agree and disagree and understand the differences between the six ranking areas.
3) Explain the “Parking Garage”. This area is reserved for Statement Cars the student isn’t quite ready to deal with. We park those Statement Cars in the Parking Garage to pick back up later. If we’re lucky, sometime soon the Parking Garage Cars will be ready to be picked up and ranked. Be prepared to explain words written on the Statement Cars to students if necessary.
4) Once the student fully understands, have them pick a Statement Car one at the time and read the statement out loud. Have them think about how much they agree or disagree with the statement. Have them drop their statement into the appropriate parking spaces (any designated container/space).

In the end you will know a whole lot more about what the child thinks and feels. When appropriate, revisit anything that surprised or worried you.

#6)Would You Rather…?????

Who did not love playing this game as a kid?!

Get your students talking with this fun get-to-know-me icebreaker game that challenges students to think about what they do and do not like.

This is perfect for small group, individual counseling, shy students, reluctant students, long field trip rides, to fill time gaps, or with students you just want to play a fun game with!!

How do you play?

Step One:
Click single-sided printing (pages 3-14 for color cards, 15-26 for black and white), laminate (optional), and cut to separate cards.

Step two:
Chose which cards you would like to use based on your class, small group, or individual student.

Step three:
Have student pick a card, read out loud, and answer the “Would You Rather” question.
Or, students pick a card, read out loud to a partner, the partner responds to the question.

Step four:
Have a blast!

The only rule is the student must give an answer. Encourage students to select one choice. Life is about choices; sometimes we have to choose options we may not like.

I hope you and your students LOVE Would You Rather!!

Enjoy getting to know your knew little ones!!!

Mrs. Bell
The Crafty Counselor

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