Just in time for back to school, the Quick Chat Lines icebreaker game will get your 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students up and ready to move while also building community. This icebreaker has been student tested and approved. Download the Preview to see what one full page of the task cards looks like.
This activity is similar to the speed dating concept (but totally appropriate) where students form lines to ask each other questions, find out each other’s responses, and then move after a set amount of time to find another person to talk to. There are 40 task cards that come four to a page (a sample of the task card is shown in the preview). There are five detailed pages of instructions and visual diagrams/tips that explain how to effectively use this game to get your students up, moving, and talking.
Why was this created?
After talking with students about what they loved and hated about icebreakers and getting to know you activities, one train of thought consistently came up: "I get tired of sitting in my seat on the first day of school and listening to all my teachers talk for 90 minutes straight about the rules. I also hate when they make you fill out those All About Me Posters--I do one in every class." And so...I thought to myself why can't we do an All About Me where students get to meet almost every student in class and talk to each other in controlled, but moving lines? This is the second year I have used this activity and it is quickly becoming one of my student's favorites (especially for students who don't know each other).
**Save money with the Getting to Know You Middle School Icebreakers [Bundle] available for $2.95. It includes--the Quick Chat Lines, Would You Rather, and Race to Place task cards, that are $1.25 when purchased individually ($3.75 total). In the bundle, you get 112 task cards with bright, attractive backgrounds, two All About Me posters, and also one Find Someone who... page (which are not sold separately).** Click on the link below to check it out...
Getting to Know You Middle School Icebreakers
Be Sure to Check Out my Other Middle School Back to School Products:
Back to School Bundle for Middle School Teachers
Middle School Syllabus Fully Editable
Getting to Know You Middle School
Getting to Know You Middle School Procedures
Middle School Lesson Plan Fully Editable
Icebreaker Would You Rather
Icebreaker Race to Place
Locker Directions and Activity