This is a very effective icebreaker activity to be used, ideally, on the first day of school. It can be used for any grade level or subject. The purpose and function of the activity is to have students meet and interact with their classmates and to learn each others' names and some facts about each other. This promotes a safe, collaborative, and unified learning experience from day one.
The activity necessitates students getting out of their seats and moving around the classroom, so it is easy to see that all students are actively participating. It can also be used as a competition, which makes it more desirable to students.
I have used this activity for the past 5 years and it has never failed to be a fun, effective, and interesting activity for students on the first day!
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