JENGA ICEBREAKER ACTIVITY! Great for back to school!

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  1. Back to school time can be both exciting and stressful. These 4 back to school activities let students have fun while creatively sharing information about themselves. Students can play Jenga, complete one-pagers, build with LEGOS and sculpt with modeling clay, and create a personal mandala using pat
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Jenga Icebreaker Activity is great for back to school. No need to glue or tape words to your Jenga blocks, just number them. Students use the numbered Jenga blocks, a Jenga Icebreaker Activity Tracker Sheet, and a Jenga Icebreaker Activity Response Form to get to know fellow classmates.

Students play Jenga as usual, but as they play, they keep track of the numbered Jenga blocks they remove. Each numbered Jenga block corresponds to an interview question on the Jenga Icebreaker Activity Tracker Sheet. Once students have checked off at least 10 different (or any number you choose) Jenga blocks, they will be ready to start interviewing their partner(s), and compiling information about them in a cohesive paragraph. Lastly, students will use the Jenga Icebreaker Activity Response Form to introduce their partner(s) to the class.

There are 54 Jenga blocks in a typical set. So there are 54 interview questions. Here are a few:

What annoys you?

Can you touch your tongue to your nose?

Who is someone you admire?

Waffles or pancakes?

Describe a book you've enjoyed.

Which careers are you contemplating?

Which school rule would you abolish? Explain.

What would your friends say is your best character trait?

Here's what you get:

  • Teacher and student directions including how to set up and play Jenga
  • Jenga Icebreaker Activity Tracker Sheet
  • Jenga Icebreaker Activity Response Form
  • *Note: I did not supply a rubric for this creative activity. This is in accordance with my educational philosophy as listed in my profile. Sometimes it's good to just let the students create and learn just for education's sake.

You will need to supply:

Enough Jenga block sets (or similar blocks) for each group of 3-4 students

*Use a Sharpie to number each end of each Jenga block (1-54)

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key words: Back to school, games, gamification, Jenga, collaborative, engaging, interviews, paragraphs, writing, getting to know you, first day of school, high school, hands-on, captivate motivate educate, editable

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