Partner Pairing Cards for Groups - 50 Partner Matching Cards - Icebreaker Game

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Use these partner pairing cards as a back-to-school icebreaker game or to quickly and easily pair students for classroom activities and assignments.  Includes 50+ partner matching cards to pair 25+ groups!  Differentiated partner cards have also been provided.

Included with these Partner Pairing Cards for Groups:

✏️  51 Partner Matching Cards - Greyscale

✏️  Differentiated Partner Matching Cards - Greyscale

✏️  Partner Cards to Create 25 Pairs and 1 Set of Three

✏️ Teacher Instructions for using this resource

How to use these Partner Cards for Classroom Groups:

You can use these matchmaker cards as a fun icebreaker game at the start of the school year. You can also use them to quickly and easily pair students for classroom activities and assignments.  For best results, cut out and laminate these matchmaker cards.  Once laminated, they can be continually used in your classroom.

As a Back-to-School Icebreaker Game:

When used as an icebreaker game, this activity will utilize students’ inquiry-based learning skills and give them the opportunity to talk to their classmates.  

Provide each student with an individual card, and have them ask "yes" or "no" questions to their classmates to locate their perfect match!

Ex: "Are you a food item?" "Are you yellow?" "Are you cheese?"

For an added challenge, you can tape these cards to students' backs to keep their assigned identity a secret. They will have to guess their assigned identity by asking "yes" or "no" questions before locating their partner.

As Partner Pairing Cards for Groups:

The differentiated partner matching cards indicate the item's match in the bottom-right corner.  This set can be used if you wish to quickly and easily pair students for classroom activities.  

There are 25 pairs included with these matchmaker cards. If your class count is an uneven number, a set of three has also been provided (51 cards total).

Matching Pairs include:

  • Nachos & Cheese
  • Spaghetti & Meatballs
  • Moon & Sun
  • Bowling Ball & Bowling Pins
  • Peanut Butter & Jam
  • Beyonce & Jay-Z
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Baseball & Baseball Bat
  • Milk & Cookies
  • Chips & Dip
  • Basketball & Hoop
  • Paddle & Canoe
  • Hamburger & French Fries

and more!

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For more back-to-school icebreaker games for students, check out this blog post.

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