Icebreakers and Getting to Know Your Students Classroom Kit

Getting to know your students - and helping them get to know each other - is one of the most important tasks in the first few days of back-to-school. This complete kit includes all the icebreakers and "getting to know you" activities you'll ever need!

What's Included In This Classroom Kit

  • 27 student icebreaker and getting to know you activities for back to school
  • Easy to downloaded and print PDFs
  • Activities that are appropriate for all elementary grade levels
  • Icebreakers that combine fun group activities with individual academic skills (writing, counting, etc.)
  • Getting to know you projects that can be used as bulletin boards or classroom decoration
  • Activities that involve movement, station rotations, and games
  • Printables are in 8.5" x 11" portrait or landscape for easy reading and copying

Icebreakers Featured In This Classroom Kit

  • Student Choice: Flat Teacher Choice Board, Design Your Own Coat of Arms, My Future Plans
  • Games: Getting to Know You Bingo, Getting to Know You Clasroom Scoot
  • Writing: Our First Classroom Book, My Summer Break, The Feature Story Getting to Know You Activity
  • Group Activities: D-icebreaker, Get to Know You Turn and Talk, Make a Giving Tree Icebreakerd

How to Use These Icebreaker Activities

Use these icebreakers and getting to know you activities to:
  • Help students get to know each other and get to know you
  • Ease the tension and awkwardness of the first few days with a new class
  • Help students overcome shyness and integrate easily with classmates
  • Start building a collaborative classroom culture
  • Give younger students a head start on developing social-emotional skills
  • Encourage students to demonstrate kindness, friendship, and good behavior

Icebreakers are not only a great way to build a classroom community, but also to enhance classroom and behavior management.

How to Enhance Behavior Management with Icebreakers

  • Give students the opportunity to feel "part of" a larger group by sharing information about themselves - help them be invested in a positive and productive environment
  • Start developing the social-emotional skills like communication, collaboration, and empathy that enhance good behavior and reduce distractions and discipline issues
  • Use group "getting to know you" activities to set expectations for behavior and adherence to classroom rules and culture

Download these Icebreakers

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