Back-to-school icebreakers

Take your pick from this collection of back-to-school icebreakers, designed for primary and secondary students

Tes Resources Team

Icebreakers

Break the ice in your classroom with a range of fun games and activities for all ages

Meeting new people can be unnerving, regardless of how old you are, which is why icebreakers are so important in the first few weeks of term. As well as making students feel comfortable with each other, they are also a great way of finding out more about individuals’ strengths and personalities. So, what are you waiting for? Check out these ready-to-use icebreakers and pick your favourite for this September.

Getting to know one another

Back to school ice-breaker Lotto
laurajharris

Back to school ice-breaker Lotto

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Getting children to chat to each other on the first day back is easy with 'Find a friend who..' I love watching my little ones play this on their first morning. Who is shy? Who can't stay on task? It stamps 'we are interested in one another and like to communicate' on my class from the very fir...
Back To School Icebreakers
Innovativeteachingideas

Back To School Icebreakers

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As you know, the first few days of school set the tone for the rest of the year. Start out right with this set of 11 FUN ICEBREAKERS. NO PREP REQUIRED! Just pop these up on your screen, or print them out and let the fun begin! This super versatile collection of icebreakers works with an...
Tutor Time  Work From Home Pack
Cre8tive Resources

Tutor Time Work From Home Pack

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**Tutor Time Back to School Work From Home Activity Pack** 12 PAGE pack of classroom-ready summer end of term activities will enthuse and engage students. Suitable for KS3 and KS4 students to celebrate the end of term through a variety of activities. FUN/C8/AP/13 This booklet has been created by a ...
Ice Breaker Games
saragh-uk

Ice Breaker Games

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Learning Objectives: -Become more comfortable with the group -Have fun and laugh together -Break down barriers -Make new friends Great Ice Breaker games to get a new class laughing with each other. 10 fun, silly games that help students become more comfortable with each other and stop...
Getting to know you: ice breakers
TeachersResourceForce

Getting to know you: ice breakers

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This resource pack contains everything you need to help break the ice with your students. This would be ideal for any new class whether they are just new to you or even new to each other! Although it is great for the start of the academic year, many of us deal with casual admissions and students who...

Working together with new classmates

English Icebreaker: Thingys in a Minute
Rhyland15

English Icebreaker: Thingys in a Minute

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A fun icebreaker for induction week. This is an English themed take on one of my family's Christmas games. It aims at encouraging the students to work together, recall names and details of each other. Divide students into teams, decide the order of play and explain the following: The tut...
Den Day STEM Challenge - Build a structure that stands
s_pirouet

Den Day STEM Challenge - Build a structure that stands

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To support pupils taking part in Save the Children's Den Day, use these resources to challenge children to build a structure that stands, out of everyday materials. The accompanying presentations for KS1 and KS2 can be used to help children learn about the impact of natural disasters and how fa...
D&T Mini Project Practical: The Cardboard Chair Challenge
dt-and-beyond

D&T Mini Project Practical: The Cardboard Chair Challenge

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An OFSTED graded Outstanding lesson for introducing students to the design, make and evaluate requirements of design technology. Ideal for Key Stage 3,4 and 5 including students with no previous hard technology experience. The main focus of the lesson is to work as part of a small team to ...
Lego Design Challenge
missedutton1

Lego Design Challenge

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A fun activity to do at the start or end of the class. Also can work as an icebreaker or team building activity. Also works well with adults!
10 science icebreakers and starters
GCSE_science

10 science icebreakers and starters

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A resource containing 10 activities with a science theme that can be used as icebreakers or starters. They are excellent at promoting discussion and will be excellent as starter activities. These are also ideal to use with new classes in September. Depending on the activity students work in small ...