Back-to-school icebreakers

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

Tes Resources Team

Parachute game for icebreaker activities for primary and secondary back-to-school

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.

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
Cre8tive Resources

Back to school

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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 ...
First Day Back - Tutor Time Icebreakers and Organisers
MrsRaisbeck

First Day Back - Tutor Time Icebreakers and Organisers

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This resource is aimed at Year 12 Tutor Groups, but can be used with lower year groups. It contains icebreaker activities to introduce students to their new tutor and peer group. The resource contains the following activities: 1. All About Me. 2. Mingle Bingo 3. Dice Breaker (You will need dice) 4...
Getting to know you icebreaker activities
mrshopehistory

Getting to know you icebreaker activities

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*Limited time offer - if you enjoyed this resource please review with your email address & I will send you a free Back to School dingbats resource!* A highly presented and detailed getting to know you/ meet your class pack of icebreaker activities. This resource is perfect to back to school ...

Working together with new classmates

Strategy Board Games for Critical Thinking
swelch_resources

Strategy Board Games for Critical Thinking

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This is a set of 10 board games that work on STRATEGY rather than CHANCE. The only equipment you need is counters/markers. Provided in both colour and black/white. Easy-to-follow instructions are written on the game boards. All games are for 2 players. These games develop skills such...
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 ...
Origami Team Building Activity
TheTeacherNest

Origami Team Building Activity

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I have used this activity many times with a range of students of all ages and it always works well. I have recently updated the style of it. Working in groups or pairs, one learner will describe the origami instructions to the other learner/s, the other learners will make the origami which is being...
Code Breaker Challenge - Addition
Matt Sherwen

Code Breaker Challenge - Addition

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**The Challenge** This Code Breaker Challenge is made up of 4 challenge sheets, each containing three sets of questions about addition as well as an instruction section written in code. There is also a final challenge sheet for obtaining the master lock key. **The Setup** Ideally, the Code Breaker...