I love having students think differently for “All About Me” activities, especially the older kids. This is perfect for middle school. Find a song, embed it on their website, find the lyrics, make a wordcloud, use it with an activity in Language Arts
Ice breakers: I love these get-to-know-you questions for the first days of school. Middle School grades. Could put these all in a box and have students draw out the question they have to answer. Or put them on the board and have kids shoot basketballs at the ones they want to talk about.