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.
Use green, yellow, and red colored cups for group work. When a table gets too loud, change the cup to yellow. If the table continues to be too loud, the cup gets changed to red; this means a loss of group time. Students now have to do their work independently and silently.
How to Make a Friendship Salad: Lesson Plan for Elementary School
Making Friendship salad--lesson on friendship. I would like to take this idea and have older kids approach each table/group of kids and ask something in order to obtain all the fruit they need to create a fruit salad. Could help work on social skills too.
Ice breaker games can help kids and young adults to get beyond shyness in small group situations. You might want to play an ice breaker game with a small group of kids or teens who will be collaborating in a school class or summer job. These games can make it fun and less stressful for kids to learn each other’s names and get to know each...
This website gives so great tips of Corporate team building events. Team Building events are a great way to strengthen the cohesiveness of a team. It gets people out of their comfort zone and allows them to "MEET" their team.
Many students dread the first day of school because they are scared to meet their new teachers and classmates. If you teach middle school, you can use an ice breaker game to reduce some of the first day stress. In addition to helping the students feel comfortable in their new classroom, the games help the students get to know each other.