Whether the school you teach in has gone back already or you’re just about to, you’ll be thinking of ways to introduce your class to not only each other but to you. Here are a few ideas we’ve come up with that you can use, adapt and recreate to tackle the start of term.
This is a game great for all ages. You need to create a bingo sheet which can be 5 x 5 or have more spaces depending on your class size. Write descriptions in the gaps such as “had long hair” or “has 4 siblings” and see who can go around the class, finding the names of students and teachers fitting the descriptions the fastest. Make the game harder by handing out sheets with different descriptions or only allowing a name to be used once per person.
2 truths and a tale
If you have a large class split the group into teams of 5-6 students, this makes the game less intimidating for shy students. Each student takes it in turns to say three statements about themselves, 2 truths and 1 lie. It’s then the turn of the other students in the group to vote on which statement they think is a lie. The group that guesses correctly the most wins. This is great for finding out quirky facts about each other and gets conversation flowing in the class.
This is a game which requires each team (split your class into groups) to build a certain structure using a small amount of materials. You can select things like spaghetti and marshmallows or newspaper and tape to build a tower or bridge that can hold a heavy book. This is great for team building as well as getting to know each other and can be great fun for both teachers and students.
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