Ice Breakers - Introductions
10 Fun Introductions for Day One
Engage the adults in your classroom on day one by choosing one of these 10 fun introductions for the classroom. Students who are engaged faster, learn faster.
Ice Breaker - People Bingo
People Bingo is one of the most popular ice breakers because it's so easy to customize for your particular group and situation, and everyone knows how to play it.
Ice Breaker - Three Words
If you had to describe yourself in three words, which three would you choose?
Ice Breaker - Expectations
Expectations are powerful, especially when you're teaching adults. Understanding your students' expectations of the course you're teaching is key to your success. Make sure you know what your students expect with this expectations ice breaker.
Ice Breaker - The Name Game
You may have people in your group who hate the name game so much they’ll still remember everyone’s name two years from now! Ha! You can make it harder by requiring everyone to add an adjective to their name that starts with the same letter (e.g. Cranky Carla, Blue-eyed Bob, Zesty Zelda). You get the gist.
Ice Breaker - Two Truths and a Lie
Two Truths and a Lie is a fun and humorous ice breaker for introductions in the classroom, at a meeting, anywhere.
Ice Breaker - 2-Minute Mixer
You may have heard of 8-minute dating, where 100 people meet for an evening full of 8-minute dates. They talk to one person for 8 minutes and then move on to the next. Eight minutes is a long time in the classroom, so we’ll call this ice breaker a 2-minute mixer. Ready? Go!
Ice Breaker - A Few of My Favorite Things
You know the song. These are a few of my favorite things... Use this ice breaker just for fun, or customize it to your topic.
Ice Breaker - The Power of Story
Adults bring to your class or meeting room an abundance of life experience and wisdom. Tapping into their stories can deepen the significance of whatever you've gathered to discuss. Let the power of story enhance your teaching of adults.
Ice Breaker - Where in the World?
The more technology brings us together, the smaller the world becomes. Where in the world are you from? Or, where in the world is your favorite place?
Ice Breaker - If You Could Have Taken a Different Path
If you could have taken a different path in life, what would you have chosen to do, knowing what you know today? Find out if your students are in your classroom to change their lives. It happens.
Ice Breaker - Marooned
This ice breaker is a great introduction when the people gathered are strangers, and it fosters team building in groups that already work together. I have always found the choices people make to be very revealing about who they are as a person.
Ice Breaker - If You Won the Lottery
Money is pretty powerful. How’s that for an understatement! It’s easy to think having a lot of it would solve all our problems, but history shows otherwise. If you won the lottery, what would you do with all the cash?
Ice Breaker - If You Had a Magic Wand
If you had a magic wand, what would you choose to change? Pass a magic wand around your classroom and generate some energy!
Ice Breaker - Snowball Fight
A snowball fight in the classroom is pure fun, and it's also a great way to introduce students or review a topic. Using paper from your recycle bin makes it even better.