Sample Ice-Breaker Activities

Interview your neighbor: Students work in pairs. They interview one another and then report their findings to the rest of the class. The students can interview each other about any topic, such as hobbies, sports heroes, family members, or favorite subjects.

Stranded on a desert island: Students make a list of ten items they would like to have if they were stranded on a desert island. The only items they cannot list are other people.

Biography bingo: The teacher collects a personal fact from each student and creates a bingo card with the information. The students ask questions of each other. They mark a square each time they match a fact with a classmate. The first to match five facts in a row gets a bingo.

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