It's back to school time! How will you get to know your students during the first days of school? Try one of these creative craft icebreaker activities to get the conversation going.
With this MrsVanDyke.com craft, students follow directions to create a self-portrait. Then they fill out a questionnaire and write about something they did over the summer. Teachers can learn much about their students with this activity.
Make a Name Book
In this Activity Village craft, students form a classroom book. The book lets you focus on each child’s creative spirit and symbolically bring the class together. Make sure you have plenty of art supplies handy for this activity.
First Day of School Booklet
From Fun in First, this template lets students create a booklet describing their first day of school. The booklet has room for both descriptions and coloring, so kids can express themselves while creating it.
My First Day of School Pencil Craft
Miss Kindergarten offers these cute booklets fashioned to look like a pencil. Not only can you get to know your students while making them, but the students will have a blast filling them out.
From Babbling Abby, this activity has students create fun Name Maps that identify things that are important to them. Between the creation, drawing, coloring and writing, this craft would be great for a class get-to-know-you bulletin board.
Inside My Head
Milk and Cookies suggests this fun activity, where students select images from magazines, cut them out and past them onto a “head” to create a collage of their thoughts. It’s a great way to break the ice and get students to open up right off the bat.
More Ideas From Education World
The Art of Me
Students create a unique work of art that illustrates facets of their personality.
An Apple (Notepad) for Parents
Students create a special notepad for parent-teacher communication throughout the school year.
Photos of students’ faces adorn this letter-sound recognition bulletin board.
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