The first day of school is tough on kids and teachers alike. Get over that initial awkwardness and anxiety with these great games that get kids working together and learning about each other.
Break the ice with an improv game that a whole troupe of kid-medians can participate in.
Get kids moving -- and practicing basic math processes -- with this versatile ball-toss game.
This open-ended storybook game lets everyone contribute to a wacky tale the whole class will enjoy.
This variation on 20 questions has players trying to guess their animal identities.
Moos and oinks fill the air as players race to find their fellow animals in this hilariously noisy menagerie matchup.
Kids will be having so much fun trying to solve this sidewalk-chalk puzzle that they won't realize they're learning about spatial reasoning.
The quirky rules for this fast-moving version of tag add to the fun.
This goofy hula hoop game challenges kids' collective brain power and teaches them to work together to solve problems.
Starting with its amusing name -- Dumb Crambo -- this old game of rhyme and mime,or silent charades, offers lots of laughs.
Find out who the wordsmiths are in your class with this game of secret identities.
Budding actors will enjoy this group guessing game. You can customize the rules to focus on schoolday activities.
Give your kids a fun way to practice new vocabulary words.
A game that sharpens spelling skills and gets kids moving? Perfect!
Head outside for a tricky game that requires a good amount of attention to win.
Encourage kids to come out of their shells with this easy game that can be played in the classroom.
This great game asks players to guess each other's names without saying a word.
This quick-paced game encourages group creativity, and the resulting drawings are often hilarious.
With a little setup on your part, this game encourages creativity and self-expression.
Players must move like the wind in this classic outdoor game.
Think of all the different ways your class can create poetry with just a box full of magazine scraps.
Everybody's a Comedian!
Beach Ball Math
Group Storytelling Game
Might I Bite?
Elbow Tag Game
Hula Hoop Game
Human Slide Show
Mother, May I?
Guess My Name Game
Pass the Parcel
The Big Wind Blows
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