Returning to School Activities and Ice Breakers for Upper Elementary

Returning to School Activities and Ice Breakers for Upper Elementary

I asked almost 400 teachers what their favorite back once again to school activities and ice breakers were. The answers were amazing! Teachers gave returning to school book suggestions, ideas for building a classroom that is positive, ice breakers and much more for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students!

There have been so many great ideas that I can’t share them all. So, I organized all of the answers, looking for the most used, the essential unique, therefore the most back that is practical school activities. A few of the teachers were ready to share ideas but asked to remain anonymous, thus I respected that request. The most popular activities and a few of my favorites are below!

Most Widely Used Back Once Again To School Activities

Several returning to school activities kept coming up over and over repeatedly. The actions below were probably the most popular, employed by many teachers all around the world.

All About Me Activities – The most famous Exactly about Me Activity was the All About Me Bag – which happens to at least one of my favorite returning to school activities as well. You are able to find out more in regards to the exactly about Me Bag (and get a free printable) here! Other All About Me Activity ideas included creating All About Me posters or pennants and doing an All About Me writing activity.

Two Truths and a Lie – Another one of my favorites! I call it Find the Fib. Learn how to make use of this as an ice breaker – as well as other activities through the school year – here. (comes with a free of charge printable!)

STEAM Team Building Activities – back once again to school is a time that is great integrate STEAM to your classroom! The teachers surveyed had some activities that are great STEAM team development at the beginning of the year, including: Saving Fred, Helping Harry, a Cup Stacking Challenge, and a Spaghetti and Marshmallow Challenge.