Category Archives: "Ice breakers"

26 Jul, 2018

ESL Icebreaker: Who’s in Our Room

Who’s in our room is a simple first class activity for a group of young learners who don’t know each other. This activity is best used with lower level young learners. Students are given a wordsearch puzzle which contains the names of each of the students in class. The names of the students are anagrams […]

24 Jul, 2018

ESL Icebreaker: Six Degrees of Separation

Six Degrees of Separation is a fun way to start with a first class. It’s very typical that we meet someone who knows someone we know. The object of this game is to see how small the world really is. In this activity, students work in pairs, first they introduce themselves to each other. Then […]

19 Jul, 2018

ESL Icebreaker: Deserted Island

Deserted Island is a simple no-prep first class icebreaker for young learners and teens. In this activity, students imagine they have been trapped on a desert island. They must think of five things that they would take with them if they lived on a deserted island. Encourage students to say what the items are and […]

17 Jul, 2018

ESL Icebreaker: First Class Scavenger Hunt

First Class Scavenger Hunt is a fun and energetic first class icebreaker that works well with young learners and teens. In this activity each student is given a handout. On the handout there are a number of statements. Students must go around the classroom asking other students if they have ever done the things listed. […]

10 Jul, 2018

ESL Icebreaker: Tell Us About Yourself

Tell Us About Yourself is a simple first class icebreaker that works well with teens and adults. In Tell Us About Yourself, the teacher passes around a bag of sweets. The teacher tells the students to take as many sweets as they want but not to eat them just yet. Once all the students have […]