Icebreaker Grab Bag

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Icebreakers are typically quick, low-stakes activities that encourage students to become more familiar with their peers. Many instructors do an ice-breaker on the first days of class to learn students’ names. However, frequent use of icebreakers on a daily or weekly basis can assist in building community as your students come to know one another better. Having all students speak and participate at the beginning of each class can also positively impact overall participation in classroom discussion. This collection of icebreakers provides a variety of activities to choose from and implement throughout the semester.

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