On the very first day of school I like to get the kids acquainted quickly. The first thing they did last year was a scavenger hunt to find qualities in their classmates that were on the sheet. When they found someone who had gone swimming over the summer, they would put that student's name in the box. This year, I found an activity that has the same concept but with a twist. It's from one of my Kagan books from a training this summer. It's called People Bingo!
Students find others in the class that they have things in common with such as a favorite movie. When they find a classmate that has the same favorite move, they put that student's name in the corresponding box. Once they get a whole row filled up on their sheet, they can yell bingo! I'm still trying to figure out how to go about it once someone gets bingo. Have them continue getting boxes filled until at least five people have bingo? End the game and sit for our morning meeting? I would love suggestions! If you'd like a free copy click here. I think it will be a lot of fun and a great way to break that first day ice.