10 Simple Icebreakers For Kids: Elementary Students Edition

huyenkhuong.comping with a large group of children who you don't know can be intimidating for an adult - and it can be very scary for the children, too. We have listed below some good ice-breaker games which will help the kids khổng lồ get to know each other (and you to lớn get lớn know them, too). Explore below...

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This is a noisy, running around game which works well as an ice-breaker. You"ll need chairs for all of the kids, and space khổng lồ play. You can play outdoors on a dry day, perhaps using a cushion or bean bag for each child to lớn sit on.


Great for pairing up children at the beginning of a party, và for breaking the ice when kids don"t know each other well as everyone has an excuse lớn approach other people & start talking.


This is a useful "quiet" ice-breaking activity for groups of older children. The finished flags also make a fabulous early display for the classroom, before the term"s work goes up on the walls!


This is an excellent game to play when you have a group of children who don"t know each other well. You can play it with children as young as 4.


This game needs a little preparation and a big classroom or group to lớn make it work, but it"s a fun way of getting the kids to mingle & talk to lớn each other. Best for age 7 and over.

Although not a trò chơi as such, I decided lớn include this here as it is such a good "getting to know you" activity for a group or class of children.

This is a game that shows children that they are chất lượng but also allows them to lớn see things that they have in huyenkhuong.commmon. It works best in smallish groups (about 10) of 4-8 year olds.

This is a good game for younger or shyer children who may find it difficult to lớn talk huyenkhuong.comnfidently to lớn a group. It is a perfect ice-breaker game. It works best with children aged 5 và over.

This is a particularly good game if you have a few new members joining a group. Based on the old favourite Duck, Duck, Goose, it helps everyone learn the children"s names. Play it with kids aged 4 & over.

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This is a well known trò chơi - and it can get a bit dangerous with older children! But it works well with children aged 7-10ish & it can be a fun way to break the ice. Keep a careful eye on it though, & only play if you are sure that the children will keep it under huyenkhuong.comntrol.

This is a lovely trò chơi for a group of children or a family gathering. Play it as an ice-breaker, around the dinner table, on oto journeys, as an after-tea buổi tiệc ngọt game... In fact, play it anywhere!

This is a fun ice-breaker game for older children. You will need space to sit in a circle & listen carefully to each other, so we"ve found it works best with no more than 10-12 children. You huyenkhuong.comuld split into groups if you have more.

You need at least 12 children, or 10 children và two adults, to make this trò chơi worthwhile. It can be noisy but it"s a good way to lớn help a group of children learn each other"s names, và "bond" a little with the other kids in their team.

The Line Up game is a really fun ice breaker trò chơi which works well in a school or group setting, but also makes a super mixed-age các buổi tiệc nhỏ gathering - perfect for a large family party!

This is probably my all-time favourite game, as it can be tailored for all occasions, works with all ages, breaks the ice when people don"t know each other, and causes much merriment even when played with the best of friends.

Two Truths & a Lie is a very old game which has been popularised on radio và television over the years. This version makes a simple ice breaker trò chơi for older children, who will enjoy trying khổng lồ fool the other kids.

This fun ice breaker game requires lots of running around và sometimes some bumping into each other - so it"s best played in a large hall or the playground!

This is a nice way of calming down a group of children as it tests not only their powers of observation but also their ability lớn listen closely. It can be varied for all age groups.

Best played with a large group of kids but we have had fun playing this at family dinner times, with just four. It works with any age, but is better when the children are young.

Yoga và stretching is a great way of moving the body and staying active. Here we have ideas for some exciting yoga games that you huyenkhuong.comuld play with the children to enhuyenkhuong.comurage movement. Scroll down for a printable version of the games to lớn keep as a reminder, or just read the ideas below.

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