Let’s Get This Game Started-November Edition



Why an Icebreaker?

  • It’s FUN and perfect for grades 2-6
  • A break from the routine
  • Community Building
  • Can be done in one class period
  • Sharpens listening skills
  • Builds collaboration
  • SEL benefits-relaxation, reduction of stress/anxiety

Voice Exploration

  • High/Low
  • Loud/Soft
  • Rhythmic Speech

How to Play

  • Print the 1 through 30 numbered sheets and cut into strips.
  • Give each student a strip making sure that the numbers are in random order so students don’t know the order of the responses.
  • If you have fewer than 30 students, give a couple of students two strips. If you have more than 30 students, have a few participate with a partner.

As you can see in the below example for #1 and #2, each strip tells the student what dialogue comes before them so they are prepared for their dialogue.

Let’s Get This Game Started-Halloween Version


The Halloween version of this whole-class ice breaker with snippets of sounds, flickering lights, and Halloween poetry!

Here’s my FREE PDF download on Teachers Pay Teachers!

November Version of the same great game!

There are 5 pages of dialogue including scary cats, flickering lights, and other Halloween fun! Below is page 1.

Let’s Get This Game Started

A music-themed version of this popular ice breaker!

Print the 1 through 30 numbered sheets and cut into strips. Give each student a strip making sure that the numbers are in random order so students don’t know the order of the responses. If you have fewer than 30 students, give a couple of students two strips. If you have more than 30 students, have a few participate with a partner.

I spelled the syllables the way I thought students would have the greatest chance of pronouncing correctly. (doe instead of do, ray instead of re, etc.) If you’d like to spell them the traditional way or make any other changes, feel free to do it in the downloadable Word doc.

Here’s a Word doc download where you can use “as is” or make changes.