10+ Getting to Know You Activities for Kids


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  • And it is important we help stimulate their minds during the summer because as teachers we have to motivate them to turn off the TV and explore the world around them. Let’s face it, many of our students will spend a lot of time laying dormant and watching TV.
  • It’s socialSometimes you need a little help from your friends (cheats)Integrates movement, visuals, multimedia, popular music, graphics and basically is a representation of the world teens and kids want to be immersed inGoal-oriented- Aim to reach the next levelEach more challenging, but achievableMust complete tasksCollect items that help within the journey (learning is all around you)Discover a new world each time you achieve a levelPositive stressFailure part of the journeyTry again till you reach your goal with no penaltiesEvery kid can be a hero as long as they keep tryingVia Paul Maglione, Slidesha.re/pmteenmotivation
  • http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/my_favourite_things.htmInstructions: Ask the children to draw, one in each section, their favourite toy, food, person and animal. When they have finished, sit the children in a circle with all the pictures in the centre. Can they guess whose is whose?
  • http://www.teachervision.fen.com/tv/printables/hmco/CG_firstday_TG.pdf
  • Özge will be talking about the what voki is and how to create a voki example
  • A Time You Were Brave
  • A Time You Were Brave
  • When we reflect on the learning in the video we see a few ways the learners use the tools. From here and our own experiences we can make some conclusions about what great teaching consists of. Great teaching…Where was the teacher in all this? Behind the lens allowing the learner to experiment and explore with the tools.
  • 10+ Getting to Know You Activities for Kids

    1. Let’s Get to Know You! ShellyTerrell.com/icebreakers Activities for Kids Let’s Get to Know You! ShellyTerrell.com/kidicebreakers Activities for Kids
    2. No one can whistle a symphony. It takes an orchestra to play it. - H.E. Luccock
    3. Prevent bullying Build community Teach citizenship Cultivate relationships Icebreakers …
    4. 30Goals.comGum.co/learn2go
    5. Match the Joke & Punchline
    6. Avatar introductions Voki.com Tellagami.comBuddyPoke 3D Avatar Creator Avatarmaker.abi-station.com
    7. Pearltrees.com/shellyterrell/avatars/id11846926
    8. Ideas Family tree Create a Book! A fond memory When you were brave How-to book You as a superhero
    9. Zooburst Bookcreator Little Bird Tales Bookr Mixbook Tools Ideas Family tree Create a Book! A fond memory When you were brave How-to book You as a superhero
    10. Photo by flickingerbrad: Flic.kr/p/9CNngi “About Me” Pictionary
    11. Play charades based on favorites, likes/dislikes, pets, etc. About Me Charades
    12. My Memory Game • Students create card pairs to do with their interests, skills, & favorites • They get into pairs & play!
    13. Interviews on Digital Posters Buncee Canva Tackk Piktochart Biteslide Smore Glogster PicCollage ImageChef
    14. MakebeliefsComix.comToonDoo.com Comic interviews
    15. Stuff Animal Interview • Students sit in a circle • Each child asks the stuff animal a question
    16. Create an About Me Game with TinyTap iOS/Android App!
    17. Me Museum Students create an exhibit about themselves Image by Kinwart, Flic.kr/p/3gbmH7
    18. Tagxedo.com/app.html?player=http://www.tagxedo.com/gallery/iceskating.xap About Me Poem with Word Clouds
    19. Animalselfies.tumblr.com Youtu.be/QxblkYdWTfk
    20. Create a selfie adventure with your character!
    21. Large Square Dance by rickpilot_2000, Flic.kr/p/99xxvw Mingle!
    22. • Each student brings in a favorite toy • Divide the class into 2 lines and seat them across from each other. • The teacher starts the timer for 1 minute and the pairs play with each other • They switch partners Toy Mingle
    23. Photo by MIKI Yoshihito (´・ω・), Flic.kr/p/b9aK74 Draw your favorite! Use a stylus
    24. Knowledge Swap
    25. Pass the Ball Classroom circle time with Maria Knee by Wesley Fryer, Flickr • Students sit in a circle • Each student says his/her name • Introduce 1 ball to the circle • Give students the ball & instruct them to roll it to another student. • They have to say the student’s name & ask a question
    26. Toddler Ball Intro Toddler says name & hits the ball with each syllable
    27. Ball Icebreaker Questions
    28. I Can Circle Run!
    29. Activityvillage.co.uk/my_favourite_things.htm
    30. Interactive “Me” Timeline Capzles.com
    31. Pearltrees.com/shellyterrell/community-building-activities/id12340128
    32. ShellyTerrell.com/books Twitter.com/ShellTerrell Facebook.com/ShellyTerrell Gum.co/learn2go ShellyTerrell.com/icebreakers