If you’re a teacher and want to plan a fun back to school activity for the classroom, here’s a first day of school scavenger hunt idea, complete with a free printable worksheet.
It’s a great ‘Getting To Know You’ game that helps with team building, especially if you’ll have a group of students who don’t know each other too well.
Here’s how to organize it:
- Scavenger hunt list (see below)
Give each of your students a copy of the list below and explain that they’re going to play a game to help them get to know each other a little better on their first day back at school.
Their task is to go around the classroom and ask their fellow students if they did any of the activities listed during the summer.
If possible, they should try to find a different person’s name for each activity that’s listed.
Here’s a list of 20 questions about summer activities for your students to ask. Beneath this is a link to download a free printable worksheet containing these same questions, making it much easier for you to plan this activity for the first day of school.
Find someone in the class who did each of these things during the summer break…
- Went overseas
- Started learning to play a musical instrument
- Went to Disney
- Played soccer
- Went camping
- Watched a movie outside
- Made a new friend
- Went on a bike ride
- Had a job
- Went swimming
- Visited their grandparents
- Went to a theme park / amusement park
- Completed a video game
- Saw three or more movies at the movie theater
- Went on a road trip
- Got a new pet
- Went to the beach
- Stayed over at a friend’s house
- Went to a water park
- Had a birthday
For more activities like this, check out all our other Getting To Know You scavenger hunts.