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Sit Down If… Back to School Movement Icebreaker

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide, PowerPoint | 1 page | Grades: 1 - 6

Have your students giggling on day 1 with this getting-to-know-you activity.

Sit Down If…

…you have eaten chocolate today.
…you didn’t make your bed this morning.
…you have an ‘f’ in your first name.
…you wear a size 5 shoe.

Are you still standing? Or have you already been eliminated?

This simple icebreaker game will have your students laughing and enjoying themselves from the very first moment of a new school year!

How to play ‘Sit Down If…’

  • All students begin the game by standing up.
  • As each “sit down if…” scenario is posed, a number of students may have to sit down.
  • Every so often, a “back-in-the-game bonus” scenario is posed that may allow certain students to rejoin the game.
  • Keep playing until only one student remains and is crowned the winner!

There are over 30 “sit down if…” statements included in the game! The Google Slides template is editable, should you wish to add more statements for additional play.


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