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Who’s in Your Circle? Quick Icebreaker Activity

  • Updated

    Updated:  22 May 2024

Help your students find like-minded friends on the first day of school with a ‘Who’s in Your Circle?’ icebreaker activity.

  • Editable

    Editable:  Google Slides

  • Non-Editable

    Non-Editable:  PDF

  • Pages

    Pages:  1 Page

  • Grades

    Grades:  4 - 7

teaching resource

Who’s in Your Circle? Quick Icebreaker Activity

  • Updated

    Updated:  22 May 2024

Help your students find like-minded friends on the first day of school with a ‘Who’s in Your Circle?’ icebreaker activity.

  • Editable

    Editable:  Google Slides

  • Non-Editable

    Non-Editable:  PDF

  • Pages

    Pages:  1 Page

  • Grades

    Grades:  4 - 7

Help your students find like-minded friends on the first day of school with a ‘Who’s in Your Circle?’ icebreaker activity.

Who’s in Your Circle? Quick Icebreakers for Kids

It’s that time of year! Back to school means a fresh group of students that need to get to know one another. Get your students talking, writing, and sharing what makes them unique with the ever-popular “Who’s in Your Circle?” style icebreaker activity.

How does this activity work? For starters, it works much like the typical ‘Pass the Paper’ activity. To complete this activity, students will:

  1. Write their name on the paper and fill in their favorite things in the center of each circle.
  2. Pass their paper to the left.
  3. When they get a new paper, write their names in the  ❤ ring if they like the same thing as the owner.
  4. If they don’t like the same thing as the owner, they will write their name in the ✘ ring.
  5. Students will keep passing and writing on other students’ handouts until they get their own paper back.

Now, when students have their own paper back, they can check to see who’s in their circle and has similar interests as they do. What a fun way to meet new friends!

Download and Print Your Printable Icebreaker PDF

This resource is available as an easy-to-use Google Slides or Printable PDF Resource file. To get your copy, click the dropdown arrow on the download button to select the file format you prefer. Make your copies, pass them out to your students, and you’re ready to begin!


This resource was created by Lindsey Phillips, a teacher in Michigan and Teach Starter Collaborator.


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