A couple of weeks ago I wrote about using Google Drawings as part of an icebreaker activity. But if you’re looking for something a little quicker and easier to do to get your new students talking, take a look a the following resources.
If you’ve run through all of your common icebreaker questions and want some new ones to try, take a look at Icebreakers.io. Icebreakers.io offers lists of icebreaker questions. The questions are arranged in categories for small groups, for introverts, for adults, for work, and for fun. All of the questions can be viewed individually and copied. You can also download the lists of questions in convenient PDFs.
Icebreakers.ws is an online catalog of dozens of fun icebreaker and team builder activities. The activities are categorized by group size and activity type. To find an activity appropriate for your group just select your group’s size then use the activity type key to find a game or activity. There is a section specifically for classrooms.
CybaryMan, Jerry Blumengarten, has a great page of icebreaker activity ideas. It’s a list he’s currated for years from a wide variety of sources. Give it a look when you need inspiration for a new icebreaker activity.