If you are teaching an elementary language class…..a really, really elementary class…it pays to have a good set of icebreakers ready to go ! Just having something ready to go can make all the difference when you walk into a classroom ( sometimes I’m really blank…and it’s actually me that needs the icebreaker).
I taught a class recently which was supposedly Level One. But I quickly realized that many of the students were more like Level Zero.
This was tough but it gave me the chance to focus on trying to create simple, effective icebreakers for each lesson topic. I have included 10 elementary icebreakers below that worked well for me.