SecondaryHealth & Wellbeing

Secondary school icebreaker activities – 13 easy back to school ideas

What's included?

15-slide PowerPoint

Key Stage

KS3, KS4


Years 7-11

This PowerPoint from Kat Howard features a range of back to school activities that will put students at ease and help you to get to know them better. The ideas included are:

  • Alliteration game
  • Noun game
  • Alphabet of likes/dislikes
  • This belongs to… game
  • Midas machine
  • Gingerbread rows
  • Meet my mate partners game
  • Wow your word game
  • Guess who yes/no game
  • Alphabet disorder
  • Pear up drawing game
  • What’s the worst that could happen freeze frame
  • The hat clinic worries game

Kat Howard is an English teacher and member of TeamEnglish, as well as the East Midlands Representive for @maternitycpd (#mtptproject) and the founder of @LitdriveUK, which helps English teachers connect and share resources. Find out more at You can find more of her resources on her TES page Says Miss’s Shop.

Secondary school icebreaker activities – 13 easy back to school ideas
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