Thursday, August 6, 2015


{FREE} Back to School Getting to Know You Game!!

This {FREE} Back-to-School Getting-to-Know you game is loads of fun any time of the year!  You can play it with your youngest kiddos or let independent readers play on their own!  It works great for classrooms and homeschoolers alike!

I also designed this game to appeal to kiddos from preschool through early elementary (about 3rd grade).  Preschool skills include counting, taking turns subitizing, one-to-one relationships, and answering questions.  Older children incorporate all those skills as they practice reading and relating to each other!  It would make a great center or early-finisher activity for 2nd and 3rd graders!

Please do not host, re-share, or re-publish this file.  Please DO encourage other parents and teachers to download their own copy.  Also, please DO share it on your own blogs and social media by linking to this post.  This allows me to continue creating free printables.

I love to do getting-to-know you activities at the beginning of each school year.  It amazes me that even my own kids have answers that I never would have guessed!  And we always have new "school friends" at the start of each year that we enjoy getting to know better.

Printing and Play Suggestion:  

I recommend printing this game out, pasting it to a file folder, and laminating it to create a portable and easy-to-store game that you can pull out any time.  You can use any type of "marker" for each player...a coin, BINGO marker, colored paper, toy, etc.  Start out by placing all the pieces on "Start," and then take turns by rolling a die, moving your piece, and answering the question.  Continue to play until everyone gets to the "End."  Best part...everyone wins!

This year I'm joining a fantastic team of bloggers to share activities that are appropriate for 2nd graders!  Once a week, this team will bring you fun, interactive, hands-on activities and printables that are perfect for this age group!  Mine will also all be easy to adapt for kiddos from PreK - 3rd grade, since those are the ages I work with!  This week the team is bringing you loads of "Back to School" ideas!  Check them out:

Melting Crayons Science Experiment from Creative Family Fun
Free Addition Facts Game from Life Over C’s
Number Ordering Activity 0-999 from Sallie Borrink Learning
Interest Based Learning Project from Still Playing School
FREE Back to School Noun Practice from Look! We’re Learning!
What I Love About School Art Project from Planet Smarty Pants
All About Me Flag Project from School Time Snippets
{Free!} Getting to Know You Back to School Game from Preschool Powol Packets
FREE All About Me Worksheets (Lego style) from 123 Homeschool 4 Me
Setting up a homework station from Crafty kids at home

Do you have back-to-school plans?  I'd love to hear about them!!

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Cerys Parker said...

The game looks fantastic we'll be printing it out for use. Thank you so much for sharing.

Beth Gorden said...

What a fun idea!

Terri Thompson said...

I love this! It's such a fun idea for the beginning of the school year.

Natalie PlanetSmartyPants said...

This can be so much fun for kids to get to know each other better, especially in a small class!