I'm linking up with Fun in First to share my favorite Back to School activity!
My favorite back to school activity has got to be The Blanket Name Game! I wish I had a picture, but its super easy!!
Every year this game has been a huge hit! I've played it at every grade I have taught, from Kinder to Fourth. It's super easy and a great way to help kids learn each other's names.
Divide the class into 2 sections.
Place an X or sitting spot on the floor on either side of a blanket
Have a helper hold the other side of the blanket up to block the groups from one another
Hold the blanket between the two groups
Each group randomly selects a friend to sit on the X
Count 1, 2, 3 and drop the blanket
ONLY the friends sitting on the X's may call out the opposite friend's name
You can take score, but I don't.
The kids just have so much fun with the anticipation and recognition!