“Where do you stand” is a super fun ice breaker game because students are engaging physically and mentally throughout the activity while there won’t be any pressure on a single student which help shy ones to give out more information about themselves . You almost don’t need preparation. To play the game you need to have a few things in hand before class begins
You need things like cone, colored tape, chalk or any thing that can turn different part of a classroom into a location for each group to stand. Let’s say we want to know the age of our ESL/EFL students so put a cone in a class and tell them it’s for whoever is 12 years old. another cone in other part of class for 13 years old. Or let’s say you wanna break their ice to talk about their favorite color so use the chalk to draw a shape and say it’s for you if green is your favorite color and draw on another part of the class and tell them if you like red then stand here. On count of three, students stand in their group location. Next point to each group and let them shout “We are 12 years old” or any age they are. Instead of shouting a sentence together it would be funny if in each group they tell every members “I’m 12 years old”
You don’t have to change the cone or clean the shapes on the floor, keep playing with different number or target information like if green and red were assigned to the groups now tell them it’s yellow and blue so whoever likes one of these stand on the corresponded location then shout the sentence.
Keep in mind that a fun ice breaker game is game changing for the whole class. So we hope teachers put their own ideas into the game and make it even more interesting. Have fun!
There is no limit on the age for ESL/EFL students. However kids under 3 years old would have a hard time to distinguish groups but play a few times and they would get it.
What we love about this fun ice breaker activity is being able to play in any class size from 2 to more ESL and EFL students.