Tried-it Tuesday: BTS Get-to-Know-You Beach Ball

Today I want to share a quick and easy way to get to know your class during the first week of school. I started out with a regular inflatable beach ball:
{I bought mine at the DollarTree}
Then I wrote a bunch of get-to-know you questions all over it:
We went outside and gathered in a circle.
A student threw the ball to a classmate and wherever their right thumb landed, that was the question they had to answer.
The kids had a blast and it was a fun way for them to learn interesting things about their new classmates. I loved seeing them let loose, laugh, and open up with one another. It really helped to gel our class - and set the tone for an awesome school year!

Check out other fun ideas at Holly's site:


  1. Love that idea, Jessica! You're always an inspiration.

  2. What a simple idea but so much for fun to get to know each other! Thanks so much for sharing, Jessica! :)
    Fourth Grade Flipper

    1. Thanks Holly! It was quick and inexpensive, plus my students loved it - sounds like a win-win-win to me! :)


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