Back to School – Icebreaker quizzes

Brain feeling fuzzy after the summer break? No problem! We’ve put together a collection of  icebreaker and template kahoots for you to ensure your back to school is as awesome as you are!

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Back to School – template

This is a template kahoot for back to school! Break the ice and have an awesome start of the semester :) Feel free to play it as is, or duplicate it, making any edits you wish.

  1. Did you have an awesome summer break?
  2. … and 1 more awesome question! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

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Selfie kahoot – template

Let me introduce myself: I am a selfie kahoot, ready to be played and duplicated by any of you :) You can use me as a template, letting your classmates know you better!

  1. Hi there! Are you ready to get to know me better?
  2. I'm most passionate about…
  3. … and 2 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

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Summer vacation icebreaker kahoot

Duplicate or get inspiration from this kahoot template for your students to create their own quizzes about their summer vacation. Make back to school awesome!

  1. Warm up question! True or false: my name is [student's name]
  2. This summer, I went to ____ for my vacation.
  3. Survey time: have you visited [location]?
  4. … and 8 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

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Math: Order of Operations Back-to-School

A back-to-school refresher! Simplify numerical expressions using the correct order of operations. Created in cooperation with Mathy Cathy!

  1. Which operation should be completed FIRST to find the value of the expression?
  2. Which operation should be completed FIRST to find the value of the expression?
  3. Which operation should be completed FIRST to find the value of the expression?
  4. … and 18 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

Image credits: Photo: © 2017 Getty Images http://www.gettyimages.com

Math: Distributive Property Back-to-School

A back-to-school refresher! Apply the Distributive Property to simplify expressions and write equivalent expressions. Created in cooperation with Mathy Cathy!

  1. Which choice shows another correct way to think of this multiplication problem?
  2. Which choice shows another correct way to think of this multiplication problem?
  3. Which choice represents the TOTAL AREA of the given rectangle?
  4. … and 20 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

Image credits: : Photo: © 2017 Getty Images http://www.gettyimages.com

Popular Math Situations

A kahoot featuring problems from common math situations.

  1. Ann bought 4 dresses at the same prices & spent $101.44. How much did she spend on each dress?
  2. A cake recipe calls for 3/4 cup of flour. How much flour is needed to make half of the recipe?
  3. How many pencils does the factory need to make the third day to reach their goal of 5,000?
  4. … and 8 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

Image credits: Photo: © 2017 Getty Images http://www.gettyimages.com

Math: Probability Back-to-School

A back-to-school refresher! Review and apply probability fundamentals to determine and describe probabilities of simple events. Created in cooperation with Mathy Cathy!

  1. The probability of an event can NOT be less than what value?
  2. The probability of an event can NOT be greater than what value?
  3. … and 21 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

Image credits: Photo: © 2017 Getty Images http://www.gettyimages.com

Math: Number Properties Back-to-School

A back-to-school refresher! Identify and apply number properties including commutative, associative, identity, inverse, and more! Created in cooperation with Mathy Cathy!

  1. Which number sentence is TRUE?
  2. Which number sentence is FALSE?
  3. … and 18 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

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Math: Scientific Notation Back-to-School

A back-to-school refresher! Represent large numbers in scientific notation and standard notation. Created in cooperation with Mathy Cathy!

  1. Mental Math Warm-Up: Which choice represents this value?
  2. Mental Math Warm-Up: Which choice represents this value?
  3. Mental Math Warm-Up: Which choice represents this value?
  4. … and 14 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

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The History of Summer Vacation

A summer vacation kahoot designed to test your knowledge on the history behind this seasonal staple!

  1. True or False: Summer vacations were created so children could help out on the farm.
  2. In the 1800s, many families would leave urban areas to escape the summer heat which meant...
  3. … and 6 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

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The History of Colleges Around the World

Are you ready for college? Test your knowledge on the history of these prestigious colleges and universities from around the globe!

  1. Which ancient civilization had scribal schools soon after 3500 BCE?
  2. Founded in 859 CE in Fez, Morocco, which school is considered to be the oldest in the world?
  3. Which school is known as the oldest university in the English-speaking world?
  4. … and 12 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

Image credits: https://pixabay.com/en/rustic-ancient-map-globe-3441673/CC0

The History of Education in America

Getting ready to go back to school ? Test your knowledge on the history of education in the United States!

  1. Opened in 1635, what was the first-ever school in what is now the United States?
  2. Which American city was the first to open a public high school in 1821?
  3. When was the first law passed in the United States that made education mandatory?
  4. … and 7 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

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Why do we learn history?

Have you ever wondered why we learn history ? Challenge yourself to a kahoot highlighting the importance of this fascinating subject!

  1. Who said the following quote? "Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it."
  2. True or False: Studying history has no bearing on being a good citizen.
  3. … and 7 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

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The Body’s Response to Relaxation & Adrenaline

This kahoot examines the science behind the body 's response to relaxation and adrenaline. It includes types of focus and the neurotransmitters and hormones associated with the fight-or-flight response .

  1. This hormone is secreted by the adrenal glands, especially during times of stress:
  2. Which of the following does NOT occur once adrenaline is released?
  3. What part of the brain is triggered after the body receives sensory input from a threat?
  4. … and 17 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

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Physical Science: Roller Coaster Physics

This kahoot explores the physics behind what makes rollercoasters work, such as gravity, inertia, centripetal force, potential & kinetic energy, and weightlessness.

  1. On what two main physics concepts do roller coasters rely?
  2. When a coaster ascends a tall hill, it builds up this kind of energy:
  3. At which height would potential energy be the greatest?
  4. … and 12 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

Image credits: https://pixabay.com/photo-2188440/CC0

Photography: The science behind taking photos

This kahoot looks at the science behind photography, such as luminosity /tonality, hue /value, intensity /saturation, aperture, focus, exposure, and the mathematical Law of Reciprocity.

  1. Which of the following is not an element of which color is composed?
  2. Which of the following terms refers to what differentiates one color from another?
  3. This term describes the measure of brightness as it relates to a photo's lightness or darkness.
  4. … and 12 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

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Earth Science: Landforms made for Travel

This kahoot looks at famous vacation or holiday tourist spots and attractions and the landforms that shape them!

  1. Located in Hawaii, Mauno Loa is famous for being the largest of this type of landform:
  2. Florida, known for Disney World, beaches, and Kennedy Space Center is this type of landform:
  3. If you traveled to the beach or the desert, you may have seen a hill made of sand known as:
  4. … and 12 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

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Science Lab Safety

This kahoot looks at science lab safety rules and best practices that are typically used in most science lab classrooms

  1. T/F: It is helpful, but not necessarily important, to follow lab safety rules.
  2. Which of the following should NOT be disposed of in the sink?
  3. Which of the following would NOT require the use of safety goggles?
  4. … and 12 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

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Blind kahoot “Transfer of Energy”

The goal of this blind kahoot is to help students understand how energy transfers through Earth 's system. By the end of this kahoot, students should be able to correctly identify radiation, convection & conduction as well as examples of each

  1. Which type of energy transfer occurs as electromagnetic (EM) waves?
  2. If EM waves can travel through the vacuum of space, then which of the following is true?
  3. … and 22 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

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Blind kahoot “An Attractive Force”

The objective of this blind kahoot is to introduce the Law of Universal Gravitation to students so they understand how gravity is determined & on what gravitational force depends.

  1. What law states all objects attract each other through a force of attraction due to their mass?
  2. So what would be an example of objects "attracting" to one another?
  3. … and 22 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

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Earth/Space Science: Solar Eclipse

This kahoot reviews all that occurs during a solar eclipse, including the stages, umbra, penumbra, perigee, apogee & the date of the next eclipse.

  1. When was the most recent total solar eclipse?
  2. Where did the August 21, 2017 solar eclipse occur in totality?
  3. … and 15 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

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Digital Citizenship

This kahoot reviews digital citizenship, proper online etiquette, cyberbullying, and ways to stay safe online

  1. What term describes the norms of responsible and appropriate technology use?
  2. Which of the following activities involves using a type of digital media?
  3. … and 12 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

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Bullying Prevention

This kahoot explores the topic of bullying in all its different forms: verbal, physical, social, and cyber. It also reviews how bystanders can help targets and stop bullying.

  1. Which of the following should be included in the definition for "bullying?"
  2. What term is used to describe the person who is getting bullied?
  3. Which form of bullying involves posting embarrassing photos of someone on social media?
  4. … and 17 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

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Books Behind the Movies

In this kahoot, students will identify the BOOK that a movie is based on with plot descriptions and character descriptions.

  1. “Let It Go” ISN’T in this tale with an ice woman, a girl saving her love, and a noble reindeer.
  2. He lives on Baker St. and solves mysteries, but he's NOT a rodent in the original.
  3. The story of a kitten joining a gang of dogs and finding a rich owner is based on what book?
  4. … and 7 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

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Summer Fun with Reading

In this kahoot, students will review plots and characters of commonly read and new books from summer reading in the secondary grades.

  1. This sci-fi series is about two kids who go on a journey to save their doomed city.
  2. “Big Brother” might be watching you…Be careful of the Thought Police in this dystopian classic!
  3. Steve is sixteen and on trial for murder. He writes the events of his trial as a screenplay.
  4. … and 7 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

Image credits: https://pixabay.com/en/asian-school-children-student-book-1870022/CC0

After-Summer Spelling Refresher

In this kahoot, students in grades 5 to 9 will refresh their minds on commonly misspelled words; especially homophones and irregular spelling patterns.

  1. I went to Washington D.C., the _________ of the United States of America this summer!
  2. ______ are not enough days in summer break!
  3. I am _________ for the fun I did have this summer!
  4. … and 11 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

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Funny Idioms Review

In this kahoot, students will analyze summer and school-related idioms to review figurative language.

  1. Jonah was as cool as a cucumber when he met the new girl.
  2. Without rain, my dad was afraid the entire garden would kick the bucket!
  3. Myra tried to change where her locker was until she was blue in the face!
  4. … and 9 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

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Using Context Clues-Back to School Refresher

In this kahoot, students in grade 5 through 9 will get a back to school refresher on using context clues while reading to support comprehension and reading analysis.

  1. The sharks were in the water. It was brackish in the bay. What is brackish?
  2. By the 2nd week of summer, I had enough momentum to get out of bed by noon. What is momentum?
  3. The rollercoaster was closed because of the impending weather event. What is impending?
  4. … and 8 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

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Parts of Speech Summer Review

In this kahoot, students in intermediate and middle grades will have fun reviewing the parts of speech and uses in the beginning of the school year.

  1. We swam in the ocean and in the river on our summer trip. What is the part of speech of swam?
  2. Which word/s are adjectives?: The sweet, smooth ice cream was refreshing on a hot day!
  3. Anthony grew six inches taller over the summer break. What is the part of speech of Anthony?
  4. … and 10 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

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Common Mistakes in Spelling and Grammar Refresher

In this kahoot, students will get their brains ready for Language Arts after the long summer break!

  1. Which word completes the sentence properly? ____ going to be late for the bus on the first day!
  2. Our vacation this summer was better, longer, and cooler. What is wrong with this statement?
  3. Which word completes this sentence properly? That movie had a great _____ on me.
  4. … and 12 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

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Point of View ID

In this kahoot, students will examine the definitions of point of view and determine which point of view a text is written as.

  1. Which of these is not a point of view that texts are written in?
  2. How many kinds of third person point of view are there?
  3. Which point of view includes the pronouns “I”, "me” and “we”?
  4. … and 7 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

Image credits: https://pixabay.com/en/girl-white-fun-kid-literature-3038974/CC0

Point of View Refresher

In this kahoot, students will review the different points of view when reading after the summer break.

  1. "I think I need more summer break” John said to Amy. He feels like his brain got mushy!
  2. Put sunscreen on before you get to the beach, or you'll have sand stuck all over you!
  3. I went to bed really late every night and then I woke up after lunch each day! It was sweet!
  4. … and 7 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

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Grammar-Forms and Use of Plurals

In this kahoot, students will change nouns into the plural version, regular and irregular. 
Form and use regular and irregular plural nouns.

  1. You need to make a noun plural when there are _________ of the noun.
  2. Make this noun plural: woman
  3. Which plural noun is correct?
  4. … and 7 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

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Kick off the new school year with a Kahoot! competition

Kick off the new school year in Kahoot! style and set the course for the next months! Host the most kahoots and get a chance to win cool little notebooks for your entire class.

It’s the beginning of the semester, the perfect time to set the right course for the next few months! Host as many live kahoots or challenges as you can to get a chance to win awesome Kahoot! notebooks for the ENTIRE class!

The competition runs from August 20, 2018, 12PM until September 21, 2018, 11:59PM PT. The teacher that has hosted the most games by the end of the competition wins awesome branded Kahoot! notebooks.

Host from your computer or phone

As always, you can host kahoots in class from your computer. And, with our recent app update, you can also host kahoots from right from your phone!
Here’s how it works:

How to enter our competition

Easy-peasy:

  • Sign up below with your email address
  • Enter your Kahoot! username
  • Play as many kahoots as possible – both classroom games and homework challenges count!
  • Get a chance to WIN!

Kick off the school year with Kahoot!

Not sure where to start? We’ve got you covered!

Our own game Kahoot! Studio made a collection of icebreaker kahoots! From simple and fun templates focused on summer vacation to curriculum-aligned games in key subjects – this collection includes a whole bunch of options!