Ideas to pair up students

(Photo by Sporkist; Picniked by Jen)
Just to entertain myself (and my students, sometimes), I pair up partners (or small groups) in the following ways.
  • Decide if you are peanut butter or jelly.  Then, go find a partner who is the other.
  • Put 0-5 fingers in the air.  Find a partner that gives you an odd (or even) total.
  • Find someone who has the same (or close) thumb size as you.  Have you seen my thumbs before?  My friends say they look like toes.  Proof below.
  • Find someone who has a different number of siblings than you.
  • Decide if you are a dog person or a cat person.  Then, go find a partner who is the other.
  • Stand on your left or right foot.  Then, go find a partner who is standing on the opposite foot.
  • Think of your favorite number.  Find a partner so that when you add your numbers together you get an even (or odd) number.
  • Of course, paint swatch partnerships are jazzy and colorful.
OK, now I have something slightly embarrassing to admit.  I was Picniking my thumb to remove some of its flaws.  Vain, no?

Next time I will Picnik in a manicure.  Geez!  Can I get some help here?  From a partner?



  1. These are all great ideas! I like the one where students have to add. This would be especially great when children are actually learning the concept! I love all the ideas you have found for paint swatches! Haha!

  2. These ideas are great. Going through some case studies, I read that when it comes to clearing the concepts of students, online education is the best. Especially the programs like accredited life experience degree where students have more focus on practicality rather than theories.

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