Morning Meeting Activity Ideas

Morning Meeting

Are you looking for ways to freshen up your Morning Meeting Activity time for virtual learning or in-person?? Then, you are in the right place! These activities below can be used in a virtual, in-person, or hybrid classroom. I have used these as activities during Morning Meeting, but you could also use them in different ways!

Let’s check them out…

Boggle

Boggle is not only fun, but also academic! Students have to create as many words as they can using the letters given on the board. The tricky part is that the letters must be touching! I always challenge my class to see if they can beat the number of words that they came up with the last time.

Image of Boggle Directions for activites
Image of Boggle Board for Morning Meeting Activities

Noggle

Noggle is just like Boggle above, but with numbers! For this activity, students create as many number sentences as they can with the given numbers. They can use addition, subtraction, multiplication, and/or division.

Image of Noggle Directions
Picture of Noggle Game Board for Morning Meeting

Mystery Word/Make a Word

This is another great ELA activity. Students are given a mystery word with the letters scrambled up. They have two tasks. One – create as many words as they can with the letters. Two – figure out the mystery word.

Image of Directions for Mystery Word
Picture of scrambled up letters for the mystery word activity

Guess the Picture

For Guess the Picture, students are given a photo that is mainly covered up with only a tiny part showing. (I’ll be honest this is not the best example since the photo was dark. Normally you can see the small circle that is uncovered much better). They then have to guess what the picture is. You give 3-4 clues before revealing the hidden picture.

Picture with tiny part of image being seen for activity
Picture with tiny part of image being seen for activity and clue
Photo of 3 jack-o-lanterns

Finish the Doodle

This Morning Meeting Activity is great for your creative artists! My class loves to use their imagination with this one. Students are all shown a doodle (it can be honestly anything) and then they get to turn it into whatever they want! After students share in breakout rooms or in a small group or with a partner.

Image of Finish the Doodle directions
Finish the Doodle Image- two lines angled to start a triangle
Directions for sharing Finish the Doodle

Scavenger Hunt

This activity works best for virtual students, but could possibly be done in person. For this activity, students are given an object or something to find in their house and then they come back and share it with the group.

Photo of Scavenger Hunt example - Find something that makes you happy

This or That

This is a great Morning Meeting activity to get to know kids and get them up and moving. Students are given 2 different choices and they have to choose if they’d rather have this or that. Then, to show their choice they complete the exercise chosen. This day’s activity was done with breakfast foods, but you could do them with all sorts of topics.

This or That example photo.  Photo of waffles or cereal.
This or That example photo.  Photo of pancakes or cereal

Quick Draw

My kids love this activity! For Quick Draw, students have 2 minutes (you could change the time) to draw the item you tell them to. They love sharing these in breakout rooms or with a partner.

Directions for Quick Draw Activity
Quick Draw example - Draw a castle.

Mystery Bag

Mystery Bag is a super easy activity for Morning Meeting. You hide a mystery item in the bag and the kids have to guess the mystery item. I give clues to help them guess what I put in the bag. I often just use things I have around my classroom.

Image for Mystery Bag Morning Meeting activities

One of These Things is Not Like the Other

This is another favorite game! I love this game because you can have more than one correct answer and you can cover many different areas and categories. Students have to decide which item, number, or word doesn’t belong. When they make their decision, they also have to explain why. It’s always very interesting to see the different ways the kids look at things. For this activity, I’ve included numbers, words, and photos (and I try to include an academic focus when I can.)

Image of One of These is Not Like the Other Activity. Includes numbers 22, 44, 88, and 65

Scattergories

I’ll be real about this – I have no idea if this is how you play Scattergories, but this is how we’ve been doing it in my classroom and it’s working for us. For my version, the students have 5 minutes to come up with as many words that begin with the chosen letter and fit the categories. Then, we see how many words people came up with and the kids share their responses.

Image of Scattergories Slide for letter D with 5 minute timer

Story Starter

This activity is a great way for students to be creative with their writing. Students begin their story with the story starter and can then take it wherever they want! I love seeing them use their imaginations and try to choose fun and silly story starters. Afterwards, students can share their writing in breakout rooms or with a group/partner.

Image of Story Starter Slide with prompt - 3, 2, 1 - Blast off! The rocket ship was headed to....

Morning Meeting Slides

If you are interested in grabbing the Morning Meeting Activity Slides to use in your classroom, you can grab the October set > HERE. More monthly sets are coming soon!

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November Morning Meeting Activity Slides

FREE Morning Meeting – Digital Planning Page

To help make planning Morning Meeting easier, grab this FREE digital planning page. This planning page is in Google Slides™ so you can type your Morning Meeting plans right into the table. I’ve also included a little cheat sheet of a few of the activity ideas that I shared above. Grab this FREEBIE >>> HERE.

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10 Comments

  • Reply
    Jennifer
    May 6, 2021 at 6:23 pm

    Do you have these Moring meeting slides with the activities already made? I love all of these ideas, but I don’t want to have to make them from scratch.

    • Reply
      Jordan
      July 19, 2021 at 4:31 am

      Hi Jennifer!
      So sorry for my delay – I’m just now seeing this. At this time I do not have these created in my store. Thank you for checking!
      Jordan – Team J’s Classroom Fun

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      Jordan
      October 3, 2021 at 3:27 am

      Hi Jennifer!
      I actually now have these in my store for the month of October if you’re still interested – you can grab them here – https://bit.ly/octmmslides

      Jordan

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    Lisa M Lougheed
    August 5, 2021 at 11:07 am

    For some reason, it will not let me send the request. It keeps saying I do not have access to Google Docs, but I do. My email is lisa.lougheed@lougheed@cherokeek12.net and I would love your MM freebies.

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      Jordan
      August 15, 2021 at 5:12 am

      Lisa –
      I’m sorry you were having trouble accessing it. I just emailed you a link to try to the email you provided me. Let me know if that works.

      Jordan – Team J’s Classroom Fun

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    Megan Strand
    September 24, 2021 at 6:14 pm

    Hello! I noticed above that as of May, do not have these in your store. Has this changed? These ideas are amazing and I would definitely utilize them!!

    • Reply
      Jordan
      September 25, 2021 at 2:38 am

      Megan,
      Thank you so much for your kind comments! At this time, they are still not in my store. I will definitely keep you posted if that changes.
      Jordan – Team J’s Classroom Fun

    • Reply
      Jordan
      October 3, 2021 at 3:27 am

      Hi Megan!
      I actually just added a set of these to my store for the month of October. You can grab them here – https://bit.ly/octmmslides

      Jordan

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    Dana
    September 29, 2021 at 4:39 pm

    Jordan,
    I LOVE these slides and I’m currently teaching virtually. I just wanted to let you know how helpful these would be and I would buy them in an instant!
    Thanks,
    Dana

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      Jordan
      October 3, 2021 at 3:26 am

      Thank you Dana! I actually just created a set of these Slides for October. You can find them in my TPT store – https://bit.ly/octmmslides

      Jordan – Team J’s Classroom Fun

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