Mix it Up Activities

Stay in the Mix with Music!

Explore how music divides - and unites.

Grades 1 to 2 | Grades 3 to 5 | Grades 6 to 8 | Grades 9 to 12

Romeo and Juliet Mix-It-Up

Shakespeare’s classic play is a must-read for all high school students. Might the tragic end of Romeo & Juliet have been different if the Montagues and the Capulets had crossed their social boundaries?

Grades 9 to 12

Buddies (Lunch Day Mixer)

Based on Musical Chairs

Pre K to K | Grades 1 to 2 | Grades 3 to 5

Fact or Fiction (Lunch Day Mixer)

Grades 6 to 8 | Grades 9 to 12

Building Sentences and Stories (Lunch Day Mixer)

Students sit at tables with students they don’t usually sit with.

Grades 6 to 8 | Grades 9 to 12

Making New Friends (Lunch Day Mixer)

Based on Musical Chairs

Grades 6 to 8 | Grades 9 to 12

Human Scavenger Hunt (Lunch Day Mixer)

Pre K to K | Grades 1 to 2 | Grades 3 to 5

Mix It Up With a Deck of Cards (Lunch Day Mixer)

Grades 1 to 2 | Grades 3 to 5 | Grades 6 to 8 | Grades 9 to 12

Lifesavers in the Lunchroom (Lunch Day Mixer)

Distribute Lifesavers in the cafeteria to start Mix Up lunchtime conversations.

Grades 3 to 5 | Grades 6 to 8 | Grades 9 to 12

Mixing and Mattering

Last year at Seth Johnson Elementary, in Montgomery, Ala., the fourth- and fifth-grade students participated in the National Mix It Up at Lunch Day. In preparation for the day, we challenged fifth-graders to think about how they matter to the people around them – and to write essays titled “We All Matter.”

Grades 3 to 5

Boundary Crossing

Have we really learned how to break down barriers?

Grades 3 to 5 | Grades 6 to 8 | Grades 9 to 12

Stay in the Mix for Valentine's Day

Celebrate Valentine's legacy of love and resistance!

Pre K to K | Grades 1 to 2 | Grades 3 to 5 | Grades 6 to 8

It’s About Me (Lunch Day Mixer)

Loosely based on "What Are You?"

Grades 1 to 2 | Grades 3 to 5 | Grades 6 to 8 | Grades 9 to 12

What’s Your Name? (Lunch Day Mixer)

Grades 1 to 2 | Grades 3 to 5 | Grades 6 to 8 | Grades 9 to 12

That’s Teamwork (Lunch Day Mixer)

Pre K to K | Grades 1 to 2 | Grades 3 to 5

Getting To Know Each Other (Lunch Day Mixer)

The game centers on a question: "Could you be friends with someone who. . . ?"

Pre K to K | Grades 1 to 2

Stay in the Mix ...With Summer Service!

With summer approaching, it's time to figure out ways to keep mixing it up, even after the school year ends!

Pre K to K | Grades 1 to 2 | Grades 3 to 5 | Grades 6 to 8 | Grades 9 to 12

Stay in the Mix During National Poetry Month!

How to use the written word to highlight, and counteract, social boundaries.

Pre K to K | Grades 1 to 2 | Grades 3 to 5 | Grades 6 to 8 | Grades 9 to 12