There are various reasons why we need to group students each day. It might be as simple as putting seating solutions together, or as complex as creating intervention groups to fit all students’ needs. Often, I simply need my students to pair up, make sets of three, or divide into teams. Even in adult learning, “divide up” usually means the same small cliques form. Creating a game out of grouping gets everyone together without all the eye rolling or pressure. It also opens up endless educational opportunities. Start the year with collaborative norms and the expectation that groups will change all the time. When you want to have a little fun or just get people moving and talking, try some of these offbeat ways to get everyone matched up.