October 19th, 2018


Hi everyone! I’m Stephanie Hamilton and I am the Media & Marketing Specialist with My School Dance. The social interactions between today’s teens are a lot different than they used to be. If you haven’t already noticed more teenagers than ever constantly have their faces buried in their cell phones. This is a reoccurring issue that needs to be fixed. But how?


My solution is to have more “classroom bonding sessions/events” for teenagers whether this consists of something to do in the classroom or a type of field trip. This allows the students the chance to interact with one another and participate in a fun activity. It’s important to find activities that will allow the students to not constantly be on their cell phones. ┬áSince we are in the month of October, I included some festive bonding activities below to take back to your school:


  • Zombie Laser TagLaser Tag is a great way to connect with others, while having fun. This would be a great event for a class that is competitive and wants to have a challenge. The best part about laser tag is you split up into teams and work as a group to win. Plus, it’s even more fun if you can dress up like Zombies to get in the Halloween spirit.
  • Murder Mystery PartyThis is one of my favorite things to do as a bonding experiment. Have you ever heard of the escape rooms that are popping up all over? This is similar to that. The Murder Mystery Party is like the game Clue where you work with the people in your group to figure out who is the murderer. This one is great because you have to learn to communicate effectively in order to solve the crime. It’s all about strategically thinking and solving clues to get the answer.
  • Costume ContestThe students can come to class and bring their creative side to this event by having the best costume. This is fun because they put in a lot of work to have the best costume and they gain confidence in themselves. A lot of teenagers are competitive so it’s fun to have some friendly contests like this to get people talking and laughing with one another.
  • Halloween DanceHosting dances always allows for more social interaction between teenagers. Why not host a Halloween themed one? The best part is you can double up and have students wear costumes and have a costume contest.


What’s nice about having bonding events is, for the most part, the students won’t be glued to their phones. They might take a few selfies here and there, but the events listed above require them to interact face-to-face. This time of year is the perfect time to get students bonding with one another and finding activities to do is a piece of cake!


If your school needs help managing events like these, My School Dance is the perfect platform to do so! My School Dance is used for any ticketed event that is for the students. If you haven’t signed your school up yet, create your My School Dance account for free and start planning your classroom bonding activities!



Stephanie Hamilton