Good Icebreaker Questions

Good Icebreaker Questions is simply a list of 12 good questions that you can ask to help break the ice.  These questions are fun, and generally pretty easy and safe to answer.  You can use them as an icebreaker for meetings or classrooms, written on notecards and adapted for other games, or simply as a fun activity to help people get to know each other better.

Instructions for Good Icebreaker Questions

In terms of facilitation, a great way to help people get to know each other is to ask them fun questions that allow them to express their personality or interesting things about them.  Here is a list of fun, useful icebreaker questions to help break the ice:

  • If you were a comic strip character, who would you be and why?
  • What thought or message would you want to put in a fortune cookie?
  • If you had to give up a favorite food, which would be the most difficult to give up?
  • What is one food you’d never want to taste again?
  • If you won a lottery ticket and had a million dollars, what would you do with it?
  • You’ve been given access to a time machine.  Where and when would you travel to?
  • If you could be any superhero and have super powers, which one would you like to have and why?
  • Mount Rushmore honors four U.S. presidents: Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, and Roosevelt.  If yuo could add any person to Mount Rushmore, who would you add and why?
  • What award would you love to win and for what achievement?
  • If you could transport yourself anywhere instantly, where would you go and why?
  • In your opinion, which animal is the best (or most beautiful) and why?
  • What is one item that you really should throw away, but probably never will?
  • Growing up, what were your favorite toys to play with as a child? 

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