Icebreaker Questions

Icebreaker Questions is our list of over 20 great questions that you can ask people to help them feel more included — part of a group or team.  These questions are fun and non-threatening. You can use them as an icebreaker activity 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. These are actually a great way to build initial trust and eventually even intimacy — for example, on a first date!


Instructions for Icebreaker Questions

A great way to help people open up is to ask them fun questions that allow them to express their personality or interesting things about them.  Here is a list of twenty safe, useful icebreaker questions to help break the ice:

  1. If you could have an endless supply of any food, what would you get?
  2. If you were an animal, what would you be and why?
  3. What is one goal you’d like to accomplish during your lifetime?
  4. When you were little, who was your favorite super hero and why?
  5. Who is your hero? (a parent, a celebrity, an influential person in one’s life)
  6. What’s your favorite thing to do in the summer?
  7. If they made a movie of your life, what would it be about and which actor would you want to play you?
  8. If you were an ice cream flavor, which one would you be and why?
  9. What’s your favorite cartoon character, and why?
  10.  If you could visit any place in the world, where would you choose to go and why
  11. What’s the ideal dream job for you?
  12. Are you a morning or night person?
  13. What are your favorite hobbies?
  14. What are your pet peeves or interesting things about you that you dislike?
  15. What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten?
  16. Name one of your favorite things about someone in your family.
  17. Tell us about a unique or quirky habit of yours.
  18. If you had to describe yourself using three words, it would be…
  19. If someone made a movie of your life would it be a drama, a comedy, a romantic-comedy, action film, or science fiction?
  20. If I could be anybody besides myself, I would be…

Also check out How Do You Play for Icebreaker Questions. Or, for sillier and more hilarious questions, check out our Funny Icebreaker Questions.

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