Using Icebreakers To Spark Group Conversations

Using group openers is a basic, yet essential, small group skill. Icebreaker questions are designed to facilitate discussion help people open up more freely. They are not designed for simple yes and no answers. Use these questions in your group time to help get everyone participating in the conversation right away.

  1. If you could have free tickets to any concert, where/who would it be?
  2. What was your favorite subject in high school?
  3. Who was your favorite elementary school teacher and why?
  4. Are you the type who gets things done early or waits till the last minute?
  5. What do you normally do when you have free time?
  6. Where’s your favorite place to eat and what do you usually order?
  7. What’s the best Christmas/birthday gift you’ve ever received?
  8. What’s the scariest situation you’ve ever been in?
  9. Are you a morning or a night person?
  10. If you could drive any car in the world, what would it be?
  11. What’s the last movie you saw? What did you like about it?
  12. Would you rather be rich or famous?
  13. If you could be a professional athlete in any sport, what sport would it be?
  14. If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?
  15. How would you describe yourself in three words?
  16. What’s a character quality you admire most in others?
  17. Are you the type to save your money or spend it right away?
  18. Who are you closest to in your family?
  19. What’s the story behind the longest time you’ve gone without sleep?
  20. Who is the most famous person you’ve known or met? How did it happen?
  21. If you could do one miracle, what would you do? Why?
  22. What do you miss most about being a kid?
  23. What day of your life would you most like to relive? Why?
  24. What’s the smallest space you’ve lived in? What was it like?
  25. In what way are you most like your dad/mom?
  26. What does your name mean? Why were you named that?
  27. What is your favorite Bible verse?
  28. If you were to describe yourself in terms of a flavor, what would your flavor be?
  29. If you could eliminate one kind of animal from the earth, which one would it be?
  30. What has been one of the greatest adventures you have ever been on?
  31. If you could swap roles with someone for a day, whom would you choose?
  32. What would you do if you could design your perfect day?
  33. If you could attempt anything with guaranteed success what would it be and why?
  34. What is your earliest memory?
  35. What is one of your biggest pet peeves?
  36. What was your favorite TV show when you were eight years old?
  37. When you hear the words, “getting older,” what comes to your mind?
  38. What was the happiest moment in your life?
  39. What is the hardest thing you’ve ever done?
  40. When was the last time you did something for the first time?

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