Icebreaker questions

Questions to ask in your next team meeting, or use with a team building activity

December 15, 2020

If you're building a new team and encouraging team members to get comfortable and acquainted, it helps to have some prompts to get people talking. Here's a list of icebreaker questions that can be used alone, or with a game such as the Weirdest Guessing Game. Also check out the Holiday and Christmas questions.

  • What's your favorite type of weather?
  • What's the funniest film you've ever seen?
  • Name a career you would never want to pursue.
  • What was your least favorite food as a child? Do you like it now?
  • If you could travel back in time, what time period would you want to visit for a day?
  • How did you celebrate your last birthday?
  • What's your greatest pet peeve?
  • If you were stranded on a desert island, what two things would you bring?
  • If you were stranded on a desert island, what book or film would you bring?
  • If you could have any one super power, what would it be?
  • What would the title of your autobiography be?
  • Who is the most famous person you've met?
  • If you had to teach a class on one thing, what would it be?
  • If you could have lunch with a historical figure, who would it be and what would you talk about?
  • What vacation destination is at the top of your list?
  • What vacation destination would you never want to visit?
  • If you could go back in time and take a high school class over again, what would it be and why?
  • What talent would you show off in a talent show?
  • What emoji do you use most often?
  • Do you have a guilty pleasure TV show? If so, which one?
  • What activity makes you lose track of time?
  • If you could learn one new personal skill, sport, or activity, what would it be?
  • What's your favorite conspiracy theory?
  • How many languages can you say a greeting ("Hello") in?
  • What was the first music concert you attended?
  • What was your favorite book as a child or teen?
  • What movie have you seen the most times?
  • What was the last artist you searched for or listened to on your music player?
  • Would you rather give up your mobile phone for a month, or bathing for a month?
  • Would you rather be a character in a zombie movie or a movie where robots take over?
  • Are you team pirate or team ninja?
  • What famous work of art or work by an artist would you like to have on your wall?
  • What would be your new name if you went into witness protection?
  • What is the worst prediction you've ever made?
  • If you could spend a year studying someone's life for a biography, who would you choose?
  • If you could only use two condiments for the rest of your life, what would you choose?

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