Using icebreakers is an essential small group skill. They should begin with light and informational questions then move to deeper and morepersonal levels as the group progresses together. If used well, they can move the group to experience greater community!
LEVEL 1INFORMATION: What you know.LEVEL 2OPINIONS: What you think.
LEVEL 3FEELINGS: Who you are.
What is your favorite movie and why?
Who is one of your heroes and why?
What is your biggest fear about death?
What is your favorite city? Why?
Who is your number one advisor inlife and why?
What do you miss most aboutchildhood?
What day of your life would you mostlike to relive? Why?
My favorite way to spend time is______.
I am most like my mom/dad in that I______.
What does your name mean? Whywere you named that?
Just for the fun/thrill of it, before I dieI'd like to ______.
One of my biggest pet peeves is______.
If your house were on fire, what threeitems (not people) would you try tosave?
I was (or would have been) voted"most likely to" ______ in highschool?
When you were a child, what did youwant to be when you grew up? Arethere any surprises?
What was the best gift you everreceived as a child?
I wish before I got married someonehad told me ______.
For what do you want to beremembered?
If you suddenly lost your eyesight,what would be the thing you missedseeing the most?
If you were going to leave the worldone piece of advice before you died,what would you say?
An emotion I often feel but don'tusually express is ______.
What was your first job? What do youremember most about it?
Who was one of the most interestingpersons you or your family everentertained?
Where do you go or what do you dowhen life gets too heavy for you?Why?
Tell the group briefly a story fromyour wedding day.
Who was the best boss you ever had?What made him or her so good?
In what area of your life would youlike to have greater peace? Why?
If you could go to college (again),what would you study?
People might be surprised to find outthat I ______.
What is one of your biggest fearsabout the future?
You have been given a year sabbaticalfrom work. What would you do?
Describe a grade school teacher thatmade a big impression on you (forgood or ill).
When you were a child, what was yourfavorite time of day and why?
What has been one of the greatestadventures you have ever been on?
Each person in the group answer forthe person on their right: " ____, I amso glad God made you because _____.
In general, I worry too much about______.