50 best ice breaker questions

Use these 50 icebreaker poll questions at work, in meetings with coworkers, students, or other groups. The aim of icebreaker questions is to create connections between people, build confidence, and have fun.

Jonas Hermann
September 14, 2021
Icebreaker questions are an excellent way at the beginning of a meeting or activity to facilitate introductions and team building. For example, you might ask, "Can you tell me about yourself, what role you play, and what you usually eat for breakfast?"

You can use these 50 icebreaker questions at work, in meetings with coworkers, students, or other groups. The aim of icebreaker questions is to create connections between people, build confidence, and have fun.

1. Fun Icebreaker Questions 

  1. What is the best thing you have bought so far this year?
  2. Who is the most interesting Disney character?
  3. What is the best super power?
  4. What dog breed would you be?
  5. Show us the weirdest thing you have in the room with you right now.
  6. What emoji best describes how you are feeling right now?
  7. What is a weird fact you know?
  8. What fictional family would you most like to join?
  9. Would you rather be reincarnated as a cat or a dog?
  10. Pull out your phone; what is your most used emoji?
  11. Who was your childhood famous crush?
  12. Imagine you are a professional baseball player. What is your introduction song?
  13. What celebrity do most people say you look like?
  14. If you could try any food, what would it be?
  15. What movie do you wish you could watch again for the first time?
  16. You can only eat one food again for the rest of your life. What is it?
  17. What is your go-to karaoke anthem?
  18. What is your favorite type of sandwich?
  19. Pick your favorite decade. Tell us why.
  20. What is a weird fact you know?

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2. Best Icebreaker Questions for Work

Let’s be honest. We all LOVE competitions. There is a reason why we see them everywhere. Use the power of friendly competitions to create a fun atmosphere and get everyone in on the conversation. On Stagecast, you find quizzes, whack-a-mole and other games that all have a leaderboard to it and where you can attach prizes. Extra fun: Create a quiz with fun facts about the who-is-who of your company and make your new hires insiders of the latest fuzz.

  1. What was your first job?
  2. What is your earliest memory of this job?
  3. What is your standard office lunch?
  4. What is the most unusual job you have heard of?
  5. Would it be better to start work five years later or end five years earlier?
  6. Would you support “National Avocado Day” as a work holiday?
  7. What is something you did at work that no-one noticed?
  8. What is the best work holiday?
  9. How would you describe your job to a five year old?
  10. Do you prefer working from home or the office?

3. Fun Team Icebreaker Questions

  1. What is your earliest memory of teamwork?
  2. What is something you accomplished as part of a team?
  3. What was the first team you were part of?
  4. Have you ever won something as a team?
  5. Would you rather do a large project independently or as part of a team?
  6. On a scale of 1 – 10, how much of a team player are you?
  7. Can lone wolves be part of a team?
  8. Which team is the best team of all time?
  9. Who is someone in your team that makes a difference?
  10. Were the Spice Girls a good team?

4. Icebreaker Questions for Students and Kids

  1. What is your favorite type of ice cream?
  2. Which month were you born?
  3. What do you call your grandparents?
  4. How tall are you?
  5. What size shoes do you wear?
  6. What is your favorite movie?
  7. What do you do for fun?
  8. What is something you find funny?
  9. Which super power do you want?
  10. Which are better, cookies or brownies?

How to run great ice breaker questions

There is a lot more to running good icebreakers than most realize, especially for adults in the workplace. You've probably been to a presentation or conference where the speaker asks, "What does your name mean, and what do you hope to gain from the meeting?" And let’s face it: That is so superficial, most people do not even reply to that question anymore.

Instead, start by asking an interesting or fun question that will pique people's interest. You can use the Stagecast Icebreaker template and share the QR code or Room code with your audience - that way, everyone can answer the icebreaker question anonymously and independently and you remove any anxiety for people to share. All replies will be seen on the Stagecast presenter view. If you are in an online meeting, you can easily share your screen so everyone can read all responses. Or, if you are in a presentation, you can show the response on your presentation screen. Make sure to read some of the best answers out loud and involve the author in a fun conversation with the rest of the participants.

Final Thoughts

As you see, Icebreaker questions are a great and easy way to increase engagement at work, meetings, and events. You can spend just five minutes on this activity and learn a lot about your audience and it is worth it! 

Of course, there are many more activities to choose for icebreakers. On Stagecast you also find quizzes, word clouds, games and more. Make sure to check them out here!

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