When you will be hosting an event such as a fundraiser or activity as a room mom, it can be a great idea to have some intriguing icebreaker questions for kids up your sleeve. This is especially true if you will be hosting a group of kids that don’t know each other well.
In this post, we will be reviewing some exciting icebreaker questions for kids, that can be particularly helpful for activities typically organized by teachers or parent volunteers. We’ve gathered 100 total questions. For an older crowd, check out these great Icebreaker Questions for Teens!
In the lists below, you’ll find 50 fun and engaging icebreaker questions and 50 “Would you rather?” questions. Read on to find the ultimate list of ice breaker questions for kids and select some that will work for your group.
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How To Use Icebreaker Questions
If you are looking for some ways to get kids or even adults talking to each other at a meeting or event, icebreaker questions are a quick and easy way to do it. There are also all sorts of variations you can use to implement the icebreaker questions. We will review some of the options here.
Select a few of the questions below. In this version you simply go around the room and ask each person a question from your list. As you go around the room, you can let others in the group ask more questions and give comments on the answer as well.
Additionally, you could opt to ask everyone in the group the same question. Or, you could pick a few different questions and ask different ones to different people.
A fun twist could be to ask a question, but have everyone write down their answer. Collect the answers, and read them to the group. You could have people guess who wrote what down. Or, it could remain anonymous.
The answers to the questions might even lead to a fun discussion.
This option applies more to the would you rather questions. You can make a fun game with these questions. Ask your group of kids one of the would you rather questions below. Have them do something based on what they would rather do.
For example, “would you rather be a bird or a fish?” Tell the group, if you would rather be a bird, stand up. If you would rather be a fish stay seated. You can go a step further too and have the kids do something silly. Some examples include sticking out their tongue, jumping up and down, or patting their head.
This is a simple and fun way to get kids engaged very quickly.
Break the large group you have into smaller groups of 4 to 5 people. Assign each group an icebreaker question from the list below. Each group will come up with a collective answer to their question.
After about 5 minutes, each group will present their answer to their question along with how they came up with the answer and why. This option would be best for older kids.
Now, one more tip before we get to the list of 100 icebreaker questions… As the leader of the group, it can very effective to answer the question first. This will make others feel more comfortable when answering questions as well.
You can also use it as a way to get your group of kids talking. Ask them what they think about your answer and if they agree or disagree with what you said. You could even put it up for a vote to see what the majority thinks.
50 Fun And Engaging Icebreaker Questions for Kids
These fun and engaging ice breaker questions for kids are an easy way to get your group talking and feeling more comfortable with one another. You can pick any combination of the questions below and utilize them with the options discussed above.
I can pretty much guarantee you will end up with a lively group of kids to kick your event off in the best way possible. (P.S. Keep scrolling to get a free printable copy of this list).
If you had a time machine, where would you go? Why?
Imagine you just won a million dollars. What would you buy first?
If you could change your whole name, what would you change it to?
If the sky could rain food, what food would you like for it to rain down?
What is one thing that makes you feel happy?
If you had to pick a theme song to describe you, what would it be?
What is the best thing that ever happened to you?
If you found a genie in a bottle, what would be your three wishes?
What has been the best dream you ever had?
What do you think is the best job in the world? Why?
If you could time travel, when and where would you go?
If you could be any age for the rest of your life, what age would you be? Why?
What is your favorite dessert?
If you could meet a famous person, who would it be?
What was the worst thing you have ever eaten? Why was it so bad?
If your toys were like Toy Story and could talk and play when you aren’t around, what do you think they would do?
If you could invent something to make life easier, what would you invent?
What are 4 things your friends would say that you are really good at?
If you got to be the parent for the day, what rules would you have?
What do you want your future to be like?
When was the last time you laughed really hard and what was it about?
If someone made a movie about you, what would it be called?
If you could be someone else for a day, who would you be? Why?
How would you describe a perfect day?
What was your favorite birthday so far? Why?
What is your favorite holiday? Why?
If you could change your hair color, what would you change it to?
If only one of your toys could come alive and play with you, which one would it be?
What is your favorite song to sing?
Which musical instrument would you want to play?
If you had to spend the day as an animal, what animal would you be? What things would you do?
If you wrote a book, what would it be about?
If you could fly, where would you fly to?
What is one thing you would change about the world?
What is something that helps you fall asleep at night?
If you were going to collect something, what would it be? Why?
What do you love to learn about? What is your favorite subject?
If you love someone, what are the ways you can show it?
Imagine you traded places with your pet. What would be the best part and worst part of your day?
Do you think pets dream? What about?
If you could be famous, what would you want to be famous for?
If you could teleport somewhere, where would you go?
What do you think is the worst chore? Why?
If your life was a T.V. show, what would it be about?
If you could be on a T.V. show, which one would it be?
What is the silliest thing you’ve ever done?
What is your favorite season? Why?
What are you most thankful for?
Which sense is your favorite: seeing, hearing, tasting, smelling, or feeling?
If you had to go on a deserted island and could only bring one thing, what would you bring?
50 Fun “Would You Rather” Questions
Now that you have read some of fun, engaging questions, another great ice breaker is asking your group of kids (and/or adults), “Would You Rather” questions. These questions could be done as a group with people voting for what they would rather do. Then, you could call on people to explain why they picked the answer they did.
If it were me, I would probably pick a few questions from the fun and engaging question section and some questions from the would you rather section. This way, you are prepared with different types of questions. And, if the fun questions aren’t breaking the ice well, maybe the would you rather questions will!
Without further ado, check out the list below of 50 “Would You Rather” questions to break the ice with kids and/or adults.
Would you rather be able to read people’s minds or be invisible?
Would you rather go to outer-space or dive to the deepest part of the ocean?
Would you rather be a bird or a fish?
Would you rather be a camel or a penguin?
Would you rather eat a taco without cheese or without meat?
Would you rather eat a pizza without cheese or without sauce?
Would you rather be a superhero or villain?
Would you rather eat melted ice cream or frozen watermelon?
Would you rather be silent or still all day long?
Would you rather eat the worst food in the world or hear the worst sound in the world?
Would you rather live in a house full of cheese or chocolate?
Would you rather never eat dessert or never sleep?
Would you rather ride a flying bus or ride a unicorn?
Would you rather have a monkey’s tail or an elephant’s trunk?
Would you rather be as tiny as a fly or as big as a whale?
Would you rather live in the clouds or underwater?
Would you rather have a million dollars or a million friends?
Would you rather be the smartest person or the funniest?
Would you rather be as quiet as a mouse or as loud as a lion?
Would you rather have purple skin or a blue tongue?
Would you rather not be able to taste anything or feel anything?
Would you rather fly to the moon or be invisible?
Would you rather find a treasure map or magic beans?
Would you rather live in a shoe or a tree?
Would you rather have 100 brothers or 100 pets?
Would you rather build a tower or knock it down?
Would you rather slide down a rainbow or jump on a cloud?
Would you rather ride a kangaroo or a frog?
Would you rather meet an alien or turn into a mermaid?
Would you rather eat weird food or wear weird clothes?
Would you rather grow up fast or stay a kid forever?
Would you rather be too hot or too cold?
Would you rather splash in puddles or mud?
Would you rather run like a cheetah or slither like a snail?
Would you rather smell like a skunk or have stinky feet?
Would you rather have a tail or a horn?
Would you rather live by yourself or with 50 people?
Would you rather take a bath in ice or jello?
Would you rather have a monkey or an octopus as a pet?
Would you rather have super hearing or super smelling?
Would you rather walk on your hands or roll like a ball to get around?
Would you rather go to school in your underwear or run barefoot in the snow?
Would you rather have really long legs or really long arms?
Would you rather not talk all day or not play all day?
Would you rather never listen to music or never watch TV?
Would you rather have giant ears or giant feet?
Would you rather eat 1 chocolate bar now or 10 chocolate bars later?
Would you rather be Sneezy or Sleepy?
Would you rather talk to animals or travel into the book you’re reading?
Would you rather be super strong or super fast?
Kids Icebreaker Questions Summary
That wraps up the entire list of 100 fun icebreaker questions for kids. I would imagine with such a long list, you hopefully found some you can use for your event or party.
Don’t forget to have a plan on how you will go about asking the questions. There were quite a few options for this provided above. Any of of them will do a great job of getting your group engaging with each other quickly.
Icebreaker questions are definitely something that can be a lot of fun. These questions can really lead to some funny and insightful conversations. Good luck and enjoy!
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