Fun Ice Breaker Questions for Meetings

Use These Fun Ice Breaker Questions at Your Meetings or Team Building Sessions

Employees participate in a fun and funny ice breaker while one employee takes notes to start a meeting.
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Looking for laughter generating funny ice breakers? Some ice breakers are fun and funny, and their goal is to help your participants enjoy meeting each other. Other times, you might want to tie the ice breaker into the topic of the meeting. But, you have a different purpose when you use fun and funny ice breakers to start out your meeting or team building session.

These ice breakers produce laughter that contributes to a genuinely relaxed meeting environment.

Employees who are laughing together are comfortable interacting with the other employees who are attending the meeting

You can use these questions as funny ice breakers. Your participants will appreciate starting out their meeting with laughter in a comfortable setting. They'll enjoy the chance to share something about themselves, that is not too personal, in a comfortable, supportive environment.

The best part about these fun ice breakers? You supply the question. Your participants who are naturally funny and communicative provide all of the rest. Their interpersonal communication draws laughter and fun to their discussion and responses to these fun questions.

Use Fun Ice Breakers to Generate Laughter

When recommending ice breakers, I often suggest that you create an ice breaker that will lead participants into the topic of the meeting or training session. But, these fun questions are an exception to that rule.

Sometimes, you just want your ice breaker to generate happy feelings and camaraderie. That's when you'll want to use these ice breaker questions.

Here are guidelines on how to facilitate and use these ice breaker questions for your meetings, training sessions, and any other work event where you'd like employees to build camaraderie.

See my sample fun and funny ice breaker questions for your meetings and your training and team building sessions.

Fun and Funny Ice Breaker Questions

Here are sample ice breaker questions for you to use in meetings. Your feedback about how they worked is always welcome. Use your imagination to come up with fun questions of your own and see how you can develop your own ice breakers.

  • If you were a vegetable, what vegetable would you be?
  • If you woke up tomorrow as an animal, what animal would you choose to be and why?
  • If you could live anywhere on this planet and take everything that you love with you, where would you choose to live? Tell the group about your choice.
  • What favorite color are you and how does being that color make you feel?
  • If you could choose an imaginary friend, who would you choose and why?
  • If you could sit on a bench in a beautiful woods, who would you like sitting next to you on the bench and why?
  • Are you sunrise, daylight, twilight, or night? Please share why you picked your time of day?
  • If you could choose your age forever, what age would you choose and why?
  • If you could be in the movie of your choice, what movie would you choose and what character would you play?
  • If you could meet any historical figure, who would you choose and why?
  • If you were a city, which city would you choose to be and why?
  • What are your ten favorite foods?
  • If you were a candy bar, which candy bar would you be? Share why.
  • If you were to change your name, what name would you adopt going forward? Why?
  • Are you spring, summer, fall, or winter? Please share why.
  • If you were stranded on a desert island, what three items would you want to have with you?
  • Share a description of your favorite material object that you already own?
  • What item that you don't have already, would you most like to own?
  • If you could only choose one vacation destination where would you pick and why?
  • If you were to create a slogan for your life, what would it be? (Example: Eat, drink, and be merry, for tomorrow, we all die.)
  • Pick something out of your pocket or purse and share with the group why it's important to you.

    Use these questions and ones that you generate yourself by knowing your audience and what will amuse your participants. You can't go wrong with ice breaker fun questions. You can trust that when you use questions like these, your participants will generate the fun.

    More Recommended Ice Breaker Questions for Meetings and Work

    These are additional sample questions that you can use to start out your meeting, retreat, or training class. In the right circumstances, use the ice breaker question as the focus for the content of the meeting.