Funky Questions - Icebreaker

Funky Questions - Icebreaker

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Short description

This is an ice breaker activity that can be used face to face and online.

Process description

It is fun to do and introduces a personal and emotional element into a course. People get to know each other in a different way and have other topics to connect with each other.

Required resources

Only clever questions suitable for the audience.


  • If you had a time machine that would work only once, what point in the future or in history would you visit?

  • If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?

  • If your house was burning down, what three objects would you try and save?

  • If you could talk to any one person now living, who would it be and why?

  • If you HAD to give up one of your senses (hearing, seeing, feeling, smelling, tasting) which would it be and why?

  • If you were an animal, what would you be and why?

  • Do you have a pet? If not, what sort of pet would you like?

  • Name a gift you will never forget.

  • Name one thing you really like about yourself.

  • What's your favourite thing to do in the summer?

  • Who's your favourite cartoon character, and why?

  • Does your name have a special meaning and or were you named after someone special?

  • What is the hardest thing you have ever done?


We have found this to work as an incentive for people to go look at someones online entry. Instead of pushing people to log on this may create a pull :)