Over 400 team icebreaker questions

Published on
August 19, 2022

We've all been there. You open up your Zoom meeting to "Here's a fun idea! Let's all do an icebreaker!" Immediately your heart sinks and somehow every memory or interesting idea you've ever had disappears. 😳

Don't panic. We're here to help with the ultimate list of icebreaker questions, plus we'll show you how Spinach can help make all your meetings better and more efficient.

Why icebreakers have a bad reputation

1. Icebreakers put people on the spot

There's nothing an introvert hates more than being forced into the spotlight.

2. Icebreakers are usually forced on everyone in the meeting

Nobody likes "forced fun". Making it a requirement to answer the icebreaker can make it feel like a chore.

3. Icebreakers take up time

Asking everyone to answer the icebreaker question is not only repetitive but can eat up lots of time.

4. Icebreaker questions are not original

If you've heard the question before, you've likely heard the answers before too. 😴

Make icebreakers fun again!

1.  Make it recurring and completely optional

2.  Don't force fun

3.  Don't spend more than 3-5 minutes on it

4. Use thoughtful, original icebreaker questions

Over 400 team icebreaker questions

Spinach has 1000s of icebreakers questions you can shuffle through during your meetings. Having Spinach at all your meetings means you get this fun icebreaker feature, plus smarter meeting notes, decisions, action items, and ticket suggestions to accelerate your team. Using Spinach for your meetings is like having an AI-powered meeting assistant that takes perfect notes every time, so no detail ever falls through the cracks. And if you love kicking things off with an icebreaker, we have that covered too. We update them monthly to align to current events and seasonality. To give you a taste, we pulled over 400 of our favorite icebreakers.

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What’s one thing you enjoy eating but would be embarrassed to eat in public?

What’s one word you always spell wrong?

What’s something that makes you much angrier than it should?

What’s the best Halloween costume you’ve worn?

What’s the best (work-appropriate) joke you know?

What’s the weirdest dream you can remember?

What’s your cool body fact?

What’s your go-to karaoke song?

What’s your guilty pleasure TV show?

What’s your hidden talent?

What’s one place you’ve visited that you never want to return?

What’s the best piece of career advice you ever got?

What’s the best show on TV right now?

What’s the best thing you’ve read in the last five years?

What’s the most annoying thing people do in public?

What’s the most exciting part of your job?

What’s the most important thing you’ve ever done at work?

What’s the most recent picture on your phone (if you dare)?

What's the last text you sent (if you dare)?

What’s the one item of clothing you couldn’t live without?

What’s the worst date you’ve ever been on?

What’s the worst movie you ever saw?

What’s the worst seat on a plane?

What’s your biggest pet peeve?

What’s your earliest memory?

What’s your favorite karaoke song?

What’s your favorite place on earth?

What’s your favorite sandwich and where did you eat it?

What’s the best t-shirt that you own and why is it your favorite?

What’s your favorite thing about yourself?

What’s your go-to doodle when you’re bored/thinking?

What’s your ideal work-life balance?

What was the best decade for music?

What was the happiest day of your life?

What was the name of your favorite childhood stuffed animal?

What were you almost named?

What word did you mispronounce as a child?

What would you do tomorrow if you won a million dollars today?

What would you want people to say about you at your retirement party?

What would your perfect day be like?

What’s a food you used to hate but now like?

What’s a skill you definitely should have but don’t?

What’s an unpopular opinion you hold?

When you were little, what was your dream job?

Where in your mouth do you start brushing your teeth?

Which aisle in a grocery store would you be?

Who in your life most makes you feel a sense of home?

Who is the most important person in your life and why?

Who was your childhood imaginary friend?

Who was your first celebrity crush?

Who’s the most overrated celebrity?

Who’s your dream dinner party guest, living or dead?

Who/what you were in a past life and how did you die to get here?

What would be the name of your biography?

Why did your parents give you your name?

Would you rather be hot or cold?

Would you rather fight forty duck-sized horses or one horse-sized duck?

Would you rather live without the internet, or without bathing?

Are bacon bits a seasoning?

Are dogs’ front limbs arms or legs?

Are noodles pasta?

Are tomatoes a fruit?

Are you a morning person or a night person?

Can you play any instruments?

Could Jack have fit on the door with Rose in the Titanic?

Did you ever have an imaginary friend?

Do you care about your astrological sign?

Do you collect anything?

Do you eat peas with a spoon?

Do you have a favorite song to listen to when you need your spirits lifted?

Do you have any family traditions that you look forward to each year?

Do you have any hidden talents? What can you do?

Do you have any pets as in-house colleagues?

Do you have houseplants in your office?

Do you have siblings? How many? Where do you fit in the mix?

Do you listen to the news?

Does the person flying in the middle seat get both armrests?

How deep does a pan have to be before it is considered a pot?

How do you like your eggs?

'How many holes does a straw have?

How would you describe your sense of humor?

If someone offered you a million dollars to give up your smartphone forever, would you?

If you could either live where it only snows or the temperature never falls below 100 degrees, which would you choose?

If you could go back in time and pay more attention in one class, what would it be?

If you could have an unlimited supply of one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?

If you could live in the 60s, 70s, or 80s, which would you choose?

If you could magically become fluent in any language, what would it be?

If you could say one thing to the entire world right now, what would it be?

If you had a time machine, what year do you go to and where?

If you had an entrance song play every time you entered a room, what would it be?

If you had to eat one meal every day for the rest of your life what would it be and why?

If you mix dirt and water, do you make the water dirtier or the dirt cleaner?

If you were a vegetable, which one would you be?

If you’re not from this city

Is GIF pronounced gif or jif? And why is it gif?

Is cereal a soup?

Is cheesecake a cake or a pie?

Is soap clean or dirty?

Is water wet

'Road trip or plane trip?

Beach or mountains?

Spotify or Apple Music?

Sweet or savory?

Teleportation or invisible?

The zombie apocalypse is coming, who are three people you want on your team?'

What album could you listen to over and over again and not get sick of?

What clubs were you a member of in high school?

What color are mirrors?

What does your morning routine look like when working from home?

What emoji best describes you?

What is one thing on the very top of your bucket list?

What is your favorite sport or physical activity?

What is your favorite thing to do by yourself?

What is your favorite thing to do locally?

What is your favorite type of cuisine?

What type of music do you prefer?

What was your favorite band ten years ago?

What was your favorite cartoon show growing up?

What was your favorite movie as a kid and why?

What would be the most surprising scientific discovery imaginable?

What would be your campaign slogan if you were running for office?

What would your dream house be like?

What’s something interesting about your family history?

What’s something you simply will not eat?

What’s the weirdest food you’ve ever eaten?

What’s your dream car?

What's a hobby you've always wanted to take up?

What’s your favorite hobby?

What’s your favorite holiday?

What’s your favorite plant?

What’s your favorite quote?

What’s your go-to karaoke song?

What’s your are your last 5 most recent emojis?

Read the last text you sent (if you dare).

When’s the last time you went somewhere for the first time?

Where do you work most frequently from at home? Your office? Your kitchen table? The backyard? Your bed?

Who in your life has inspired you most?

Who’s someone you really admire?

Who’s the toughest person you have to buy for during the holidays?

Who’s your favorite superhero?

Would you like to be famous? For what?

Would you rather be able to run at 100 miles per hour or fly at 10 miles per hour?

Would you rather be able to swim underwater limitlessly or fly?

Would you rather be in a zombie apocalypse or a robot apocalypse?

Would you rather be too hot or too cold?

Would you rather give up your cellphone for a month or bathing for a month?

Would you rather go deep-sea diving or bungee jumping?

Would you rather go for a run or go for a hike?

Would you rather go to a house party or a bar?

Would you rather go to the movie theaters or watch a movie from home?

Would you rather have a pause or a rewind button in your life?

Would you rather have telekinesis (the ability to move things with your mind) or telepathy (the ability to read minds)?

Would you rather have the ability to see 10 minutes into the future or 150 years into the future?

Would you rather live in a remote destination or the heart of a metropolitan city?

Would you rather live without heat and AC or live without social media?

Would you rather never be able to go out during the day or never be able to go out at night?

Would you rather smell with your hands or talk with your feet?

Would you rather travel by train or travel by plane?

Would you rather travel to space or travel to the past?

You’re going sail around the world. What’s the name of your boat?

Are you a cat person or a dog person?

Are you a good dancer? Prove it.

Are you a morning person or a night person?

Are you a traveler or a homebody?

Are you an early bird or night owl?

Best book you’ve ever read?

Best professional development book you’ve ever read?

Coffee or tea?

Do you have a dedicated office space at home?

Do you have a favorite plant?

Do you have any hidden talents?

Do you love working from home or would you rather be in the office? Is there a balance of both that you like best?

Do you play any sports?

What are you most proud of?

Does your current car have a name? What is it?

Have you ever been told you look like someone famous?

Have you ever met your idol or someone you revere greatly?

How do you stay productive and motivated working virtually?

How many cups of coffee do you drink a day?

If aliens landed on earth tomorrow and offered to take you home with them, would you go?

If you could add anyone to Mount Rushmore who would it be; why?

If you could be any animal in the world, what would you be?

If you could be any supernatural creature, what would it be?

If you could be guaranteed one thing in life (besides money), what would it be?

If you could be immortal, would you?

If you could bring back any fashion trend what would it be?

Worst fashion trend you fully embraced?

If you could choose any two famous people to have dinner with who would they be?

If you could commit any crime and get away with it what would you choose and why?

If you could do anything in the world as your career, and money would all be the same, what would it be?

If you could donate a million dollars to any charity, what would it be?

If you could eliminate one thing from your daily routine, what would it be?

If you could go to Mars, would you?

If you could hang out with any cartoon characterI, who would it be?

If you could have any animal for a pet, what would it be?

If you could have any superpower, what would it be?

If you could have the power of teleportation right now, where would you be?

If you could have your own TV show, what is it called?

What's the name of your biography?

If you could instantly become an expert in something, what would it be and why?

If you could learn one new personal skill

If you could live anywhere in the world for a year

If you could live in one fictional universe

If you could magically become fluent in any language

If you could only eat one dessert for the rest of your life

If you could rename yourself

If you could see one movie again for the first time

If you could switch lives with anyone for a day

If you could write a book that was guaranteed to be a best seller

If you had a million dollars

If you had a time machine

If you had to delete all but 3 apps from your phone

If you had to eat one meal everyday for the rest of your life what would it be?

If you had to teach a class on one thing

If you were a wrestler what would be your entrance theme song?

If you were famous, what for?

If you were invisible for a day, what would you do?

If your pet could talk

Name an imaginary college class you wish you had taken.

Name one cool feature you would add to your dream house.

Popcorn or M&Ms?

Say you’re independently wealthy and don’t have to work, what would you do?

Show us your office space!

Teleportation or flying?

Do you prefer morning or night?

What are you most excited about this year?

What breed of dog would you be?

What current fact about your life would most impress your five year old self?

What did you eat for breakfast?

What did you name your first car?

What does your favorite shirt look like?

What does your morning routine look like when working from home?

What does your typical work from home uniform look like?

What fictional family would you be a member of?

What fictional world or place would you like to visit?

What fictional world or place would you like to visit?

What fruit or vegetable would you most want to be?'

What is one article of clothing that someone could wear that would make you walk out on a date with them?'

What is one thing we would never guess about you?

What is one thing you want older generations to know about teenagers today?

What is or was your major?

What is the best dish you can cook?

What is the last TV show that you binge-watched?

What is the most amazing story about your family?

What is the strangest habit you have?

What is your absolute dream job?

What is your best idea for a new invention?

What is your cellphone wallpaper?

What is your favorite TV show?

What is your favorite breakfast food?

What is your favorite color?

What is your favorite dessert?

What is your favorite item you’ve bought this year?

What is your favorite magical or mythological animal?

What is something on your bucket list?

What was your first job?

If you could instantly be an expert in a subject

What do the first 30 minutes of your typical day look like?

What's your most used emoji?

If you could pick up a skill instantly

Which season fits your personality?'

If you could compete in the Olympics

You're at a cafe. What do you order to drink?

If you could have any fictional character as your friend

If you could meet any historical figure

If you could live in a TV show

If you could visit any place in the world

If you could visit any time in the past

What is something you think everyone should do at least once in their lives?

What movie can you rewatch over and over and it never gets old?

Zombie Apocalypse: choose your weapon

What was your favorite toy as a kid?

What song is stuck in your head this week?

What was the first concert you went to?

What helps you decompress and relax at the end of the day or week?

What is your morning routine?

What is your favorite scent?

If you hosted a podcast

What is the biggest compliment someone could give you?

What's your favorite room in your house?

Which do you want first, the good news or the bad news

What was your favorite book as a child?

What book do you think everyone should read?

What secret talent do you have that not many people know about?

What does your perfect day off look like?

What app on your phone do you highly recommend?

Latest Amazon purchase?

What was your first car?

What was your favorite class you've ever taken?

If you can take a class on any subject right now?

What did you have for dinner last night?

Build the perfect sandwich'

What is the most meaningful gift you've ever been given?

What gift were you really proud of giving someone?

Where could someone find you at a party?

We're having a potluck, what are you bringing?

What is the background on your phone?

What was your first cell phone?

What are your favorite movie snacks?

What is a surprising fact about you?

What tourist attraction in your city is actually worth the hype?

A friend is visiting your city for the first time, what do you suggest?

What is your favorite dessert?

What is your go to ice cream flavor?

What type of cake do you want on your birthday?

Are avocados overrated?

Are you a dog person or a cat person and why?

Corner, edge, or middle brownie?

Describe a distinct smell from your childhood/home

Describe the bite of your ideal apple?

Describe the taste of the water from your hometown

Do you eat food off of the floor and do you have rules about when?

Do you fold or bunch toilet paper?

Do you have a mentor?

Do you have any weird sleeping habits?

Drop a beat

Favorite appetizer

Favorite expression/one that would sound really weird to foreigners?

Favorite herb?

Favorite inside joke

Favorite kind of cheese?

Favorite kind of cookie?

Favorite kind of tree?

Favorite non-mammal animal?

Favorite scar?

Favorite/most attractive accent?

Have you ever broken up with a friend, and why?

Have you ever made a decision that changed your life?

How do you like to spend your free time?

How many close friends is ideal?

How many times do you usually sneeze?

How would you die in the hunger games?

What's the best potato? (fries, chips, baked)

Best Pixar movie of all time

Best Disney movie of all time

If you could control an element, which one would you choose?

If you could eliminate one part of your regular washing-up routine and it would just happen automatically (hair always brushed, face always washed), what would it be?

If you could live in the world of a picture book from your childhood, which one?

If you could only bring three things with you on a deserted island, what would you pick?

If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?

If you could save one material thing from a fire, what would you save?

If you could suddenly be really good at a skill, what would you choose?

Is a taco a sandwich? A hotdog?

Is it ever OK to lie?

Least favorite number?

Rank flavors of sour patch kids from best to worst

Tell a time you got REALLY lucky after messing up such that nobody ever noticed or found out

What are the most important qualities in a leader?

What are you most afraid of?

What are you most thankful for?

What did teachers used to say about you on your report card—and is it still true?

What did your parents call you as a kid?

What do you feel most passionate about?

What do you sing in the shower?

What do you want people to say about you at your funeral?

What does your dream life look like?

What Greek god or goddess would you want to be best friends with?

What is on your bucket list?

What is something people would never guess just by looking at you?

What is the best compliment that you’ve ever received?

What is the best concert you have ever been to?

What is your biggest regret in life?

What is your favorite emoji?

What is your favorite movie of all time?

What is your favorite urban legend that you believe is true?

What kind of old person would you be?

What kitchen utensil would you be?

What lettuce do you use for your salads?

What makes you laugh the most?

What movie did you watch the most as a kid?

What petty crime would you want to commit?

What petty superpower would you choose?

What position do you fall asleep in?

What song has memories permanently attached?

What song will you probably always have memorized?

What sound would your favorite color make?

What superstitions do you hold?

What type of bagel do you prefer?

What was something you thought was a career setback that actually turned out to be an opportunity?

What was the best decade for music?

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