We understand that getting the conversation started is not an always easy task. To help you out, we’ve created a list of conversation icebreaker ideas for fun and easy ways to break the ice.
- How was your day? Did you have a nice weekend?
- Do you have anything planned for the weekend?
- What’s your favorite food (colour)?
- How many languages do you speak?
- What’s your favorite place that you have visited?
- What’s your dream job and why?
- If you were marooned on a desert island, what 3 things would you take?
- What’s the shortest, but funniest joke you know?
- What is the good thing that happened to you today?
- Had you any difficulties to get here because of the weather?
- If we held the Olympics tomorrow, in which sport would you win the gold?
The point is you should tell something about your day, but using opposites.
For example: As soon as I woke up this morning I stepped on a soggy cat hair ball with my bare foot. It was absolutely AWESOME!! Ecstatic, I cleaned it up and proceeded downstairs where I met my husband. He had taken the day off, (I hate when he does that!), and he made me waffles. I said to him, “honey, that was so inconsiderate of you!, I really hate you!” They tasted so awful I ate another plate. He can be such a jerk sometimes. I took my dog out for her walk and when she pooped I thought about how lucky I am that she never poops in the privacy of her own back yard, but always on a corner where a million cars go by, and how dignified I must look cleaning up her mess and carrying it around with me in a plastic bag. I really hate my animals!
Alternatively, you should tell what have happened to you/how to something in reverse order (a recipe, a journey, the daily regimen etc.).
“Time Travel Into the Future”
You should tell about a future trip, as if it has already occurred
“What’s the Question?”
This game forces players to think backwards a little. There are two teams (three will work, but two seems to add just the right amount of competitive tension) and two players – one from each team – come to the front. Style it like a game show if you like, with players standing side-by-side. If you have access to bells or buzzers, it’s even more fun. The leader read an answer to a question and say, ‘What’s the question (for it)?’ The fastest player to respond wins a point for her/his team.
A: Bring the water from the river and wash it.
A: Wherever he wants to.
A: Very carefully.
A: To get to the other side.
A: Because it doesn’t work.
A: It is not possible because you have not
A: Just if you believe.
A: It is why i never get sick.
A: Because I like to wake up early.