Ice breakers questions are a great activity to help students and teachers get to know each other and build community in the classroom. If students do not feel comfortable with their peers then they are less likely to participate in classroom activities. I also often use ice breaker activities at the beginning of professional development or PLC activities as a way to learn more about the participants and help people make connections. These activities can also be used for hybrid and online learning with tools like Flipgrid. Here are some resources to help you find ice breaker questions for your classroom
Some of my favorite ice breaker questions from this website include:
- What is your most used emoji?
- You have to sing karaoke, what song do you pick?
- If you had to delete all but 3 apps from your smartphone, which ones would you keep?
- If you could instantly become an expert in something, what would it be?
Here are other great ice breaker questions:
- If you had to eat one meal every day for the rest of your life what would it be?
- If you could be in any movie, what would it be and what character would you play?
- Have you ever been told you look like someone famous, who was it?
- Would you rather be the funniest or smartest person in the room?
A few more ice breaker questions you can use in your class:
- Have you ever met anyone famous?
- Got any favorite quotes?
- What’s something you want to do in the next year that you’ve never done before?
- What’s your favorite breakfast cereal?