Don’t Break the Ice! (or do…)


Grace Keeley, Co-Executive Editor

The first day of school, retreats or the start of Freshman Religion class…what is something that all of these events have in common? Ice Breakers. An Ice Breaker is one of the most common ways to ease the tension of an awkward conversation and spark relationships. Although Ice Breakers may seem a little immature I can actually attribute some of my best friendships, to this day, to Ice Breakers. Some people claim Ice Breakers to be “cheesy” but when done correctly, they allow for connections, vulnerability and are the perfect way to start to get to know someone better. 

As someone who loves Ice Breakers, and could quite honestly talk about them for hours, I have compiled a list of some of my favorites. Although I cannot take credit for inventing all of these topics of conversation, as they have come from friends, movies, or writing, they are my go-to’s for any go around. So, consider this, my gift to you, from one Ice Breaker fanatic to another. Here’s to no more “what’s your favorite color”s or “what’s your favorite animal”s. Because here is a list of the 129 most epic Ice Breakers: 

  1. What is one food you absolutely despise? Why?
  2. What is your favorite color starburst? skittles?
  3. What is your go to sugary cereal?
  4. Are you a blue, red or black pen person?
  5. What is one school lunch that you absolutely love? 
  6. What is your favorite form of US currency?
  7. In your opinion, what is the best day of the week? Why?
  8. If you were a bird, what type of bird would you be?
  9. When you were in elementary school what was your favorite unit in gym class?
  10. Do you wet your toothbrush before or after you put on the toothpaste?
  11. When you were younger, what did you want to be when you grew up? Is this still the case?
  12. What is the best size ziplock bag?
  13. Would you rather know every good thing ever said about you or every bad?
  14. What is the best punctuation mark?
  15. Are you a night owl or an early bird?
  16. What is your favorite class you have ever taken in school?
  17. What is your favorite form of US currency?
  18. What do you think the best Pop-Tart flavor is?
  19. Does your car have a name, if so how did it get this name?
  20. Of all the forms of potato (and believe me there is a lot) what is your favorite?
  21. Vanilla, chocolate or twist soft serve?
  22. If you did not live in the United States, what country would you want to live in?
  23. If you could be fluent in another language besides that/those that you currently speak, what would you choose?
  24. What is the best book you have ever read and why?
  25. If you could play any instrument what would it be?
  26. Have there ever been a movie, book or TV show character that you have resonated with? Why?
  27. If you could only ever wear one color for the rest of your life, what would you choose?
  28. What is the funniest habit you had/thing you did as a child?
  29. If you could steal one thing to slightly inconvenience someone what would it be? 
  30. What order do you eat fries and a burger? (fries then burger, burger then fries, or go back and forth) 
  31. What is the best Girl Scout cookie?
  32. Favorite shape of ice 
  33. Would you rather have a breakfast sandwich on a biscuit, English muffin, bagel, or croissant?
  34. Are you a sausage egg and cheese or a bacon egg and cheese
  35. What is your go-to movie theater order?
  36. What is one restaurant that you will never get sick of?  
  37. Fork or spoon with an ice cream cake?
  38. Oreo or M&M McFlurry?
  39. Burrito Bowl or Burrito at Chipotle?
  40. What is the best with chips, salsa queso or guacamole?
  41. Which vowel is the best?
  42. Favorite kind of milk?
  43. What is your favorite and least favorite Gatorade flavor?
  44. Are you a sock wearer? Or an anti-sock wearer?
  45. What do you order from an ice cream truck? 
  46. If you had to dip your cone at DQ what flavor would you do?
  47. Canes or chick-fil-a?
  48. Rain in the morning or rain at night? 
  49. What is your dream concert?
  50. What’s your zodiac? Do you believe in zodiac signs?
  51. What is one fictional world you wish you could visit?
  52. Do you want kids, if so how many? 
  53. What was your childhood American girl doll? 
  54. Which American girl doll are you most like?
  55. Favorite flavor of goldfish?
  56. Favorite flavor of Oreo?
  57. Do you like your cookies chewy or crunchy?
  58. Favorite chip? 
  59. Favorite brand and flavor of gum?
  60. What is the weirdest food you’ve tried?
  61. How do you like your s’mores? 
  62. Pulp or no pulp in your OJ?
  63. How do you like your eggs?
  64. What is one food you want to try?
  65. What is the best pasta sauce Pesto, Marinara or Alfredo? 
  66. What is one thing on your Bucket List?
  67. If you had a horse what would you name it?
  68. What is your favorite Lucky Charm marshmallow? 
  69. What is your order on a plane?
  70. Do you collect anything?
  71. Sudoku, crossword or word search?
  72. Do you think you would survive a zombie apocalypse?
  73. What is your favorite pie?
  74. What is your favorite and least favorite holiday?
  75. What is the best, waffles, pancakes or french toast?
  76. What sunscreen do you use?
  77. What toothpaste do you use?
  78. Would you get a tattoo? If so, what and where?
  79. Favorite flavor of croissant? Are you a savory or a sweet croissant type of person?
  80. What was your first favorite song?
  81. Favorite food go get at a fair/carnival 
  82. What is the best ascot for cereal brands? 
  83. If you bought a boat, what would you name it?
  84. What was your childhood TV show?
  85. Realistically, what’s something you think you could have invented that’s already invented?
  86. What is your go-to bottled water brand? Are there any bottled water brands you don’t like?
  87. What’s your favorite muffin flavor?
  88. Are you a “tan on the beach” or a “play in the ocean” person?
  89. What is the best shape of noodle?
  90. Birkenstocks with or without socks? 
  91. Do you think it would be more fun to be a superhero or a super villain?
  92. Dark, milk or white chocolate?
  93. If you competed in the Olympics, what sport would you like to compete in?
  94. Are you a Costco or a Sam’s Club member?
  95. Starbucks or Caribou?
  96. What is the best size battery?
  97. If you were in the MLB what would your walk up song be?
  98. If you were in the Air Force what do you think your call sign would be?
  99. What are three words to describe your day today?
  100. What is one historical event you wish you could have witnessed?
  101. What brand do you think makes the best socks?
  102. Sunrise or sunset?
  103. What is your go-to karaoke song?
  104. Would you consider yourself an introvert or an extrovert?
  105. What is your most prized possession?
  106. Fruity or chocolate candy?
  107. Favorite bagel & cream cheese combo?
  108. What is your favorite kitchen utensil? Kitchen appliance?
  109. What is your favorite flavor of jelly?
  110. What is the best piece of advice you have ever been given?
  111. Would you rather cook or bake?
  112. In your opinion, what is the best step in the scientific method?
  113. On a scale from 1 to 10 how would you rate your spice tolerance?
  114. If you could choose, what would your superpower be?
  115. What is one extreme sport you want to try? (skydiving, scuba diving, ziplining, bungee jump, etc.)
  116. Team cinnamon roll or caramel roll?
  117. What is the picture on the lockscreen of your phone? Why did you choose this picture?
  118. What’s your favorite compound word?
  119. Favorite and least favorite vegetable? Fruit?
  120. What is your favorite color of bell pepper?
  121. Favorite sandwich and why?
  122. What is your caffeinated beverage of choice?
  123. What is your favorite flavor of cookie?
  124. Describe your ideal day.
  125. Who is a role model of yours that you have never met? Who is one at school? Who is one in your family?
  126. Where was the last place you spent money?
  127. Does pineapple go on pizza?
  128. What is your most used emoji? Your favorite emoji?
  129. When you finish a math problem, do you box or circle the answer?