The Top 100 BBYO Icebreakers for When You Need to Break the Ice

February 8, 2021
Lilly Polakoff

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Class of 2022

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  1. What did you have for breakfast?
  2. If you could be any animal, what would you be?
  3. If there was one superpower you would NOT want to be used against you, what would it be?
  4. What is your morning routine like before school?
  5. What if your favorite pizza topping?
  6. Do you have any hidden talents?
  7. What is your favorite subject in school?
  8. What is your least favorite subject in school?
  9. Are you an early bird or night owl?
  10. What is one cool feature you would add to your dream house?
  11. What is your favorite plant?
  12. What is one song you could 
  13. What is your favorite dessert?
  14. Do you sleep with or without socks on?
  15. Do you brush your teeth before or after you eat breakfast?
  16. Do you fold your pizza before you eat it?
  17. If you had to listen to one song on repeat forever what would it be?
  18. What is your favorite tv show?
  19. What is the last tv show you watched?
  20. If you could write a book, what genre would it be?
  21. What would the title of a book about your life be?
  22. What is your favorite meal to cook?
  23. What is one fact about you that no one here knows already?
  24. What is the weirdest food you have ever eaten?
  25. What is the best book you ever read?
  26. If you could hang out with any cartoon character who would it be?
  27. If you could see one movie for the first time again, what would it be?
  28. If you could commit any crime and get away with it what would it be?
  29. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
  30. Did you have a childhood celebrity crush and if so who?
  31. If you were a wrestler what would your entrance theme song be?
  32. What is your favorite Jewish holiday?
  33. What is your favorite Jewish food?
  34. What band/artist would you want to play at your funeral?
  35. Would you rather visit a volcano or a rainforest?
  36. Do you like coffee or tea better?
  37. What is your best idea for a new invention?
  38. What is your favorite ice cream flavor and topping?
  39. Are you introverted or extroverted?
  40. Do you like chocolate or fruit-flavored candy more?
  41. What is one language you want to learn?
  42. What is your favorite sport?
  43. Do you play/have you played any instruments?
  44. What is your go-to midnight snack?
  45. What celebrity do people say you look the most like?
  46. What is your strangest habit?
  47. What is one movie you think everyone should watch?
  48. If you could have any animal as a pet which would it be?
  49. What is your favorite color?
  50. What is your least favorite color?
  51. What was your favorite movie as a child?
  52. Would you want to meet your idol?
  53. What is your favorite juice?
  54. Are you a dog or cat person? Or other?
  55. Would you rather live in the ocean or on the moon?
  56. Would you rather always be slightly early or slightly late?
  57. Would you rather be missing your arms or your legs?
  58. Would you rather be always a bit cold or always a bit hot?
  59. Would you rather be the funniest or smartest person in the room?
  60. Would you rather live without AC and heat or social media?
  61. Would you rather be able to run at 100 mph or fly at 10 mph?
  62. Would you rather be an olympian or the world’s best chef?
  63. What is your favorite skittle color?
  64. What is your absolute dream job?
  65. If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life what would it be?
  66. What is on your cellphone wallpaper?
  67. Do you prefer salty or sweet snacks?
  68. What breed of dog would you be?
  69. Do you think you could fully live without technology for a week?
  70. What is the most out-of-character thing you've ever done?
  71. If you had a time machine would you go forwards or backward in time?
  72. What ingredients would you put into your dream trail mix?
  73. What fruit or vegetable would you most want to be?
  74. If you could bring back any fashion trend what would it be?
  75. What is your go-to karaoke song?
  76. What was your favorite food as a child? Do you still love it now?
  77. What are 3 things you could bring with you to a deserted island?
  78. Who is your favorite superhero?
  79. What fictional family would you want to be a member of?
  80. What sport would you compete in if you were in the Olympics?
  81. What is your favorite sandwich and why?
  82. If you could have a million dollars, what would you buy first?
  83. What is your best idea for a new invention?
  84. Who is your favorite author?
  85. What is your favorite holiday?
  86. What is the last thing you ate?
  87. Are you more productive in the morning or at night?
  88. Who are 2 people you’d want on your team during a zombie apocalypse?
  89. What do you usually pack for lunch at school?
  90. How much money would it take for you to give up your phone for a month?
  91. What is your favorite mythical creature?
  92. If you were invisible for a day what would you do?
  93. What dog breed would you be?
  94. Who is your favorite Disney villain?
  95. If you could have any name besides your name, what would you choose?
  96. If you could switch lives with anyone for a day who would it be?
  97. Would you rather explore outer space or the oceans?
  98. If you had to delete all apps but 3 off of your phone, which would you save?
  99. Are you a good dancer? (If they say yes, you could then you can ask participants if they are comfortable showing off some moves!)
  100. What is your favorite animal sound? After they answer, you can then ask participants if they are comfortable making the sounds! (This is my personal favorite, it can turn out very funny!)

And here are 5 bonus questions just for virtual programs! 

  1. Give everyone a tour of the room you are in!
  2. What is your favorite emoji? After they answer, you can then ask participants to send it in the chat?
  3. What is your least favorite emoji? After they answer, you can then ask participants to send it in the chat?
  4. What 3 emojis do you feel represent you the best? After they answer, you can then ask participants to send it in the chat?
  5. What is your favorite zoom background? After they answer, you can then ask participants to set that as their background!

Lilly Polakoff is the 30th International Aym HaChaverot from Northern Region East: Baltimore

All views expressed on content written for The Shofar represent the opinions and thoughts of the individual authors. The author biography represents the author at the time in which they were in BBYO.

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