Icebreakers topics to write about:
share your favorite fictional character from a book
create a “top 5” required reading list for your clients/industry
write about the book you most remember reading as a child (anyone else love the Ramona Quimby series?)
feature a book that taught you something or changed your perspective
if you’re an author, highlight your own book
Top 10 Reasons You Should (fill in the blank)
Top 3 Reasons You Shouldn’t (fill in the blank)
Top 5 Reasons I (fill in the blank)
Top 5 Blogs You Should Be Reading
The 7 Web Tools You Can’t Miss
5 Ways to Succeed at (fill in the blank)
The 10 Coolest Places I’ve Visited
5 Blogs I Discovered Recently
10 Random Things About Me
My 3 Favorite (fill in the blank)
Why are you here today? (A simple question that can invite all kinds of funny, witty answers.)
What’s the worst thing you did as a kid?
What do you do to have fun?
Have you been told you look like someone famous?
What is that one thing which makes you different?
If you were the Miss World, what would your message for aspiring models be?
If you were to name one piece of clothing that describes you, what would you say?
If you could eliminate one thing from your daily schedule, what would it be and why?
If you wake up as (name any famous personality), what’s the first thing you will do?
Name one funny trait you have, that you would like others to know.
Which letter of the alphabet describes you best?
If you turn into your partner for a day, what will you do?
Tell a truth and a lie about yourself and let the others guess which is what.
If you were to write a book about yourself, what would you name it?
Which body part would you choose to get a tattoo done?
If you were to get a permanent tattoo done, what would it be and where?
Name one thing that’s impossible to do for everyone present here.
Tea or coffee? Earth or Mars? Crayon or paintbrush? Candy or ice cream? Famous Five or Secret Seven?
Have you ever been in jail?
Were you ever drunk?
What’s the one thing you can’t live without?
As a child, what did you wish to become when you grew up?
What’s your motto in life?
Share a funny incident in your life.
If you could have an unlimited storage of one thing, what would it be?
What’s the funniest prank ever played on you?
If given a chance, who would you like to be for a day? Or who would you like to exchange roles with?
What’s the funniest daily horoscope you have read?
Would you rather be a giant rodent or a tiny elephant?
Ask everyone in the group to share a joke. Sounds cliche, but is great fun!
Ask each of the participants to make a funny face and teach the others how to make it. This one’s the funniest of icebreakers, we assure you.
Ask each one in the group to say “hello” to the others in a funny and different way.
Are UFOs a hoax?
Are Ghosts real?
Pirates Vs. Ninjas
Vampires Vs. Werewolves
Long pants or short pants?
Jim Carrey or Adam Sandler?
Blind date Vs. Arranged date
Italian accent Vs. British accent
Hamburger Vs. Cheeseburger
Edward Cullen or Jacob Black?
Funny movies Vs. Scary movies
What if there was no Harry Potter?
Should crushes be taken seriously?
Should girls be allowed to wrestle?
Is Rock ‘n’ Roll the best kind of music?
Is summer the best season of the year?
Who make better companions — cats or dogs?
Are there any advantages of wearing braces?
Do vampires get AIDS from sucking infected blood?
Why do I always come late to class Vs. Why I am never late to class
Eyes closed or open?
Contacts Vs. Glasses
Gay friend or hot boyfriend?
Do good girls love bad boys?
What do women really mean when they talk to men?
Do nice girls always finish last?
Plain condom or flavored condom?
Australian accent Vs. British accent
Chasing idle dreams is a good habit.
Girls are weird when they are PMSing.
Honest and poor or dishonest and rich?
Being a realist Vs. Being an optimist
The advantages women think there are of being a man
15 minutes of fame or behind the scenes?
F.R.I.E.N.D.S or How I Met Your Mother?
Females make for better students than males.
Men marrying younger women or women marrying younger men?
1. Dispute an expert’s opinion
This could about politics, popular culture, blogging, morality, or the best films of all time.
2. Add to someone else’s numbered list
If you think a list from another blogger or magazine was helpful but it missed a few things, you can add your own spin. Link to the original, of course.
3. Survey the Experts
See what 10 different experts or other blogs have said about a certain topic, and list them (with links), adding your own opinion.
4. Write as if you were someone else
You could write in the style of a famous author, tabloid magazine, self-help guru, reality TV star. Is this too much of a cliche for you? Maybe, but it can still be hilarious.
5. Be a reality star
Imagine your life being filmed for a reality TV show. What would viewers learn about you if the cameras followed you for a few weeks?
6. Republish an older post
It’s OK to edit and post as new if you’d like, or explain that today you’re digging through the archives and wanted to share an older gem. You could even change the photo, or format it differently if it doesn’t match the way you write your posts currently. Don’t spend too long tweaking the old post, or you’ll waste the time that could have been spent on another project.
7. Explain your inside jokes
If you use certain inside jokes or refer to people with nicknames on your blog, explain to newer readers what you’re talking about so they don’t feel like they’re out of the loop. You could write a “5 Things About My Blog” post and put links to the older posts where these references are explained.