Funny icebreaker questions make a wonderful beginning of a get-together! Are you in search of some funny ways to break the ice? Then here comes a list of some funny questions you could use for the same. Also find some icebreaker games in this article.
Witty, funny icebreaker questions; the best starters for a party, meeting, or any formal or informal gathering! Funny questions are a good way to break the ice, be it a friends-n-family get-together or an office seminar or meeting. They should be compelling enough and make the participants want to answer them! Awkward or embarrassing questions do not make for good icebreakers. Rather than adding a fun element to the gathering, they only take all the fun away.
Funny ice breakers are meant to reduce the tension in a group and make the participants comfortable. They add a tint of fun to the start of a meeting or party and encourage people to open up and be more participative.
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?
Ideas for Icebreakers
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.
Funny Icebreakers for Different Occasions
Here’s a set of some icebreaker games to supplement your fun question session to break the ice. If you see people opening up after the funny-questions activity, you could add one of these games and let the actual event begin. One thing with using questions as icebreakers is that the outcome depends on the answers people give. Sometimes, the answers can get really boring or you may have some guests shying away from answering or not showing much interest. That’s when icebreaker games come handy.
Ask every participant to check out for objects in their own wallets or purses and point out something that reminds him/her of anything funny. Each participant picks one object from his purse or wallet, shows it to everyone else and shares a funny incident associated with that object.
Wink before the Cop Sees
Make chits of paper equal to the number of participants. Write ‘cop’ on one and ‘criminal’ on another. Keep the rest of the chits blank. Shuffle the chits and ask the participants to draw one each. The one with that labeled ‘criminal’ has to wink at the others without letting the cop know about it. On seeing the ‘criminal’ wink, the person withdraws from the game. This continues till either the criminal has winked at all except the cop or the cop has identified the criminal.
Sock on Sock
Have two volunteers remove one of their shoes, wear hand gloves and try to wear multiple pairs of socks one over the other. This activity is sure to create laughter.
Who’s as Funny
Give each member of the group five pieces of paper. Ask each one in the group to announce something funny that he/she has done and put up one piece of paper. Ask the others who have done the same funny thing to also put up a piece of paper. Continue till at least one in the group is left without paper.
Button the Eye
This game invites great participation. Place a huge drawing (of a person, animal or cartoon) on the floor and have each of the participants drop a pair of buttons in place of the picture’s eyes. Or blindfold the participants and have them place the buttons right.
Tell a ‘Fun’ Tale
Get everyone to sit in a circle. One person starts a story. The person next to him extends the story and this continues as long as the story finds a funny end. Whoever created the funniest part of the story, wins a prize!
This makes for a good set of funny icebreaker activities. While organizing any of these, just make sure you maintain the decor of the event and those you are organizing the event for, have fun. For example, slapstick humor won’t suit a formal gathering. So also, a little-smile-here-and-there kind of humor won’t energize a crowd of teenagers in for a party! Introducing people to one another is not the only utility of icebreakers. They are the means by which people learn to laugh together.