Looking for an easy way to introduce new kids to your youth group that's both fun and low-stakes?
Youth ice breaker questions are an easy way to help everyone get to know each other and laugh out loud at the same time!
Whether it's the first day of school and kids have aged up from the children's ministry into your youth group or God has blessed you with an influx of high school students, here are some great ice breaker questions for youth group you can use to make things fun, insightful, and silly!
These fun icebreaker questions for teens provide easy ways to get the room talking. If you plan to move toward more serious questions, use these at the beginning to get kids to open up.
What's one word you would use to describe yourself?
What's one thing that has changed about you since you were a child? What's still the same?
If society collapses, what one person (real or fictional) would you want to team up with you to survive?
If you could change one thing about your school, what would you change? Why?
If you were an animal, what would you be?
If you were an ice cream flavor, what would you be?
If you were a pizza, what would you be?
What annoys you the most?
What is your favorite food?
What is your favorite dessert?
What is something someone can do that instantly lets you know they love you?
What is your favorite hobby?
How do you deal with stress?
What is your biggest fear?
What are three things you like about yourself?
Do you look forward to growing up? What do you look forward to in becoming an adult?
What is so boring, you avoid doing it at all costs?
What's one thing you couldn't live without (that isn't a phone)?
Are you the same person in real life as you are on social media? Why or why not?
What's the secret to a successful relationship (of any kind)?
Do you feel like you're a good listener?
What is something unique about you that you feel makes you different from everyone else?
What do you do for fun?
What is your favorite class or subject in school?
What is a great way to make a new kid at school feel comfortable and welcome?
What is the most fun thing you've experienced recently?
What is a personality trait that immediately turns you off from somebody?
What's the best compliment you've ever received?
What's the best gift anyone has ever given you?
What is a church event you've been to that you would like to do again?
What is a thing you have experienced that changed your life?
Do you try to please people or do your own thing?
These are great if you have a large group. You can have kids pair up with one another or circle up in a small group for these to get conversations flowing! These will really help them engage each other directly.
Turn to the person sitting next to you and find something you have in common with them.
Ask the person next to you your favorite question I've asked. But you also have to tell them the answer to your own question as well!
Share something embarrassing you said or did with the person next to you
Share your list of top 5 favorite artists/movies/songs/etc with the nearest person
What is the perfect way to spend a Saturday? Tell your partner to see if they agree!
You can learn a lot about the tastes and preferences of the kids in the room, as well learn about their personality with these great icebreakers.
What's a song you play to feel happy/excited/relaxed/etc?
What song is currently stuck in your head?
What is your favorite music to listen to while studying or doing homework?
If you could go back in time, what time period would you visit?
If you could change one moment in history, what would it be?
If you could change one thing about our culture, what would it be?
If you could visit any country, where would you go and why?
If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
If you could live in the world of any book, movie, tv show, or video game, what would it be and why?
Who is your favorite superhero?
Who is your favorite villain?
What would you do if you were President for a day?
What are the negative impacts technology has on people?
Do you think the world asks too much of teens? Too little? Why?
If you could change one thing about the country, what would it be?
If you had infinite money, what would you do?
These are for when you and your youth leaders are ready to wade into deeper waters with the classroom. Ask these to better understand their Biblical and theological knowledge.
What makes witnessing a challenge for you?
What makes faith hard for you?
What is your favorite parable Jesus shared?
What is our favorite miracle Jesus performed?
What's your favorite story in the Old Testament?
What Bible character do you relate to the most?
What does it mean to be a Christ-follower? What does that look like?
How can you tell if someone is a Christian (without them just telling you)?
What sin do you think is worse than others?
What's the difference between being a "good person" and being a Christian?
Is prayer easy for you? Why or why not?
Why do you think James doubted?
Why do you think Peter lied about knowing Jesus?
Why do you think the crowds celebrated Jesus's arrival in Jerusalem, then called for His crucifixion so quickly?
What do you think you'll do first when you get to heaven?
What is your favorite Bible verse?
Why does God allow people to get hurt or sick?
If you could have a conversation with one person in the Bible (not Jesus), who would it be and why?
If you could change one thing about this church, what would it be and why?
These are some wild and funny questions to get the room laughing!
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These fun icebreaker questions for teens will give you the chance to know more about your youth group, get everyone laughing and relaxed, and help your kids be more comfortable around each other.
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