Community Builders: Spinner Questions

Contributed by: Phil Trotter, Diocese of Christchurch

Number spinnerThese engaging sets of icebreaker questions have been designed to be used with our Resourced! spinner… which is being gifted to everyone attending the Abbey 2016!

Simply print off the sets of questions below and use with the provided Numbers card or the Seven Dwarves card as appropriate. Pick from If I could, What I think, Going Deeper, About Me or the Seven Dwarves.

Alternatively, you can make your own! Mark off a piece of card into 4, 6 or 8 sections (number or colour them in – or both!) and write your own set of questions.

If I could…

  1. What game would you most like to star in?
  2. What could you eat every day for a year?
  3. What would you do in a zombie apocalypse?
  4. What hobby or sport would you love to make a career out of?
  5. If you could open a restaurant, what kind would it be?
  6. What subject would you most like to take at Hogwarts?
  7. What song would you put on to get a party started?
  8. If you could go anywhere on a vacation for a week, where would you go?

What I think…

  1. If I had a $1,000 to give away I would give it to…
  2. One thing that really bugs me is…
  3. If I could invent something that makes the world a better place I would invent…
  4. I feel God is far away when…
  5. I feel God is close when…
  6. To me God is like…
  7. What I love about this church / youth group is…
  8. To me a good friend is someone who…

Seven Dwarves

  1. Happy: What puts a smile on your face?
  2. Grumpy: What wipes the smile off your face?
  3. Sneezy: What gets up your nose?
  4. Bashful: What embarrasses you?
  5. Doc: Who would you most like to help
  6. Sleepy: What activity bores you / sends you to sleep?
  7. Dopey: What’s a dopey thing you do?

Going Deeper

  1. What’s the hardest thing about following Jesus every day?
  2. What for you makes following Jesus a no-brainer?
  3. What do you like best about your family?
  4. What’s one dream you have for your family? (How can you help make that dream come true?)
  5. If you were Prime Minister, what’s one thing you’d try, to make Aotearoa a better place?
  6. What area of injustice upsets you the most? (e.g. racism; slavery; poverty; abuse; bullying etc…)
  7. Finish this sentence: “One thing I want to do before I die is…”
  8. If you could have a conversation with any person in history, who would you pick?

About Me…

  1. If you could be famous for anything, what would it be?
  2. If you could design your own ringtone (to reflect ‘you’) what sound would it make?
  3. Name a talent that you don’t have, but that you would love to have.
  4. If you could choose anyone in the world, dead or alive, to be your mentor, who would you pick?
  5. As a child growing up, what did you most want to be?
  6. Choose or make up an X-Men power that you would love to possess?
  7. If you were in the circus, what would be your act?
  8. What’s your favourite app on your phone?