Anytime

  • What is your all time favorite trip or vacation?
  • What would be your dream vacation location?  (Could even include imaginary places).
  • What would be your dream pet?
  • If you were to win the lottery, what would be your first purchase?
  • If you could have any superhero ability, what would you choose?
  • If you could choose between being able to breathe under water, becoming invisible, or being able to fly, what ability would you choose?
  • What is your favorite summer pie?  Even if it is hot outside, do you still want it served warm with some ice cream?
  • If you could sit down and have a conversation with anyone from history, who would it be?
  • If you could sit down for 15 minutes with anyone from your past, who would it be?
  • If you could have an unlimited supply of one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?
  • What is the most unusual name in your family?  (it is ok to go back generations)
  • What have been some of the best surprises in life, especially with your spouse, kids, job etc.  If you are willing to share with your group, what have been the hardest surprises?
  • If you could meet any character in a book or movie, who would it be?
  • If you’ve traveled to a country where English isn’t the predominant language, share with your groups some of your best misinterpretation experiences.  If you’ve never experienced this, share a cross cultural interaction with someone who has come to your community as an immigrant.
  • If you could relive any time in your life, when would that be?
  • If you could be any age, what age would you choose and why?
  • What is the weirdest thing that you have ever eaten and what is the story that goes along with that?
  • What was the most difficult subject for you in school?  Math, history, science, English, ect…  Is it still difficult for you today?
  • If you could know when you were to die, would you want to know?
  • If you could read someone else’s mind, whose mind would you choose?
  • If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would you eat?
  • What is your favorite restaurant?  Favorite fast food restaurant?
  • If you were able to play any musical instrument with little or no practice, which one would you play?  If you were to play it in a band, what kind of a band would it be?
  • If you are a parent, what is your favorite thing about parenting?  If you are not a parent, what is your favorite thing about watching children grow up?
  • Did you ever get “grounded” as a kid?  If so, what types of events caused you parents to do so?  What events did your parents not know about for which you should have been grounded?
  • If your house were to catch on fire and if you could only save one thing, what would that one thing be?

Topics

  • Parenting: When you see a child throw a temper tantrum, what is the first thought that goes through your head?  What is the second thought?  Have your thoughts change dove the years you’ve observed these public outburst?
  • Relationships: Who was your earliest “best friend”.  What made them special to you?

Date Specific

  • Winter:  What is your favorite and least favorite thing about snowdays?
  • April:  What temperature does it have to be for you to start wearing summer gear? (t-shirts, shorts, ect…)
  • April:  Has cabin fever set in?  What outdoor activity are you most eager to do?
  • May 13th is international Hummus Day, National Crouton Day, National Frog Jumping Day, and National Fruit Cocktail Day.  If you have to pick your mom’s present for Mother’s Day from these 4 celebrations, which would she be most excited to receive?
  • Memorial Day: If there was one war veteran or war hero that you could talk to, who would it be?  What would you talk about?
  • In honor of national Iced Tea Day (June 10th), do you prefer sweat tea or plain tea?  Lemon or not?
  • It was hot this weekend…what do you like to do to stay cool on hot days?
  • July 4th: Answer one of these two questions.  What is your favorite patriotic song (the one that makes you tear up) or what did you do to celebrate Independence Day this year?
  • July 17ths: July 17th is national emoji day.  What emoji would you use to describe your feelings tonight?  Do you like them or not?
  • It is the last full week of July.  Does it feel like summer is winding down or has it just begun?