78 Discussion starters,
1. Do you have a hero? Describe him or her.
2. Imagine a "best day ever." What kinds of things would you do?
3. If you could choose a vacation spot anywhere in the world, where would it be, and why?
4. What's your favourite TV show? What do you like best about it?
5. What's your favourite movie? What do you like best about it?
6. Who's your favourite music artist or group? What makes you gravitate to him/her/them?
7. What's your favourite time of year–winter, spring, summer, or fall? Why?
8. What's your favourite food? Where's your favourite place to eat it?
9. Do you have a pet? If so, describe one of your most memorable experiences with that pet. If not, what kind of pet would you like to have, and why?
10. Who's your favourite author? Describe the last book you read by that author.
11. What's your dream job? What might be your dream job 10 years from now?
12. What's your best subject in school? Why are you so good at it?
13. Have you ever been stung by a bee, wasp, or hornet? Tell me about it.
14. If you had to be allergic to something, what would it be?
15. What's your favourite sport to watch? to play?
16. What's your favourite hobby? How does that hobby reflect your personality and passions?
17. If you sat down next to Jesus on a bus, what would you talk about?
18. Do you recycle? Why or why not?
19. Tell me about the best teacher you ever had.
20. What's your favourite time of day? Why?
21. What's your favourite dessert? Describe a time when you had that dessert as a child.
22. What makes you happy? Why?
23. What makes you sad? Why?
24. If money and time were no object, what would you be doing right now?
25. What do you like best: rivers, lakes, ponds, or streams? Why?
26. Have you ever been camping? If so, tell us about it. If not, would you like to? Why or why not?
27. Do you like to cook? If so, what do you like to make? If not, what do you wish you could make for yourself?
28. What's the strangest thing you ever ate?
29. What chores or responsibilities do you have at home?
30. Do you get an allowance? If so, how much, and what are you supposed to use it for?
31. When and how have you volunteered to help others? How did it make you feel?
32. What would you do with £1,000? Why? $£ million? Why?
33. What's something you've seen or done you wish you could get out of your mind?
34. If you had one day to live over again, what day would you pick? Why?
35. What adult, other than your parent(s), would you turn to if you needed help? Why?
36. Do you have any musical ability? If so, what do you enjoy about it? If not, what skill would you love to learn?
37. What's your favourite Web site? Why?
38. Have you ever built anything? What was it? How did you feel when you finished?
39. When and what have you collected during your life?
40. If your house was on fire and you could choose only one thing to save (besides family members), what would it be? Why?
41. Have you ever seen a falling star? Did you make a wish? What was it?
42. Have you ever seen a sunrise? What were you doing, and how did it feel?
43. Which do you like better–sunrise or sunset? Why?
44. What's your favourite ride at an amusement park? Why?
45. Do you have a bike? If so, what do you like about it?
46. What's your favourite part of a newspaper? Why?
47. Have you ever received an award for anything? If so, what was it, and how did it feel to get it?
48. Do you belong to any clubs? Why or why not?
49. Are your grandparents still living? If so, what do you like best about them? If not, what's your favourite memory of them?
50. Let's say you were sent to live on a space station for three months and you were allowed to bring only three personal items with you–what would they be?
51. Do you have brothers or sisters? If so, what do you like most and least about them? If not, what do you imagine would be the best thing about having siblings? the worst thing?
52. Do you have extended family? If so, do they live close to you or far away? How often do you see them? What's the best time you ever spent with them? 53. What's the best and worst thing about your school?
54. What's your school mascot? If you could change your mascot, what would you change it to?
55. What's your favourite thing to wear? Why?
56. Do you have family rules? What are they?
57. When your family eats a meal together, what do you typically talk about?
58. If you could buy a car right now, what would you buy? Why?
59. Do you have a job? If so, what do you like and dislike about it?
60. What's your favourite day of the week? Why?
61. Have you ever grown anything? If so, what?
62. Describe your favourite toy as a child.
63. What's your favourite fast food restaurant? Why? What's the most memorable thing that ever happened to you at that restaurant?
64. What's the best gift you've ever received? Explain.
65. What's the best gift you've ever given? Explain.
66. How does your family celebrate birthdays?
67. What's your favourite holiday? Why?
68. Describe a time you felt special.
69. What makes you laugh? Why?
70. What's the worst injury you ever sustained?
71. Would you rather go to the dentist or the doctor? Explain.
72. What's your favourite piece of jewellery? Why?
73. Have you ever been in a play? What part did you play?
74. Can you swim? If so, describe what it was like to learn how to swim. If not, have you ever been scared of the water? Why or why not?
75. Have you ever ridden in a boat? What was it like?
76. If you've ever flown in an airplane, describe what it was like the first time you took off and landed.
77. What's the best and worst thing about church?
78. What's the best and worst thing about youth group?
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sent in by Jennie and added to by Ian