Zingers

These are warm-ups for open communication and discussion: Do as many as you want. Try not to answer: “I don’t know”, or “That’s too hard.” When an answer is requested, give one, and get to know each other!
  • What fad did you take part in as a kid that now embarrasses you?
  • What’s the perfect age to be? Why?
  • When does a person become an adult? Explain.
  • What would you say to a friend if he/she got a bad haircut?
  • Have you ever kept a secret that you should have shared with someone? Explain.
  • If you didn’t have to work for a living, what would you do?
  • What’s your least favorite chore around the house? Why?
  • If lowering the speed limit by 20 mph on national highways would result in saving thousands of lives, would you want it lowered? Explain.
  • Which interests you the most - the past, the present, or the future?
  • Would you rather donate money to saving the environment, curing a deadly disease, or supporting impoverished children? Why?
  • How important are grades? Why?
  • Which family vacation or “play time” do you remember best? Why?
  • What do you think worries me most about you?
  • What’s one of your favorite memories?
  • If you could choose my profession for me, what would you choose? Why?
  • Is it easier to be a parent or a child? Why?
  • What smell do you most associate with our home?
  • If you could get together with one old friend, who would it be? What would you do together?
  • Do competition and Christianity mix? Why or why not?
  • Which relative do you admire most? Why?
  • Is our house too tidy or too messy? Explain.
  • What’s the best thing your parent ever did for you?
  • Who’s your favorite author? Why?
  • What is the best and worst movie you have ever seen?
  • Would you want to be President of the U.S.? What is the highest political office would you want to run for?
  • What would the ideal life look like?
  • What would the ideal wife or husband look like?
  • What the hardest thing you ever had to do?
  • Have you ever thought about suicide? What did you think and why?
  • What scares you about death?
  • What is the #1 peer pressure you get in High School?
  • Do you ever doubt your faith? What are your doubts?
  • What prevents you from going deeper with God?
  • What characteristics do you look for in a friend?
  • What image do you want to project to other people?
  • What do you see as a perfect dad?
  • Who are your heroes? Why?
  • What do you want to be when you grow up? In a Career? In a family? In the world? In the community?
  • What would a good mission project be? Why?
  • What is the most fun you have ever had?
  • What would you do if a friend told you he or she was going to do something very bad?
  • How do you think girls want to be treated? What are some examples?
  • If you could meet anyone in history, who would it be?
  • If you could invite anyone in history to dinner, what 8 people would you invite?
  • What do you see are your spiritual gifts?
  • What’s the worst thing you have ever had to forgive? Did you?
  • Should abortion be legal?
  • Should the death penalty be legal? For what crimes should the maximum sentences be given?