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Back-to-school Carpool Icebreakers

Carpooling for adults and kids is a great way to save costs and get to know others during the daily commutes. However, those first few rides might be awkward without something to get the conversation flowing. Try these fun questions, games and brainteasers for all ages to untie tongues and break the uncomfortable silence.

Icebreaker Questions for Adults:

  • What did you want to be when you grew up, and what do you actually do for work now?
  • Who is your celebrity look-a-like OR celebrity crush?
  • If you could find an endless supply of one kind of food, what would it be?
  • If you could have a superpower for the rest of your life (such as flying, being invisible, etc.) what would you select and why?
  • What is the most embarrassing song you own?
  • What was the first car you drove?

Game for pre-school to second grade kids:

Raise your hand if…

  • You love toasted marshmallows
  • Your favorite color is blue
  • You like to play outside
  • You have a favorite song
  • What is the most embarrassing song you own?

And then let the kids take over with their own questions now that you’ve gotten them started!

Brainteasers for third to fifth graders:

  • What’s the king of the pencil case? (The ruler)
  • Why do cats make terrible story-tellers? (They only have one tail)
  • Where do fish keep their money? (A riverbank)
  • Why is it so hard for a leopard to hide? (He’s always spotted)
  • What is it you will break every time you name it? (Silence)
  • What word in the English language is always spelled incorrectly? (incorrectly)
  • What kind of nut has no shell? (a doughnut)
  • What kind of coat can only be put on wet? (a coat of paint)
  • If you could have 50 pounds of something (except money) what would you choose?
  • What flavor of ice cream best matches your personality and why?
  • If you could plan your ultimate vacation, where would you go?
  • If you could ‘live’ in a TV show, which would you select and why?
  • Who’s the funniest person you know?
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