Ice-Breakers

A. The 7 Super Skills

Pleasing
What can you do to make your Morn or Dad really happy?
How can you honor your teacher?
What have you done to make a friend feel special?
Is it important to please your parents and surprise them? Why?

Obeying
Why is it important to obey?
Why do soldiers follow orders?
Have you learned a lesson when you did not obey?
Do you know any older people who are wise and experienced?
Should we listen to people who care for us?

Asking
How do we find out what we need to know?
Do you have special people that you ask questions?
Isn’t it nice when you can answer someone’s questions?
Do you ask good questions?

Listening
Why is it important to listen?
Do you know a person who listens with his or her heart?
What are you really good at and how did you learn?
Are you curious and really hungry for knowledge?

Learning
Why is learning important, joyous and exciting?
Have you learned something that has helped you?
What would you like to learn more about?
Have you ever taught someone younger than yourself?

Laboring
Who knows what labor and work are?
Why is it important to work and enjoy doing it?
What have you worked on that was a big accomplishment?
Why do you think your Morn or Dad work?
Is it important to have responsibility? Why?

Loving
Name someone who loves you a lot.
Who do you really love?
Do you have a special friend?
Who makes you feel great when you’re with them?

B. The 5 M’s

Manners
Tell us when manners really make a difference?
When are you kind and thoughtful?
When did you use your best manners?
Can you think of someone with really good manners

Morals
Do you know what morals are?
Doesn’t it feel good to do the right thing?
What would you do if you found a wallet full of money?
Do you know what noble, ethical, virtuous and righteous mean?

Motivation
Do you do good things before you are told?
When you make a promise, do you keep it?
What are you responsible for?
How do you feel when you help out your Mom or Dad?
Is your contribution important?

Mirth
Mirth means jolly and gleeful. Why is it important to feel this way?
What makes you feel really good inside?
How can you make someone else happy?
Tell us something nice you did for someone?
Tell us something nice someone did for you?

Memory
What was the best day you ever had?
Where is your favorite place?
What was your best birthday ever?
What have you done for someone that gave them a memory?
What stories of people do you remember?

c. More Good Conversation Starters:

1. Do you have any special talents or gifts?

2. Who do you think was the greatest person who ever lived?

3. What do you like about your teacher?

4. Share something nice that was done for you lately.

5. What is your favorite animal and why?

6. What is your favorite place to go?

7. What do you like about yourself?

8. What do you like about your best friend?

9. What will you be when you grow up?

10. Tell us about your favorite toy.

11. What was your best birthday?

12. Have you been on a great vacation?

13. What is your favorite theme park?

14. If you could go anywhere, where would it be?

15. Tell us about your favorite person.

16. If you could choose any guest for dinner, who would it be?

17. Do you have a favorite food?

18. What was your happiest moment?

19. Do you have a hobby?

20. Name something nice that you did for someone.

21. Name something nice that someone did for you.

22. Do you have a favorite sport?

23. What are you really good at doing?

24. If you could be anyone or anything, who or what would it be?

25. What makes you feel good inside?