The ball asks is a great energizer activity for people to get to know more about each other.

Running the activity:

  1. Start by holding a ball and explain the game
  2. Throw the ball to a person and ask a question (to be answered by whoever took it)
  3. Repeat a few times (the person who answered throws the ball to someone else)

Below are a few questions to be used:

  • What’s your favorite movie?
  • If you could have any superhero power, what would it be?
  • How many languages can you speak?
  • What makes you super angry?
  • What makes you smile?
  • What’s your hobby?
  • How big is your family?
  • What’s your favorite food?
  • What’s your favorite type of pasta?
  • If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
  • Where did you grow up?
  • Do you prefer the mountain or the beach?
  • When you were a young chld, what did you use to say you be as grown up?
  • Have you ever had a nickname?
  • What was your favorite subject in school?
  • Do you prefer summer or winter?
  • What is your favorite summer vacation?
  • What is your favorite winter vacation?
  • What is your favorite sport to watch?
  • What is your favorite sport to play?
  • What would you do if you won the lottery?
  • How often do you eat chocolate?


Remote-team advice: Use the videoconferencing tool of your choice. Use an imaginary ball and say the name of the person you are throwing the ball at. Ask a question. The person who answers, then throws the imaginary ball and make a question to another person. The roulette asks is a very similar activity, more suitable for remote teams.

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