Choose Your Top 3: 500 Dynamic Discussion Starters to Get Your Teenagers Talkingby Brian Schulenburg, Les Christie, Jim Aitkins
• What are your top 3 fast food
This collection of 500 discussion prompts will get your students laughing, thinking, sharing, and getting to know each other. From the silly to the insightful, these “Top 3” choices are great for icebreakers, time killers on road trips, and much more. Here’s a smattering of what’s inside:
• What are your top 3 fast food restaurants?
• What are your top 3 fears?
• What are your top 3 cartoon characters?
• What are your top 3 names of God?
While these prompts may seem elementary, they are effective, efficient ways to get inside your students’ heads and hearts. Think of them as gateway questions that can lead to deeper revelations of what’s really going on with your kids.
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Choose Your Top 3500 Dynamic Discussion Starters to Get Your Teenagers Talking
By Brian Schulenburg
ZondervanCopyright © 2006 Brian Schulenburg
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Chapter OneCHOOSE YOUR TOP 3 ...
1 ... vacation destinations.
2 ... TV comedies.
3 ... pizza toppings.
4 ... most influential people in your life.
5 ... cars.
6 ... books of the Bible.
7 ... holidays.
8 ... summer Olympic events.
9 ... super powers (X-ray vision, ability to fly, etc.).
10 ... most beautiful people you've ever met.
11 ... animated cartoon characters.
12 ... clothing brands.
13 ... things you'd miss if you lost your eyesight for the rest of your life.
14 ... qualities you respect about your parents.
15 ... U.S. presidents.
16 ... cola flavors (e.g., cherry, vanilla, lemon, lime, diet, etc.).
17 ... stores in the mall closest to your home.
18 ... movies of all time.
19 ... questions about God.
20 ... teachers you've ever had.
21 ... most-listened-to songs on your MP3 player.
22 ... childhood toys.
23 ... places you'd like to go on a mission trip.
24 ... meals your family eats at home.
25 ... sports to watch.
26 ... decades you'd want to live in.
27 ... types of fruit.
28 ... insects.
29 ... reasons to go out on a date.
30 ... problems the world's youth face today.
31 ... comedians.
32 ... excuses for not turning in homework.
33 ... books of all time.
34 ... sit-down restaurants.
35 ... amusement park rides.
36 ... qualities you look for in a presidential candidate.
37 ... crayon colors.
38 ... male actors.
39 ... musical instruments.
40 ... activities you've done with your youth group.
41 ... pro baseball teams.
42 ... Bible verses.
43 ... smart people.
44 ... hip-hop songs.
45 ... salad dressings.
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Meet the Author
Brian Schulenburg is a youth ministry veteran who has served churches in Virginia, Illinois, and Minnesota. He now serves as the Senior Pastor at Woodbury Community Church in Woodbury, Minnesota. Brian is the author of two other books in the Youth Specialties Quick Questions series, and he speaks at churches, schools, and conferences all over the United States. Married to his best friend, Cyndi, since 1991, Brian and his wife have four wonderful children: Breanna, Christopher, Jeremy, and Zachary.
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