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4th of July

4th of July
By Jon Zajac

As a fan of the 4th of July and icebreaker games, I find that incorporating 4th of July themed “This or That” questions into my events is a fun and engaging way to celebrate America’s independence day. By asking questions related to the holiday’s traditions, symbols, and values, you can create a festive atmosphere among your guests and encourage them to share their opinions and experiences.

How to incorporate 4th of July themed This or That questions

To incorporate 4th of July-themed “This or That” questions into your event, follow these steps:

  1. Prepare a list of questions beforehand that are related to the 4th of July’s history, culture, and festivities. You can find inspiration from reading articles, watching documentaries, or browsing online forums and social media groups.

  2. Print out the questions on cards or display them on a screen or a poster board. Encourage your guests to form small groups of 3-5 people and take turns asking each other the questions. You can also create a rotation system where each group moves on to the next question after a set amount of time (e.g., 2-3 minutes).

  3. Make sure everyone has a chance to answer each question and listen actively to their responses. Encourage follow-up questions, comments, and discussions that build on the initial answers. You can also share your own insights and opinions about the 4th of July to keep the conversation flowing.

  4. After everyone has had a chance to answer all the questions, gather your guests in a larger group and ask them to share their favorite or most surprising answers. You can also use this opportunity to highlight any commonalities or connections that emerged during the activity.

  5. Consider using some of the insights or stories that came up during the “This or That” icebreaker as a springboard for further conversations and activities throughout the day. For example, you could organize a trivia game based on 4th of July history or create a photo booth with props inspired by American symbols and values.

Ideas on different themes of questions

To keep your 4th of July-themed icebreaker questions fresh and engaging, you can explore different themes and categories that are relevant to the holiday. Here are some ideas:

  • History: Ask questions related to America’s founding, revolutionary war, and constitution (e.g., “What was the original purpose of the 4th of July?” or “What was the significance of the Declaration of Independence?”).

  • Culture: Ask questions about American food, music, and traditions that are associated with the 4th of July (e.g., “What is your favorite 4th of July dish?” or “What is the most memorable fireworks display you have ever seen?”).

  • Values: Ask questions that explore the core values of American society, such as freedom, equality, and democracy (e.g., “Why do you think independence is important for a nation?” or “What does patriotism mean to you?”).

  • Symbols: Ask questions about the symbols of America, such as the flag, the bald eagle, and the liberty bell (e.g., “What does the American flag represent?” or “What is your favorite American symbol and why?”).

  • Humor: Ask questions that tap into the lighter side of the 4th of July, such as backyard barbecues, pool parties, and red-white-and-blue outfits (e.g., “What is the funniest 4th of July costume you have ever worn?” or “What is your go-to 4th of July party game?”).

By incorporating these different themes of questions into your 4th of July-themed icebreaker activity, you can keep your guests engaged and entertained while also fostering a sense of community and shared interest. So why not give it a try and see how it can enhance your next event!

My favorite 4th of July themed This or That questions

  1. Corn on the cob or baked beans?
  2. Baseball or frisbee?
  3. Patriotic decor or minimalist style?
  4. Hot dogs or hamburgers?
  5. Fizzy soda or iced cold beer?
  6. Patriotic decorations or classic summer decor?
  7. Stars and stripes or polka dots and checks?
  8. Sunglasses or sun hat?
  9. Baseball game or beach day?
  10. Red, white, and blue decorations or minimalistic decor?
  11. Red, white, or blue?
  12. Outdoor movie or board games?
  13. Tie-dye shirts or plain t-shirts?
  14. Historic sites or amusement parks?
  15. Patriotic music or classic rock?
  16. Family reunion or friend’s BBQ?
  17. Parade or picnic?
  18. S’mores or fruit salad?
  19. Grilled chicken or steak?
  20. Burgers or hot dogs?
  21. Watermelon or apple pie?
  22. Beach volleyball or pool party?
  23. American flag t-shirt or tank top?
  24. Red, white, and blue or stars and stripes?
  25. American flag apparel or regular clothes?
  26. Star-spangled banner or God bless America?
  27. Marshmallows or s’mores?
  28. Hot air balloon ride or helicopter tour?
  29. Beach day or pool party?
  30. Fireworks or BBQ?
  31. Fishing or hiking?
  32. Flip flops or sneakers?
  33. Outdoor concert or movie in the park?
  34. Glow sticks or glow-in-the-dark necklaces?
  35. Dessert bar or candy bar?
  36. Red, white, and blue Jello or flag cake?
  37. Red, white, and blue popsicles or ice cream sandwiches?
  38. Traditional corn on the cob or cornbread?
  39. Fruit salad or fruit kabobs?
  40. Hamburgers or hot dogs?
  41. Parade or carnival?
  42. Baseball or volleyball?
  43. Picnic or potluck?
  44. Block party or family reunion?
  45. Ice cream cone or popsicle?
  46. Old Glory or Uncle Sam?
  47. Frisbee or catch?
  48. Frisbee or badminton?
  49. Patriotic t-shirt or tank top?
  50. Cornhole or horseshoes?
  51. Potato salad or coleslaw?
  52. Iced tea or lemonade?
  53. Picnic in the park or backyard BBQ?
  54. Baseball game or outdoor movie?
  55. Ice cream or popsicles?
  56. Grilled corn or baked beans?
  57. Burgers with ketchup or mustard?
  58. DIY patriotic crafts or store-bought decorations?
  59. Red, white, or blue decorations?
  60. Baseball game or soccer match?
  61. Bald eagle or American bison?
  62. Flag t-shirt or USA hat?
  63. Parade or fireworks show?
  64. Fourth of July or Memorial Day?
  65. Patriotic music or summertime hits?
  66. Outdoor movie or bonfire?
  67. American flag sunglasses or patriotic hat?
  68. Fruit salad or potato salad?
  69. Firecrackers or smoke bombs?
  70. American flag or sparkly decorations?
  71. Picnic in the park or backyard barbecue?
  72. Beach party or pool party?
  73. Fishing or boating?
  74. Stars or stripes?
  75. Sparklers or smoke bombs?
  76. Patriotic music or pop hits?
  77. American history museum or art museum?
  78. Watermelon or strawberries?
  79. Sparklers or fireworks?
  80. Patriotic crafts or board games?
  81. Beach or pool?
  82. American flag or state flag?
  83. Shaved ice or ice cream truck treats?
  84. Barbecue sauce or ketchup?
  85. Picnic at the park or backyard BBQ?
  86. Sparklers or Roman candles?
  87. Grilled chicken or veggie kabobs?
  88. Firecrackers or Roman candles?
  89. Fireworks show or laser light show?
  90. Hot, humid weather or cooler summer nights?
  91. Patriotic tattoos or face paint?
  92. Classic cars or modern motorcycles?

About the author

Jon Zajac

Jon Zajac

Founder & Chief Icebreaker

I started Icebreaker Spot because I truly believe that strong connections are the foundation of successful teams. I wanted to create a platform that would make it easy for people to find and share icebreakers and team building activities, empowering them to build trust, foster collaboration, and ultimately, achieve greatness together.