A great activity for everyone


By Jon Zajac

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As the weather warms up and summer approaches, it’s the perfect time to start planning events that can take advantage of the longer days and sunny skies. Whether you’re organizing a backyard barbecue, a beach party, or a company retreat, incorporating icebreaker activities can help create a fun and welcoming atmosphere for your guests. One such activity is “This or That,” where participants are asked to choose between two options that relate to a particular theme. In this post, I’ll be discussing how you can incorporate summer-themed “This or That” questions into your upcoming event.

How to incorporate Summer themed This or That questions

To incorporate summer-themed “This or That” questions into your event, follow these steps:

  1. Choose a format: Decide how you want to present the questions to your guests. You could print out cards with the questions and distribute them randomly, or use a digital platform like Slido or Kahoot to create an interactive experience.

  2. Select the questions: Come up with a list of summer-themed “This or That” questions that are relevant to your event and audience. You can find inspiration from online resources, books, or by creating your own questions.

  3. Test the questions: Before the event, test out the questions with a small group of people to ensure they are clear, engaging, and appropriate for the audience.

  4. Set up the activity: At the event, set up the activity by providing instructions, materials, and any necessary equipment. Encourage participants to form small groups and take turns asking each other the questions.

  5. Facilitate the discussion: As the activity progresses, facilitate the discussion by encouraging active listening, follow-up questions, and respectful dialogue. You can also share your own insights and experiences to keep the conversation flowing.

Ideas on different themes of questions

To keep the summer-themed “This or That” questions fresh and engaging, you can explore different themes and categories that are relevant to the season. Here are some ideas:

  • Summer activities: Ask questions related to popular summer activities like swimming, hiking, or camping (e.g., “Beach or pool?” or “Tent camping or RV camping?”).
  • Travel destinations: Ask questions about different summer travel destinations and experiences (e.g., “Road trip or beach vacation?” or “Campfire or hotel room?”).
  • Summer fashion: Ask questions about summer clothing, accessories, and styles (e.g., “Sandals or flip-flops?” or “Sunglasses or hats?”).
  • Food and drink: Ask questions about summer food and drink favorites (e.g., “Ice cream or popsicles?” or “BBQ or picnic?”).
  • Music and entertainment: Ask questions about summer music festivals, concerts, and movies (e.g., “Outdoor concert or indoor venue?” or “Blockbuster movie or indie film?”).

By incorporating these different themes of questions into your summer-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 Summer themed This or That questions

  1. Hot Dog or Burger?
  2. Fireworks or sparklers?
  3. Beach or Pool?
  4. Boating or kayaking?
  5. Barbecue chicken or hamburgers?
  6. Swimming or Sunbathing?
  7. Fireworks or lanterns?
  8. Sunglasses or Hat?
  9. Reading or napping?
  10. Road Trip or Staycation
  11. Boat ride or jet ski?
  12. Ice Cream or Popsicles?
  13. Surfing or parasailing?
  14. Staycation or vacation?
  15. Ocean or Lake?
  16. Sunglasses or Hat
  17. Picnic or food truck?
  18. Fruit Salad or Potato Salad
  19. Air conditioning or fans?
  20. Tank tops or t-shirts?
  21. Water park or amusement park?
  22. Summer Camp or Summer School
  23. Barbecue or Picnic
  24. Grilling or picnicking?
  25. Biking or Hiking
  26. Hiking or Biking?
  27. Fishing or surfing?
  28. Hiking or biking?
  29. Watermelon or pineapple?
  30. Kayaking or Canoeing
  31. Drive-In Theater or Indoor Theater
  32. Sprinkler or Slip and Slide
  33. Tennis or Volleyball?
  34. Fireworks or Sparklers?
  35. Sunrise or Sunset
  36. Tennis or basketball?
  37. Amusement Park or Water Park
  38. Kayaking or paddleboarding?
  39. Ice Cream Cone or Popsicle
  40. Boating or Fishing?
  41. Road trip or staycation?
  42. Flip flops or sandals?
  43. Baseball or Soccer?
  44. Tennis or volleyball?
  45. S’mores or Marshmallows?
  46. Tanning or Reading?
  47. Flip Flops or Sandals?
  48. Summer camp or summer school?
  49. Shorts or skirts?
  50. S’mores or Ice Cream Sundae
  51. Barbecue or seafood?
  52. Sunset or sunrise?
  53. Baseball or soccer?
  54. Frisbee or volleyball?
  55. Road trip or beach vacation?
  56. Flip Flops or Sandals
  57. Sandcastles or water balloons?
  58. Summer school or summer camp?
  59. Outdoor concert or movie night under the stars?
  60. Fireworks or bonfire?
  61. Coconut or Pineapple?
  62. Lakeside or oceanside?
  63. Camping or Glamping
  64. Ocean or lake?
  65. Kayaking or paddle boarding?
  66. Water Balloon Fight or Water Gun Fight
  67. Corn on the cob or BBQ ribs?
  68. Camping or Glamping?
  69. Sunset or Sunrise?
  70. Baseball or Soccer
  71. Outdoor concerts or movie nights?
  72. Camping or glamping?
  73. Amusement park or water park?
  74. Lemonade or Iced Tea?
  75. Shorts or Skirts
  76. Sandcastle or rock sculpture?
  77. Swimming or tanning?
  78. Fireworks or Bonfire
  79. Hot Dog or Hamburger
  80. Zoo or amusement park?
  81. Lemonade or Iced Tea
  82. Air Conditioning or Breezy Windows
  83. Shorts or Skirts?
  84. Barbecue or Picnic?
  85. Fruit Salad or Potato Salad?
  86. Cotton Candy or Caramel Apples?
  87. Road Trip or Staycation?
  88. BBQ chicken or hot dogs?
  89. Beach or Pool
  90. Tanning or Sunburn
  91. Margarita or beer?
  92. Watermelon or Pineapple?
  93. Parasailing or jet skiing?
  94. Barbecue or picnic?
  95. Sunglasses or hat?
  96. Biking or hiking?
  97. Board games or outdoor games?
  98. Fishing or Boating
  99. Summer rain or summer sunshine?

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.