Having a hard time getting kids to open up about their day? These family conversation starters for kids will get them talking and laughing before you know it.
55 Awesome Conversation Starters for Kids
If you need to find a way to get your kids to open up, you need to check out this list of Conversation Starters For Kids.
Lately, I’ve tried making family dinner at the table a mandatory event. The older my daughter gets, the more I realize her mind is growing far faster then I ever imagined. But getting any information from her is getting harder each and every day.
I never want to lose that connection with her. And as we go about our daily grind I realize it’s getting harder and harder to have that connection with her.
I want the dinner table to be a place where we can unwind, talk about our days, and laugh with each other. But that’s not usually the case.
In the past, I tried hard to ask her about her day, how her grades are, how her friends are. But the more I ask, the more I get the standard response of a tween… “Fine.”
Well… it’s not fine.
Not for me anyway.
At age 10, she isn’t getting any easier to talk to. So I had to come up with some new ways to get her to open up, and for us to keep that connection we’ve always had.
I came up with a list of about 55 questions that I can ask her (or she could ask me) to get the conversation going.
Some questions are thought-provoking while others are just silly and fun. But each and every question on this list of Conversation Starters For Kids will get your kids to open up and talk to you again.
So dinner can be more than you just nagging them to eat their veggies and your kids wanting to leave.
What are some good conversation starters for kids?
You don’t need to have a big introduction. Kids respond a lot better than when you catch them off guard. So the next time you are sitting around the dinner table, or sitting in the car in traffic, or waiting in the grocery store line… try out some of these fun conversation ideas.
What is the WORST thing about being ___ years old?
What is the BEST thing about being ___ years old?
What was your most embarrassing moment?
What has been the happiest day of your life?
When were the most scared? What scared you?
If you could change one thing in the world, what would you change?
If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
What is the one thing you couldn’t live without?
What is your favorite movie of all time?
What cartoon character would you like to be and why?
If you had one superhero power, what would it be?
If you could be any animal, which animal would you choose?
Describe your perfect day.
What job would you like to have when you grow up?
Who is your best friend and why?
If you could sell anything to make money, what would you sell?
What was your favorite part of your day today?
What was your worst part of your day today?
What is one of your favorite all-time memories?
Describe your dream vacation.
If you were given $20 right now, what would you do with it?
Describe yourself with 3 words.
If you could be invisible for a day, what would you do?
What is your favorite meal?
What is the funniest joke you know?
What is your favorite Holiday and why?
If you could change one thing in our house, what would it be?
If you could build anything in our backyard, what would it be?
Describe a movie you would like to star in.
If you could only keep one toy, what would it be?
What is your least favorite chore?
What are you the proudest of about yourself?
If you could take 3 things to a deserted island, what would they be?
What is the nicest thing anyone has ever said to you?
What was the nicest thing you have ever said to anyone?
If you had wings for only one day, where would you fly?
If you had 3 wishes, what would they be?
What is your favorite season and why?
What is your favorite family tradition?
What do you think about when you are trying to go to sleep?
What makes you the happiest?
If you had to leave home in an emergency, what 3 things would you take?
What is your favorite part of the day?
What do you think is the most important quality in a person?
What’s your favorite fashion trend?
What’s your least favorite fashion trend?
If you could add a family rule, what would it be?
What do you think our family should do more together?
What are some things our family has that others don’t?
If you could write a book, what would it be about?
Name one kind thing you did today.
What is something you are good at?
What is something you wish you were better at?
Where would you like to live someday? A house in the country, an apartment in the city, on a farm, or in an RV that travels around?
Give a compliment to the person to your right.
The benefits of getting your kids to open up
Having more conversations with kids can have a TON of benefits.
- Kids open up so they feel more secure in being able to talk to you about any topic in the future.
- It helps bond families by letting everyone get to know each other a little better.
- It promotes thinking and listening.
- You can use their answers to reinforce family values or family rules.
- You can get a really good grasp on how they feel about themselves or other members of the family.
- Don’t forget to download the FREE Printable of 55 Conversation Starters for Kids!
- And start to enjoy talking to your kids again.
Remember to follow up every answer with “Why?” or “How?” to really keep the conversation going. Before you know it, you are deep in discussion and learning new things about your kids every day!
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