Need some ideas to start a conversation with your family? We put together 50 of our best conversation starters!
Growing up, our mom was a rock star at making sure we had dinner together every night.
It got crazy with 6 kids around the dinner table when we were growing up, but some of our best memories were made there and it’s the best thing we could have done together.
We truly believe that having dinner together as a family helped shape us into the people we are today.
We had a few family dinner rules:
- no phones at the table (we also turned off our landline back in the day so that we weren’t interrupted)
- you had to try at least one bite of everything
- if you didn’t like what was being served for dinner, breakfast was in the morning
We would use that time at dinner to talk about our days and things that were going on in our lives.
Dinner time was the perfect time to connect with meaningful conversation.
With work, school and all of the other activities families have going on, dinner time is often the only time they have quality time together to communicate.
After a long day, you may find your family doesn’t have much to say at the dinner table.
We thought we would help you out with a list of 50 Dinner Conversation Starters! These are a great way to get your dinner conversation started. These family conversation starters are a fun way to get to know your favorite people during your family meal.
We hope you will take the time to sit down together as a family at dinner time and get to know each other better. It’s the most important thing you can do together!
Scroll down to the bottom of the page for a FREE printable of these questions!
How to use these family dinner conversation questions:
Print this list of questions, cut paper into strips, and place all the questions into a mason jar or a bowl.
Take turns going around the table and drawing out a question. Take turns going around the table and drawing out a question. Remember, some of the best questions are simple questions!
You could have each person choose a new question to answer or you could have one person choose a question and have everyone answer it. These are open-ended questions, so make sure you’re not getting one-word answers from your kids! Take advantage of this time to get to know each family member on a deeper level while enjoying good food around the dinner table.
50 Family Dinner Conversation Starters:
1. What was the best part of your day?
2. If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be?
3. If you could be a famous person for a week, who would you be and why?
4. If you could have any superpower, which would you choose?
5. If you had one wish (and you can’t wish for more wishes), what would you wish for and why?
6. If you could eat just one food everyday for a month and nothing else, what would it be?
7. What is your biggest fear?
8. What is one way you helped another person today?
9. If you could trade places with your parents for a day, what would you do differently?
10. If you could have one dream come true, what would it be?
11. If you could pick your own name, what would it be?
12. If you could be an animal, what would you be and why?
13. What is your favorite thing to do on a road trip and why?
14. If you could see your future, where would you be in ten years?
15. If you could eat dinner with any famous person (dead or alive), who would you choose and why?
16. If you could have any pet, what would you choose and why?
17. What is your favorite childhood memory?
18. What three words would you use to describe yourself?
19. What are the qualities that make you a good friend?
20. What is the nicest thing a friend has ever done for you?
21. What is your favorite movie and why?
22. What is your favorite family tradition?
23. What is your favorite sport to play?
24. If you could play any instrument, what would it be and why?
25. What is your favorite holiday and why?
26. What is one thing you are grateful for today?
27. What is your favorite book and why?
28. What has been the happiest day of your life so far and why?
29. What do you want to be when you grow up and why?
30. Where would you like to go on our next family vacation?
31. What is one thing you could have done better today?
32. Who is one person in your life you are thankful for and why?
33. What is the craziest thing or weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten?
34. What is your earliest memory?
35. What is your most embarrassing moment?
36. What is your least favorite chore?
37. If you could only eat three foods the rest of your life, what would they be?
38. If you could have dinner with anyone (past or present), who would it be and why?
39. If you could stay up all night, what would you do?
40. What is the most beautiful place you have ever seen?
41. What is one thing you couldn’t live without?
42. If you were on a deserted island, what would you take and why?
43. If you had to live in another country, which one would you choose?
44. What is your greatest talent or ability?
45. What fictional character are you most like and why?
46. If you could travel back in time, where would you go?
47. What is something you want to learn how to do and why?
48. What would you do if you were a king or a queen?
49. If you were invisible for a day, what would you want to observe?
50. If you had the attention of the world for just 10 seconds, what would you say?
Click here for a FREE Printable of these conversation starters:
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- Chicken Zucchini Casserole
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- Cowboy Casserole
- Fried Pork Chops
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Looking for more dinner conversation starters? Be sure to check out this post from Beauty and Bedlam!