30 Great Conversation Starters to Have With Your Kids

30 Great Conversation Starters to Have With Your Kids

30 great conversation startersI find kids love hearing stories from when I was a kid, even the most reluctant talker ends up engaging in conversations like these.  Choose one, choose them all, but these are a great way to get the conversations going!

1.  When I was a kid my best friend was ____________.  What made them my best friend was the way he/she_____________________.  What do you look for in a friend?

2.  When I was a kid what I loved about summer was________________.  What do you love about summer?

3.  What I love about fall is_____________.  What do you love about fall?

4.  What I love about winter is____________.  What do you love about winter?

5.  What I love about spring is______.  What do you love about spring?

6.  What I love about summer is_________.What do you love about summer?

7.  My proudest moment in elementary school was_________.  What are you most proud of during those years?

8.  My proudest moment in high school was_________?  What are you most proud of during your older years?

9.  My favorite school subject was________.  What is your favorite school subject?

10.  The subject I hated in school was___________.  What is your hardest subject?

11.  In one word friends would describe me as_________.  How would your friends describe you?

12.  The best memory I have of spending time with my mom while I was growing up is the time we_________.  What is one way you would love to make a memory with me?

13.  The best memory I have of spending time with my dad while I was growing up is the time we______________.  What is one way you would love to make a memory with your dad?

14.  The best memory I have of spending time with my siblings while I was growing up was the time we________.  What is one thing you would love to do with your siblings to make a memory?

15.  My favorite family vacation was___________.  If we could take a family vacation anywhere, where would it be?

16.  When I was in first grade I thought I would grow up to be a_________.  What was your dream job in first grade?

17.  When I was a kid my favorite place to be, my special place was_____________.  Where is your special place?

18.  My favorite ice cream flavor is__________.  What’s yours?

19.  A food I used to hate but that I now love is____________.  What food have you learned to like?

20.  My most embarrassing moment has been when___________.  What’s yours?

21.  My favorite book of all time is____________.  What’s your favorite book?

22.  My favorite thing to do in my free time when I was a kid was_______.How do you like to spend your free time?

23.  The first time I accomplished something that I never thought I could do was when I________.  What would you love to accomplish that seems out of reach to you now?

24.  Three things I can still hear my mom tell me are__________.  What are three things I have told you that stick in your head even now?

25.  Three things I can still hear my dad tell me are__________.  What are three things dad has told you that stick in your head even now?

26.  My favorite place to visit is__________.  What is your favorite place?

27.  The worst job I ever had was______ because________.  What has been the worst job you have ever had to do?

28.    The first movie I remember ever seeing was________.  What is the first movie you remember seeing?

29.  The most embarrassing thing my mom ever did was________.  What have I done that has embarrassed you?

30.  The most embarrassing thing my dad ever did was______?  What has dad done that has embarrassed you?

The next time you have a few moments to spend with your child, try going through these questions and learn a bit more about each other.

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Jennifer Roskamp

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