Meaningful conversation with our kids is such a vital part of being an intentional mom, and it couldn’t be easier with these 30 great conversation starters. I even created them in a printable form so you can print them off and tuck them wherever they would be convenient to use. Just fill in your email below to have them sent right to your inbox (it’s free!)
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Then, you can stick them in a drawer in the kitchen for dinnertime conversation, tuck them in your purse for riding in the car, or grab them when you are off on a date night with one of your children.
However you choose to use them, you will be so glad to have them!
I don’t know about you, but sometimes in the hustle and bustle of my day, my brain just goes on autopilot, which can make it difficult to come up with some creative conversation. That’s where these have come in so handy for me. I hope you enjoy them as much as we do in our home!
Here are some amazing conversation starters to have with your kids.
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I find kids especially 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?
Meaningful conversation is such a great way to know our kids better, and it can be really fun as well. It’s all about having some fun questions to ask on hand and letting the conversation flow from there.