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30 Conversation Starters for Family Meals

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With sports and activities cancelled, and many working from home, families around the country will be sitting down for many more meals together.  We’ve gathered a list of questions to get the conversations flowing.  Print it out and post on the fridge, or if you need a project for the kids, have them cut out the questions into strips (fine motor skills practice!) or hand write them (it takes more time!) and put them into a jar.  Draw a new question each meal. 

If you had $100 to spend to help people, how would you spend the money?

What is one thing you are grateful for today?

If you could choose a new name for yourself, what would it be? 

If you could trade places with someone you know would you do it? Who would it be and why?

If you could have any superpower, which would you choose and why?

Who is the funniest person you know?

What is one way you helped another person today?

If you could trade places with your parents for a day, what would you do differently?

If you had to be trapped in a TV show, which one would it be and why?

If you could be an animal, what would you be and why?

What three words would you use to describe yourself?

Who is your best friend and why?

What are the qualities that make you a good friend?

What is the nicest thing a friend has ever done for you?

What personality trait has gotten you in the most trouble?

What is your favorite holiday and why?

Who is/was your most influential teacher or coach, and why?

Where would you like to go on our next family vacation?

What is one thing you could have done better today?

What is your least favorite chore?

If you could only eat three foods the rest of your life, what would they be?

If you could have dinner with anyone (past or present), who would it be and why?

What is the most beautiful place you have ever seen?

What is one thing you couldn’t live without?

If you had to live in another country, which one would you choose?

What is your greatest talent or ability?

What is something you want to learn how to do and why?

What would you wait in a really, really long line for?

Would you rather live for a week in the past or in the future?

Name a fear you would like to conquer.

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