How’s the conversation around your dinner table or in the car? In a distracted culture, we sometimes have to be deliberate about building good healthy conversations as a family. Here are a few questions to get you started. I’ve added questions for little ones to the end of the list.
• If you could start a restaurant, what would it be called and what would be on the menu?
• If you could donate a million dollars to the charities of your choice, to what groups or organizations would you give it?
• If you could take one friend and go on a one week (all expenses paid) vacation, where would you go and who would you bring?
• If you were going to make a movie, who would star in it and what would it be about?
• What would be the title of your autobiography and name some of the highlights?
• Where in this world do you want to visit before you die?
• Describe your dream dinner and who you would invite.
• If you could go back in history, what era or time period would you choose and why?
• If you could be one Bible character who would you be?
• If you had to perform one talent on stage in front of an audience, what would it be?
• If you had two days to go away and relax from all responsibilities what would you do?
Questions for Little Ones:
• Who is your favorite Bible Character?
• Where is your favorite place to visit?
• What animal do you like best?
• Which book do you like to read?
• What do you like to draw?
• Which color is your favorite?
• Which room do you like best in our house?
• Where is your favorite place to play?
• Name your favorite toy.
For more tips, check out Karol Ladd’s book A Positive Plan for Creating More Fun, Less Whining.