Dinnertime conversations are powerful. Use these 20 dinner time questions to get your kids talking!
The research is clear that one simple thing can have profound impact on children and teens: the family dinner. Kids who eat dinner together at least five nights a week with their family are more likely to do well in school, eat more fruits and vegetables, and are less likely to partake in high-risk activities like underage drinking.
Did you know that the conversations you have at the dinner table can boost your child’s vocabulary as much or more than reading aloud to them? You can be intentional and get the conversation going by asking open-ended questions. Here are some questions to get your kids talking at the dinner table.
20 Dinner Time Questions to Get Your Kids Talking
- What was the best part of your day?
- What was the worst part of your day?
- What made you laugh today?
- What made you sad today?
- Who were you kind to today?
- How did you show love today?
- What new thing did you learn today?
- If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?
- What’s the last dream you remember?
- If you won a million dollars, what would you do with it?
- If you could have any wild animal for a pet, which one would you choose?
- If you had to lose one of your five senses, which would you choose and why?
- If you had to eat only one food for the rest of your life, which food would it be?
- What would you do if one of your friends was being picked on by other kids?
- What’s the bravest thing you’ve ever had to do?
- If you could travel to another time, what time period would you want to visit?
- If you could be an Olympic gold medalist in any sport, which one would you choose?
- What is the most exciting thing that’s happened to you so far in your life?
- If you could change the ending to your favorite book, how would you change it?
- If you could move anywhere in the world, where would you move to and why?
I hope this list helps you get talking at the dinner table! Let’s grow the list–add your favorite dinner time questions in the comments. 🙂