99 Family Conversation Starters

kid conversation starters

These conversation starters are great for help during dinner to keep the conversation going with your kiddos! My hubby and I often fall into the trap of talking to each other about our day and failing to purposefully engage the kids during meal times. I love this! Our jar of 99 Conversation Questions is not an “original idea” one of my daughter’s good friends was gifted a jar of “Family Preserves” for Christmas one year. The majority of the questions listed come from her collection.  Thanks Melody for letting me borrow your jar, copy your questions and add a couple dozen more. Thanks also to the QM facebook participants who helped add to the the list!

What you’ll need to make your own Jar of Talking Fun: family conversation ideas


kid conversation starters


Some of our kids favorite conversations are:

  • What is the yuckiest thing you ever smelled?
  • When was the last time you were silly?  What did you do that was funny?
  • What is your favorite thing that _________ does for or with you?
  • Where do you like to go in the car?
  • What type of super-hero would you want to be?

…and there are dozens more!


First, we printed up our questions.   The link should open a massive list of 99 different conversation starters.  We painted the backs of our pages with shaving cream finger paint, then cut them into long slips.  Emily, a friend, inspired us to swirl our slips or fold them into springs.  Anything to make them fun to open.  Then stuff them into the jar and – viola!  You have a simple gift that keeps giving!  Hours of family chatter!


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About Rachel

An original "Quirky Momma" blogger and "Mommy" to six kids under six, when Rachel is not wiping crayon off the walls or wading through laundry, she can be found exploring and creating with her kiddos. She hopes to be someone who acts justly, loves kindness and walks humbly before God (Micah 6:8).