Dinner Table Conversation Starters with Your Kids

Dinnertime is one of the best ways to reconnect as a family, and that begins with great conversation starters for your kids. Instead of asking the typical “how was your day” question and getting a one word answer, here are some dinnertime conversation starters to hear about your kids’ days.

These will help you see how their mind works while problem solving, and how their personalities are developing. (One of the best parts about parenting, right?)

When talking with your kids, it’s okay to acknowledge if a negative thing happened. Especially as a parent, because you want to know if there may be a problem. But it’s also good to focus on the good things!

Dinner Conversation Starters for Kids

If you could have a superpower to help people, what would it be?

What was a not-so-great thing and a great thing that happened today?

What’s an interesting fact you learned during Science today?

Who did you talk to today? What did you talk about?

Which of your favorite TV shows would you want to be in, and why?

What games did you play during recess?

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?

If you had three wishes, what would they be?

What would you do on a perfect day?

What kind of writing have you been doing at school?

If you could learn about anything, what would it be?

Would you rather eat your least favorite vegetable, or have extra homework?

Did someone tell a funny joke today? What was it?

If you could have any animal as a pet, what would it be?

These dinnertime conversation starters for your kids will help make dinners lively and help you learn more about your family and how they see the world. What a fun way to spend the evening!