30 Interesting Conversation Starters and Ice Breaker Questions

30 Interesting Conversation Starters and Ice Breaker Questions

If you want to start having fun at dinner here are a few dinner conversations starts you can use. Print this out and then cut each topic out, then place it in a box or a jar. Then anytime the family is just sitting there not talking get someone to choose a conversation starter. No need to grab more than one unless you just want to make a game of it. Usually, once you get started the conversation will take a life of its own.

  • Name something that happened today that you loved.
  • If you won a million dollars after taxes, what’s the first thing you’d do with the money?
  • What’s your favorite thing about the person on your left?
  • If you had one wish, what would you wish for? (not more wishes)
  • What do you fear most in the world?
  • Who did something nice for you today?
  • What did you do for someone that was nice today?
  • What do you want to have for a meal next time you get to help plan?
  • If you could go anyplace for our summer vacation, where would it be?
  • What is one goal you hope to succeed at by the end of this year?
  • What do you think you’ll be doing in five years, ten years, twenty years?
  • If you could meet any famous person, living or dead, who would it be and what would you want to do with them?
  • What is your favorite book and why?
  • What is your favorite movie and why?
  • What book do you want to read next and why?
  • What movie do you want to see next and why?
  • What did you think of ____insert a current event here?
  • What is one word you’d use to describe yourself?
  • If you could learn any artistic skill what would it be?
  • What are you thankful for right now, and why?
  • What’s your earliest memory in life?
  • What do you think it’s like living in — fill in a place?
  • If you could be president of the USA what is the first thing you’d want to accomplish?
  • If you were the mayor of our city what is the one thing you’d want to be remembered for?
  • What do you want to be remembered for now?
  • If money were no object what would you do for a career?
  • If you could learn anything in school, what would it be?
  • What do you like most about your home?
  • If you could make up a new holiday, what would it be about and how would you celebrate it?

Remember to ask open-ended questions and for clarification from your kids when they talk. You want to look right at them and show interest in what they are saying. This not only builds communication skills, but it also builds confidence which is a great protection against peer pressure.

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