Our Favorite Family Conversation Starters

Our Favorite Family Conversation Starters

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Whether your family looks like just you and your spouse, a gaggle of children, aging parents, or even roommates-who-have-become-like-family, you're likely looking for ways to deepen your relationships and create a warm, loving atmosphere inside the walls of your home. Enter: conversation starters!

The simple habit of consistently cultivating intentional conversation can be incredibly powerful in building strong families. Relationships are built and renewed little by little, through time spent talking, listening, and learning. But sometimes, it can feel hard to get your loved ones to open up, or to keep everyone engaged. 

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We've been there, and we're here to help! To help you stay close with the people you love, we've put together 25 carefully-crafted conversation starters that are guaranteed to spice up your conversations and bring the fun.

Print them out (there's an easy download above!), then keep them in a jar on the dinner table or bring them along on a road trip. These family conversation starters are perfect for most ages, from 5 to 95+.

25 Family Conversation Starters

  1. What is something you’d like to become really good at?

  2. Where would you spend all your time if you could?

  3. What would you like me to do more of?

  4. What would you like me to do less of?

  5. What are three ways we’re similar, and three ways we’re different?

  6. Where would you like more freedom in your life?

  7. What’s been your happiest memory this year?

  8. What are you most excited about for the year ahead?

  9. When people come to you for help, what do they usually want help with?

  10. What do you wish you knew more about?

  11. How do you show the people you love you care in small or big ways?

  12. If you didn’t have to sleep, what would you do with the extra time?

  13. What is something you really love about your body?

  14. If you could grow anything in the yard, what would it be?

  15. What is your favorite subject in school?

  16. What is your favorite holiday?

  17. Would you like to be famous? In what way?

  18. What is most important to you right now?

  19. What are you most proud of?

  20. What is your favorite book, movie, and TV show?

  21. What are your favorite simple things that bring you joy?

  22. Who is a person you really look up to? Why?

  23. Do you think our schedule is too full, too empty, or just right?

  24. What is your least favorite chore?

  25. What is your favorite vacation we’ve ever taken?

Even the simplest questions can lead to meaningful connections and deeper relationships when used as a springboard for open-ended conversation!

We'd love to hear from you! What are your go-to conversation starters? Tell us in the comments below!

P.S. Looking for more conversation starters? You'll LOVE our Cultivated Conversation Card deck

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