Looking for ways to up your connection with the members in your household? We’ve got you! Check out these 35+ questions to keep conversations going and help your family build a stronger connection!
How often do we find ourselves gathered around the dinner table asking each other the same old question “How was your day?” which is usually followed by a simple “good” or “okay”? Every night, right? Guilty here!
As much as we’d like to improve conversations and build a stronger connection with our children and spouses, i’ll admit, it’s downright complicated! Usually, by dinnertime, your mind is winding down from the entire day and the last thing you can do is pull out a creative question or topic discussion from the top of your head. But, you can pull some out of your pocket. That’s where we come in!
Of course, you won’t be asking the same old questions day after day. That’s just the opposite of what we’re trying to accomplish. This is the most perfect collection of questions for learning about each other’s personalities, not only because they are on a deeper level, but also because the answers given may change frequently. These questions can also get them thinking creatively themselves!
Ask about their goals and plans:
What is something you’re excited for this week?
If you could save up enough money for just one thing, what would it be?
What is something you’d like to do, but can’t yet?
What do you think you’ll be doing in 10 years?
What was your first thought when you woke up this morning?
What is your dream job?
If you could spend a whole day to yourself, what would you do?
Sparking a conversation about goals an aspirations can help you show your support and guide them into working towards them.
Just for fun questions:
If you could learn how to make any recipe, what would you make?
What is your current favorite song?
If you could vacation anywhere, where would it be?
If you could be anyone in this world for one day, who would you be, and why?
What is the weirdest food you’ve ever eaten?
If you had a restaurant, what would be on the menu?
If a genie granted you 3 wishes, what would you wish for?
These questions will make them think and help build creativity as they come up with distinctive questions, which again, will change with time!
Things going on around you
What have you learned today?
Did you talk to any friends today?
Did you enjoy the weather today?
What have you daydreamed about today?
What was your favorite part about the day?
Did you see anything out of the ordinary today?
Learn about the specifics of their day and how things went through their perspective.
Would you rather questions
Would you rather go to a pool or play in the snow?
Would you rather be 5 years older, or 5 years younger?
Would you rather eat an entire onion or an entire lemon?
Would you rather take an art class or a music class?
Would you rather have super strength or super speed? Why?
Would you rather live in a tee pee or an igloo?
Would you rather ride in a helicopter or a hot air balloon?
Would you rather questions can be super simple and yet super inventive at the same time. The answers can typically distinguish fun personality traits you may not have known about that person (artistic, likes cooler weather).
Write these down and next time you find yourself at the table without much to say, pop out a few questions from this list!
Let us know what you think below!