Family conversation starters can bring a fresh perspective to everyday conversations. As long as everyone is willing to be open to the conversation coming from a different perspective, these conversation starters can initiate conversations that just might open up a whole new world of ideas, feelings, and experiences.
1. What is your favorite childhood memory? – To start a conversation about treasured memories for each family member and the experiences that bring them joy and/or nostalgia.
2. If you could do anything for a day, what would it be? – A fun and interesting question to explore each family member’s dreams and what they would enjoy doing if they had the opportunity.
3. What is something you have been wanting to do? – To encourage family members to discuss what activities and things they have been wanting to do and discover ways to make it happen.
4. What is the best thing that you have ever done for someone? – To discuss experiences of kindness and compassion and inspire others to do the same.
5. What is your favorite family tradition? – An opportunity to learn more about each others’ customs, celebrations, and values and appreciate each other’s outlook on life.
6. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? – A thought-provoking question that encourages self-reflection and perhaps offer helpful guidance from family members.
7. If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go? – To explore the different cultures, attractions, and activities each member may want to experience and gain a better understanding of the world.
8. What are you most thankful for? – To count your blessings as a family and appreciate what is most meaningful and precious to you.
9. What did you learn today? – To share different perspectives and knowledge about school, life, or anything discussed during the day.
10. How do you feel when you help someone else? – To motivate kindhearted behavior and reflect on the positive effects doing something kind can have on yourself and others.
11. What is the most interesting thing that you have heard today? – To encourage curiosity and share interesting stories or news they have recently heard to spark stimulating conversation.
12. What do you admire most about someone? – To focus on positive qualities and recognize the appreciation of them shared in the family.
13. If you could have any superpower, what would it be? – To liven up conversations with a bit of make-believe and explore each other’s imaginative side.
14. What trait do you look up to in other people? – A great question to identify personal values within the family group and compare different qualities that are admirable from different individuals.
15. What is your biggest fear? – A deep and meaningful question that can uncover different insecurities and concerns that family members might have and help each other to conquer them.
16. If you could go back in time, which era would you choose? – To explore the different eras in history and reflect a bit on the evolution of communication, technology, and opportunities.
17. What is one thing you would like to improve over the next few months? – To give family members ideas or challenges to work on and to encourage each other in setting personal goals.
18. What is one thing that you have learned that has never changed? – To reflect on and appreciate wise nuggets of insight and aging wisdom.
19. If today was your last day, what would you be sure to do? – An interesting and thought-provoking question to put life in perspective and think about what is truly important to each and every family member.
20. What is something that you are proud of yourself for doing? – A heartwarming question that helps each person to celebrate achievements and inspire motivation.