Table Talk

To create a Table Talk Jar, simply print out the pages below, cut the conversation prompts into strips, fold them, and place them in a jar. Open the jar during dinner and pick out a question. Everyone at the table has to answer the same question. Once a question has been answered, leave it out of the jar.


What are the three most interesting things about you?


Name five reasons you’re glad to be alive.


If you could have any super power, what would it be and why?


What’s your favorite song? Why?


Who is or was your favorite teacher? Why? 

 

 

What do you want to be when you grow up? Why?

 

What’s your favorite movie? Why? What do you think the take- away” message of this movie is?


Why do you think kids put rings in their eyebrows and noses and belly-buttons?

How about tattoos? Do you think you would ever want to do that? Why or why not?

 

If we could go anywhere you wanted on vacation, where would you choose? Why?


If you could have a conversation with anyone in history, who would it be? What would you want to ask them?

 

 

What is your earliest memory?

 

 

What are you most proud of?


If you could change one thing about your appearance, what

would it be?


Is there anything about you that inspires other people in any way?

 


What is your idea of an ideal day?


If you were invisible where would you go and what would you do?


What is a quality you wish you could have more of?


If you could ask anyone for help, who would it be and why?


What scares you the most and why?


What makes you feel better?


What do you worry about the most? 

 

What is your biggest goal this year?


What is your favorite thing about your relationship with members of your family? What is your least favorite thing about your relationship with members of your family?

 

 

Do you think you can tell your mom and dad anything?  Why or why not?

 

If you got into really big trouble, how do you think your mom and dad would respond?


Is there something your parents can do better that they aren’t doing now?


Do you feel like you could talk with your mom and dad about anything at all?


If just you and your mom or dad had a special day together what would you want to do?


Do your parents ever embarrass you? How?


How do you think your friends' families compare to yours? Are they about as close? Closer? More distant? Why do you think that?

 

Do you think your friends talk to their parents?

 

 

What do you think makes a family close?


On a scale of 1 to 10, how strict are your parents? What is the ideal number?

Is the discipline in your family fair?


What’s the best thing about your family?


 

If you could change one thing about your parents, what would it be?


 

What are the most important things your parents have taught you?


What do you think are the most important qualities of a good parent?

 


What do you think makes a happy family?


Tell each person in the family why you’re glad theyre part of the family.


How do you think your family is the same or different from other families?


Do you want to have kids when you grow up? Why or why not? What kind of parent will you be?


Do you think you will

be close to your siblings when you grow up?


How many of your ancestors can you name and what do you know about them?

 

What is your favorite family tradition?


What three words do you think best describe your family?


Which story did your teacher read to the class today?


What was your favorite part of the story?


What does your teacher have planned this week?


What are you looking forward to at school tomorrow?


What has been your most favorite activity this year?


What was your favorite part of your day?


Did you get frustrated with anything at school today?


Do you have any questions that maybe your teacher couldn’t answer?

 

What did you have for lunch (or, snack)?


Who did you sit by during lunch? What did you all talk about?

 

Who did you play with today?

 
What are your friends doing this weekend?


What is one thing that you learned today?


Did you do something kind for someone else today?


What was the hardest thing you had to do today?


Did any of your classmates do anything funny today?

 

Tell about something you read today.


Who did you play with at recess? What did you play?


Is there anything that your teacher could have done differently today?


What do you want to be when you grow up?

What is the one thing you can't live without?


If you had three wishes, what would they be?


If you could have a super power, what would it be? Why?


Describe your perfect day.


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


If you won $100, what would you do with it?

 

If you could be any type of sandwich what would you be and why?


What is your favorite thing to do outside?


If you could be anywhere right now where would you be? What would you be doing?

 

What is your favorite animal? Why?

 

What is the silliest face that you can make?


What is your favorite song? Why do you like it?


What was the best dream you ever had?


Where do you like to go in the car?


If you were at the grocery store, what would you like to buy?

 

 

Who do you love? Why?


What is your favorite smell? What is the yuckiest thing you’ve ever smelled?


What is your favorite weather? Why do you like that weather?


When did you last say, “ut-oh? What happened?


If you could be any animal which one would you be?


What do you like most about Easter?


What is something that you don’t like?


What is your favorite movie or TV show?


If you could only keep one toy which one would you keep?


If you could only keep one book which one would you keep?

What is your favorite time of day? Why?


What is the best gift that you ever received? What made it special?


What do you like the most about Christmas?


What is the coolest thing you have ever seen?


How many hugs do you need every day?


What sound annoys you the most?


What is the longest walk you have ever taken?


What do you like the most about Halloween?


Name someone that you trust. Why?


What is your favorite color?


What would you like to learn to do?


 

What should we do more of as a family?


What color is the happiest color? What makes it happy?


What would you do if you had no TV?


When you are afraid what do you do?


What is your favorite food?


If you could re-name yourself, what would you like to be called? Why?


Tell us a memory of something you did with us?


What is the first thing that you remember about Daddy (or a sibling)?

 
What is one thing that you do not want to sell, for any price?

 

What is the best surprise you ever had?


What is the prettiest thing you have ever seen?


If you joined the circus, who would you like to be? What act would you do?


What is your favorite room in the house? Why?


What do you like the most about Thanksgiving?


If you could be any vegetable, what would you be?


What was the nicest thing someone has ever done for you?


What is your favorite restaurant? What is your favorite thing to order?


What do you do if you see someone treated unfairly?


What is something special you want to do for a friend?


What makes you smile?


How would you describe yourself to someone

who hasnt met you?


What is your favorite chore to do in the house? Which is your least favorite chore?


 

What are your three greatest strengths?


What's a good way to respond when someone compliments you?

 
What's a good way to respond when someone criticizes you?


How do you know your parents love you? How do they show it?


What does integrity mean? Why is it important?


What is honor? Can you think of an example of someone acting honorably?


Name a costume or an item of clothing you love to wear.

 

What do you like to daydream about?

 

What's your favorite summer memory?


If you could make your own movie, what would it be about? Where would you set it?


What are the most important elements to include in a sincere apology?


If you had a "thank you" card right now, who would you send it to? Why?


If someone is mean to you or treats you unfairly, how would you respond?


Why is it important not to give up on something just because it's hard to do?


If you could be a teacher, what subject would you teach and how would you make learning fun?

What qualities does a person need to be a good friend?


What’s one thing you’d like to accomplish this year?


What’s your favorite part of the Christmas story?


 

Where should Mom and Dad go for their next date?


 

How would you help a friend who needs encouragement?


If you could have any wild animal in the world as a pet, which animal would you choose, and why?


If you could be an explorer for National Geographic, what area of the world would you most like to explore?

 
If you could choose your own nickname, what would it be?

 

If you were given one chance to travel back in time, what event would you like to see?

 

If you could invent one thing to make life easier for people, what would you invent?


When you grow up and have children, what will your kids like most about their uncles and

aunts (i.e. your brothers and sisters)?


If you could plan the kids' menu for a restaurant, what dishes would you serve?

If your friend was ill and confined to bed, name three things you could do to brighten his or her day.


If you were asked to organize a field trip for your class, where would you take them?

 

What are some meaningful ways to show love to others?


What's your favorite holiday and why?

If you were to write a book, what kind of story would it be?


What's the best way to spend a rainy day?


Why do you think Heavenly Father loves us so much?


If you could celebrate your birthday in any way you like, what would

you do?


What's the best compliment you've ever received?


Who are your heroes?


What do you think is the best way to make friends?


 

What’s your best family memory?


Who is the funniest person you know?


What would you like to be better at?


What’s your favorite thing about Grandma and/or Grandpa?


What’s the most courageous thing you’ve ever done?


What do you think it would have been like to be one of Jesus’ disciples?


Why do you think Heavenly Father created families?


Who is your best friend and what makes him or her so special?

Is there anybody at your school who’s new or seems to be left out a lot?

What would you say to Jesus if He were sitting here at dinner with us?


What’s your funniest joke or story?