25 Conversation Starters for Families

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25 Conversation Starters for Families

May 08, 2020
posted by Mindy Stumpf

Ready for a creative new way to engage the whole family? Look no further than Radio Flyer’s printable list of 25 conversation starters. While we all love our daily conversations about the weather and how our days were, these fun and silly conversation starters will have imaginations running wild. Something as simple as a question can spark creative ideas, lively debates, and thought-provoking daydreams. Whether your family uses these conversation starters at the dinner table or as part of a silly game, everyone will laugh, enjoy, and even learn something new about their family members.


Parents can print out the list and use as-is for a reference or follow the directions to make a DIY idea jar. Cut the list into slips of paper along the dashed lines. Put all of the ideas into a bucket or jar – decorate with your family if you want! –  and pull out a new way to play whenever you need it. We even left a few blank slips if your family has their own ideas to add. Kids can even call their grandparents, other relatives, or friends and ask them for their answers! Check our list of 25 questions.

  1. If you could be any animal which one would you be and why?
  2. If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life what would it be?
  3. What do you want to be when you grow up and why?
  4. Would you rather fly to the moon or explore under the sea?
  5. What is your favorite toy and why?
  6. If you could build anything in your backyard what would you make and why?
  7. If you could travel anywhere right now where would you go and why?
  8. What is something you would like to learn how to do and why?
  9. Would you rather be able to fly or have the power of invisibility?
  10. Who inspires you and why?
  11. If you could be friends with one book or movie character who would it be?
  12. What is your favorite number and why?
  13. Which famous person would you like to meet?
  14. What is your favorite season of the year and why?
  15. Do you like playing inside or outside better and why?
  16. If you could make your own holiday what would it be called and how would people celebrate it?
  17. What is your favorite place in your house?
  18. If your favorite restaurant had a sandwich named after you, what would be on it?
  19. What is the happiest color and why?
  20. What is your favorite family memory?
  21. Would you rather time travel to 1920 or 3020?
  22. What’s the silliest joke you know by heart?
  23. If you could make one rule for the day that everyone had to follow, what would it be?
  24. If you had to pick a new name for your family members, what would everyone’s new names be?
  25. Would you rather go on a beach getaway or explore a new city and why?

What’s your go-to ice breaker? Let us know by using #radioflyer, and be sure to check out more activities for the whole family at radioflyer.com/playingathome.