Saturday, October 10, 2015

40 Conversation Starters For Kids {Free Printable}

Looking for new and fun ways to engage with your kids? Try these fun conversation starters!

I don't know about you, but we spend an awful lot of time in our car. As soon as the kids get home from school we are jumping in the car to go to dance and music lessons, cross country practices and meets, and all kinds of other things. The older they get, the busier they get, and short of forbidding them to be well-rounded, I can't do much about it.

Usually, the girls are turning on the radio to their favorite Top 40 station before I've even put the car into gear. And while sometimes we're all happier just rocking out to some Uptown Funk or whatever else is popular at the moment, I wish the radio weren't on so darn much.

When you're in the car with your kids, you have a captive audience. Make the most of it with these 40 conversation starters! #overstuffedlife

It's hard to find time to talk to my kids. 

When they're home, they're busy. And when they're not home, well, they're not home! Sometimes those moments in the car driving them to their various activities is the only real time I have to check in with them and see how they are doing. And once we're finished with the "How was your day today?" and "What did you do at school?" sorts of topics, we're done.

I want more.

So, I decided to make my own Top 40. 

I came up with a list of 40 questions that can start a conversation with my girls while we're driving. I figure that they can't run away from it—when they are in the car, they are a captive audience. Belted in and everything! (Cue evil mom laugh here.)

Now, I can choose one thing off the list for every chauffeuring run I make during the day. Some things are silly, some things are a little more deep, but all of them should at least start a good conversation that lasts more than a couple minutes.

Hopefully, they'll kick start much longer conversations!

I'm excited to learn more about my children!

Want to get to know your children better and have some great conversation? Try these conversation starters. #overstuffedlife

This is only page 1—to download the entire file enter your email address below: 40 Conversation Starters for Kids That Go Beyond "How Was Your Day?"

Looking for a fun way to start conversations with your kids while in the car, at dinner, or any other time? Try these fun conversations starters and get to know your kids better!

This post is part of my 31 Days to a Happier Home series.

To see all the posts in this series, click here: 31 Days to a Happier Home
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Lara Neves
Lara Neves

Lara is mom to three daughters—two teens and a tween. She loves to share her parenting and homemaking triumphs and failures here at Overstuffed! She was diagnosed with Lyme disease in 2015 and has been fighting it ever since. When she isn't working on her mother of the year award, you can find her reading, singing, or taking photos.

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