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67 Questions to Ask at the Dinner Table

67 Questions to Ask at the Dinner Table - Proline Range Hoods

Today, quality time with family is more important than ever.

Some of the best memories, biggest laughs, and heartfelt moments happen over conversations in the kitchen at the dinner table.

So we have to be very intentional about creating spaces and time to make those memories and connections.

If you have kids or grandkids, remember these classic dinner table rules:

  • No phones at the table.
  • You have to try at least two bites of everything.
  • No elbows on the table.
  • Before you can be excused, you have to tell me about your day.

Dinner time is a great time for fun conversation, bonding, and growth as a family. You want your kids to grow up learning that as well. My parents used to tell me, “If you don’t like dinner, you know when breakfast is served.” “You get what you get and you don’t throw a fit.”

This helped me realize that you can’t take anything for granted. Don’t complain and be respectful. Enjoy your food and cherish the time with your family.

In today’s world, some people would rather be on their smartphones than talk with parents and siblings. But give some of these conversation starters a try. You’d be surprised how fun dinner conversations can be, even with those you live with. Not to mention it’s good to break away from screens for a little while.

  1. What are your goals for this year?
  2. What are you looking forward to tomorrow?
  3. Who is your favorite author?
  4. If you could fix one problem in the world, what would it be?
  5. What's your favorite place you've ever visited?
  6. What are three foods you can’t stand?
  7. If you could have one superpower, what would it be?
  8. What do you admire most in people?
  9. What’s your biggest fear?
  10. Who’s your favorite athlete?
  11. Where do you like to shop?
  12. Are you doing anything fun this week?
  13. Where would you like to travel one day?
  14. What’s one thing you wished you had learned in school?
  15. Who do you look up to the most?
  16. What’s the scariest thing that’s happened to you?
  17. What’s your favorite memory with your family?
  18. What is your most embarrassing moment?
  19. What are you most proud of?
  20. What is your favorite TV show?
  21. What are you thankful for?
  22. What’s your favorite color? Why?
  23. What do you miss most about your childhood?
  24. What are your best qualities?
  25. What’s the most difficult decision you had to make this year?
  26. Are you a dog person or a cat person?
  27. What’s the funniest joke you’ve heard?
  28. If you could only eat three foods for the rest of your life, what would they be?
  29. Have you read any good books lately?
  30. If only five people were left on Earth, who would you want to live with?
  31. Who is your favorite superhero and why?
  32. What’s your favorite holiday?
  33. What’s one thing you regret doing as a kid?
  34. What was your favorite job?
  35. Who is your favorite musical artist?
  36. What instruments do you play?
  37. What was your dream job or career as a kid?
  38. What’s one skill you wish you had?
  39. What’s one thing you wished you did differently today?
  40. If you could have another hobby, which one would it be?
  41. What would you title your autobiography?
  42. If you could bring one person back to life, who would it be?
  43. What is your favorite Christmas song?
  44. What music do you listen to?
  45. What are your worst pet peeves?
  46. If you could be president, what’s the first thing you would do?
  47. What's the best advice you've ever heard?
  48. What’s your favorite restaurant?
  49. If you could be any character in a movie, who would you be?
  50. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you go?
  51. If you were famous, what would you be famous for?
  52. What’s your favorite time of the year?
  53. What was your favorite class in school?
  54. What’s your favorite number and why?
  55. What's your favorite family tradition?
  56. Have you ever broken a bone? How?
  57. If you could meet one famous person, who would it be?
  58. What's your earliest memory?
  59. If you could time travel, would you go to the past or the future?
  60. If you could pick a different career path, what would it be?
  61. What would you do with $100,000?
  62. If you were a dog, what breed would you be?
  63. What was your favorite part of today?
  64. What was the hardest part of your day? How did you overcome it?
  65. What did you believe as a child that turned out to be false?
  66. What's something new you want to do this year?
  67. What’s something new you learned today?

And a final question: what did you think of these questions? Hopefully, they give you some inspiration for your next conversation at the dinner table. Of course, you won’t be able to ask all of them in one sitting. But try a few different ones every day and see what engages your family and gets a conversation going.

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