Monday 19 October 2015


About a year or so ago a friend recommended a conversation jar for dinner time. It seemed like a good idea. They had found a list of questions on the Internet and shared them with us. We've adapted some, and added others. And while it's not something we use every night, we do use it from time to time - sometimes when the conversation is a little slow, otherwise when the children are getting restless and need a change in focus.

Because we don't use it every night, it seems to hold more weight when it is pulled out. And the children get excited about it all over again.

Here are some of the questions from our jar:

What made you laugh today?
What is your favourite game to play?
Describe your perfect day.
What is your favourite animal?  Why?
What did you dream last night?
What is your favourite season and why?
What do you want to be when you grow up?
Who in your class seems sad?
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?
If you had 3 wishes, what would they be?
What would you like to learn to do?
What should we do more of as a family?
What do you enjoy doing with your family?
When was the last time you were sad? Why?
What is your favourite food?
What makes you happy?
What is the best thing that ever happened to you?
Who is the funniest person you know?
What is your favourite part of the house?  Why?
If you could be any vegetable, what would you be?
What is your favourite thing to do with your mum?
What is your favourite thing to do with your dad?
What is your favourite thing to do you with your brother/sister?
If you could have any animal for a pet which one would you choose?
If you could play any instrument, which would you choose and why?
What is the best thing that happened to you last year?

images the indigo crew 


  1. I love this idea. My baby is 10 months but when he grow up We will use this practise. I've loved it. Thank you for sharing! Have a good day!

    1. Even my little ones enjoy trying to answer some of the questions. Thanks for reading.