Controversial opinion: dinner is the best meal of the day. It’s nutritious, delicious, and the diversity of dishes you can bring to the table is astounding. Sure, breakfast is the most important and lunch helps you push through the day, but there’s something about feasting on a freshly cooked dinner that just can’t be beat—especially if you and your kids cook together!
There’s more to dinner than just food. For many busy families, gathering for a meal is the only moment that everyone is able to spend together. Time around the dinner table is time spent with family. It’s the perfect opportunity to get back in touch with your kids and find out what’s going on in their lives. I bet I’m not the only one with fond memories of joking and chatting with family around the dinner table!
However, in a world of phones, dinner conversation seems to come second to aimlessly scrolling through Instagram and watching TikToks. If your kids don’t have a Troomi phone that eliminates addictive social media, they may be too distracted by their mobile devices to participate in the conversation at hand.
We here at Troomi are firm believers that it’s important to take a break from technology and focus on family. So, in an effort to help you zest up your dinner table conversation and make new memories, we’ve compiled 50 fresh questions that are guaranteed to get you and your kids chatting like old friends.
50 Fresh Dinner Conversation Topics
Here are 50 questions you can use to start up a lively dinner conversation with your kids. Try out some of them today!
- What type of music are you into lately?
- You can invite three people, dead or alive, to a dinner party. Who would you invite?
- What concert would you go to if you could travel back in time?
- Who is your role model?
- What do you want to be when you grow up?
- What’s on your bucket list?
- If you could have one exotic animal for a pet, which would you choose and why?
- What country would you like to visit most?
- What language would you like to learn most?
- What is your favorite meal to cook?
- If you became president, what would be your first act in office?
- If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
- If you had to change your name, what would you change it to?
- What’s your favorite day of the week?
- Would you prefer to live in the mountains or on the beach?
- What’s your ideal weather?
- Do you have any new hobbies?
- If you could travel back in time, where and when would you visit?
- What is your most embarrassing moment?
- What is your earliest memory?
- What is your most beloved memory?
- What two things would you grab if your house was on fire?
- If you were to turn into an animal, which animal would it be?
- If you rubbed a genie’s lamp and got three wishes, what would you wish for?
- What is your favorite book and why?
- What is your favorite movie and why?
- What is your favorite animal?
- What is your favorite family tradition?
- What is your favorite month?
- What is your favorite holiday?
- Where do you see yourself in ten years?
- Where do you see yourself in twenty years?
- What’s the most exciting thing you’ve ever done?
- What is the nicest thing a friend has ever done for you?
- What is your love language?
- What’s your favorite snow day activity?
- If you were a contestant on a reality show, what show would it be and why?
- What is your favorite sport?
- If you had a superpower, what would it be?
- Are you an early bird or a night owl? Why?
- What would you do if you won the lottery?
- What does your perfect day look like?
- What did you do to help someone else today?
- What are three words you would use to describe yourself?
- If you were stuck on a deserted island and had only three things, what would they be?
- If your pet could talk, what do you think it would say?
- What are you most grateful for? Why?
- What is your greatest strength? Why?
- What do you do to get yourself out of a bad mood?
- When are you happiest?
- What is your love language?
Make It a Game
Attempts to revitalize dinner conversations can feel awkward at first. If that’s the case, try making it into a game! Take a few small slips of paper and write one question on each. Then, fold each paper up and place them in a bowl. At the start of dinner, have one of your kids pull out a question and read it—then sit back, relax, and let the conversation flow.
Creating Memories Around the Table
Dinner conversations are so important, because they help us reconnect with those we love most. Next time your kids pull out their phones at the table, encourage them to hit the “off” button and tune back into real life. You never know—you could make some pretty amazing new memories.