Eating dinner as a family is one of the best ways to connect as a family, share what’s going on, and enjoy each other’s company. In today’s world, it’s easy to let our phones distract us at the dinner table. In an effort to strengthen family relationships and help parents connect with their children, we want to share 25 questions you can ask around the dinner table to help cultivate conversations with your children. We hope they are helpful in fostering intentional conversations in your home.

Be sure to take turns answering questions, too! This allows your children to learn even more about you in a fun way.

25 Questions to Ask Your Kids at Dinner

Questions about Your Kids’ Day

1. What was the best part of your day?

2. What was the hardest part of your day?

3. What’s something new you learned today?

4. What’s something that made you laugh today?

Silly Questions for Your Kids

5. Would you rather be 100 feet tall or the size of an ant?

6. If you could pick a new color for the sky, what color would you make it?

7. Would you rather fly or breathe underwater?

Questions about Your Kids’ Favorite Things

8. Who is your favorite movie character?

9. Who is your favorite superhero?

10. What’s your favorite thing about school?

11. What’s your favorite thing we do as a family?

12. What’s your favorite song?

13. If you could do anything you wanted for a day, what would you do?

14. What are you most thankful for?

Deep Table Topics for Your Kids

15. What makes a great friend?

16. What’s one thing you want to learn?

Table Talk Questions about Your Kids’ Future

17. What do you want to be when you grow up?

18. What would you do if you were president?

Questions about Your Kids’ Hopes & Dreams

19. What are you excited about for tomorrow?

20. If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?

Random Questions for Your Kids

21. What is your least favorite color?

22. What would you do with $100?

23. What’s one thing you are scared of?

24. If you could be any animal, what would you be and why?

25. If you could only eat 3 foods for the rest of your life, what would they be?

How to Use Family Dinner Questions for Kids

One fun way to use these questions is to write them on slips of paper and keep them in a jar or basket. Each night at dinner, every family member gets to pick one slip of paper from the jar and ask everyone else that question. Try it at dinner this week! You might be surprised by how much you learn about your family.

Take a Tour of Country Home Learning Center with the Family

We love to ask your kids questions when they come to class each day! We have many convenient locations and programs in San Antonio and Austin to choose from. Contact us today to schedule a tour and learn more!