Get the Family Chatting Together Using our FREE Printable Dinner Conversation Cards!

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Try playing these conversation cards at the dinner table with your family this holiday season!

free printable starters in a box

Let’s encourage family discussions with this easy DIY project! ❤️

Need a holiday table activity that doesn’t require a ton of effort? Check out these fun and free printable dinner conversation starter cards! All you have to do is print and cut out these conversation prompts, then place them in a box, jar, or container to store nearby. Let the family sharing and bonding begin! I’ve even included some blank cards for you to write customized questions on your own too!

conversation cards in front of a family at the table

My kids are getting older and will often head back to their rooms after dinner pretty quickly 😂 and I am loving this idea of picking a question or two to discuss at dinner to make this time well spent and special. I especially love this idea when you have extended family over and the conversation hits a lull. It’s also an easy way to talk about some new ideas and share things we maybe never thought to share before. ❤️

placing free printable conversation cards in a box

cutting out cards

Tips for making & having a great time with these dinner conversation cards:

  • Consider having your conversation cards laminated if you’ll be using them at the table so you can wipe off food/drinks.
  • Use a cute recipe box to keep the cards in! I attached this chalkboard label to my box. It actually has magnets on the back of it to attach to the fridge!

printale conversation cards box with label

magnetic recipe box with cards


DIY Conversation Card Box

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Directions

1

Print the pages and cut out each individual card. You can laminate them if you’d like.

2

Place the cards in a recipe box or a holder.

3

During dinner, pick a couple of cards and go around the table answering the questions to connect and share.


woman holding conversation cards

Curious what starter prompts are on these conversation cards? Here’s the full list:

  • If you could interview anyone, dead or alive, who would it be and what would you ask?
  • What does the perfect day look like to you?
  • What place do you want to travel to most and why?
  • If you could achieve one large goal in life, what would it be?
  • What movie could you watch multiple times and why?
  • What is your favorite song and why?
  • What’s the funniest thing you’ve ever had happen?
  • If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
  • If you could take only 3 items on a deserted island, what would they be?
  • If you could be any animal, what would it be and why?
  • Name 3 things you are most proud of.
  • What is your favorite food of all time and why?
  • What 3 things are you most grateful for today?
  • Name some random acts of kindness ideas we could accomplish.
  • Who was your favorite teacher of all time and why?
  • What is your dream job/career and why?
  • What do you love most about the person to the left of you?

kids holding conversation cards

Talking to my kids is the best part of my day, so I love these conversation starter cards!

We usually discuss the highs/lows of our day, but I love how these topics can spark some other fun conversations. I also think most of these could be great conversation starters for friends or any group. You could also come up with your own questions and cater them for other occasions, such as the upcoming holidays!


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About the writer:

Lina has a Bachelor's Degree from Northern Arizona University with 11 years of blogging and photography experience having work featured in Today.com, Martha Stewart, Country Living, Fox News, Buzzfeed, and HGTV.


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Comments 12

  1. CJ

    Thank you. Our son has autism and family dinners are usually painfully awkward for him, having or starting conversations has always been hard for him. These are some great starters (he is 18) and I am not sure why I never thought of it before! You gals are great!!!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh I’m glad you found this helpful! Thanks for the feedback and have fun with these <3

  2. acarol

    Love these. I have a decorative jar on my table that I keep conversation starters in. Definitely helps with two preteens who only want to talk video games, or not at all.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Aww yes! I can relate to that! Great idea!

  3. Joan

    Can I buy these somewhere?? I’m trying to simplify my life with less projects. Thank you!!!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Hmmm..No sorry bummer. These are free to print and cut out.

    • Julia Meehan Howard

      There’s ones like this you can buy they’re called “table topics” TableTopics Original – 10th Anniversary Edition: Questions to Start Great Conversations, The Best Way to Spark a New Conversation & Create New Memories with Friends & Family, Or Meeting Someone New https://a.co/d/5qP6rCy

      • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

        Oh thanks for sharing Julia!

  4. Pharmchick104

    Oh I love this!! Printing today!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Thanks! Enjoy <3

  5. Jami

    I Love Love Love this!!! Thank you!! 🙂

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh yay! Glad you’re a fan of it Jami! Thanks for sharing!

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