Do you want your child to be a good conversationalist? Do you sometimes wonder what your child thinks about a certain topic? Do you want to build family communication? Well, I have 365 days worth of conversation starters for your family! Each month in 2013, I will share a list of “table topics” that will help to get the conversation rolling at your dinner table. If you are a teacher, these will make great lunch room table topic starters.
All you need to do is print the topics. Cut them into strips. Place them in a decorative container. Put the container on your table. Each night, select one topic to discuss over dinner. Viola, the table conversation has now started!
Each month there will be a theme to the table topics. Some are fun. Some are serious. All are meant to get your creative juices flowing and develop language skills. Here is a look at the year.
January- What if… July- What would you do if…
February- All about the USA August- Guess what I am
March- Name as many things as you can that… September- If you could be…
April- Jokes and Riddles October- Fun facts about animals
May- Storytelling November- Gratitude
June- All about food December- Memories
Are you ready to get started? Here are 31 starters for January. Don’t worry, I’ll get the February list to you much earlier so that you can get the strips printed and cut before the new month begins. Happy talking!
January Table Topics (click here for printable January Table Topics)
What if everybody at this table committed to do a kind act this week?
What if you went outside and everything had turned blue?
What if there were no cars?
What if you found the tree outside was growing money instead of leaves?
What if you became President of the United States?
What if a snowstorm happened tonight?
What if you stayed the same age you were now for the rest of your life?
What if Martin Luther King, Jr. were still alive today?
What if it started to rain orange juice and toast?
What if every day was a snow day?
What if all the animals escaped from the zoo?
What if we ran out of toilet paper?
What if it never got dark outside?
What if basketballs didn’t bounce?
What if there were no televisions?
What if you lost the sense of smell for a week?
What if all the letter b’s turned into p’s?
What if you were a superhero?
What if bikes could fly?
What if you could take a trip anywhere in the world?
What if babies could talk when they are born?
What if your clothes grew as you grew?
What if you could be in the Olympics?
What if you planted a seed outside your window at night and it grew all the way to the sky the next day?
What if porcupines had feathers instead of spiny needles?
What if you were seven feet tall?
What if you could see through walls?
What if you found a hidden door in this room?
What if we had tails?
What if you could have any wish you wanted?
What if books came alive?
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