October Table Topics are ready to spark conversation at the dinner table! Each month conversation starters are shared with you to use at the table to get your kids talking. This month’s table topics are fun animal facts. Sit back and enjoy a nice fall meal and some great conversation around your dinner table.
And don’t forget that these topics also make great lunch box cards to send to school with your child. Think of the conversations they could have with their classmates.
All you need to do is print the October Table Topics. Cut them apart. Place them in a decorative container and set it on your dinner table. Or, if you are sending in a lunchbox, keep them in a container close to your packing station. Each day, select one topic to pop inside the lunchbox to spark some lively conversation in the lunchroom. Now, let’s get talking!
*You have 20 teeth when you are a baby and 32 teeth when you grow up. They also stop growing, but do you know a rabbit’s teeth never stop growing?
*Like a human’s fingerprint no two reindeer antlers are exactly the same.
*Sharks do not have a single bone in their bodies. Instead they have a skeleton made up of cartilage; the same type of tough, flexible tissue that makes up human ears and noses.
*Normally animals have pink tongues, but Giraffes have black tongues.
*Pandas spend around 12 hours a day eating bamboo.
*Walruses are grey or brown but turn a pinkish color as they age.
*Cicada is the loudest insect in the world.
*Elephants have the largest brain of any mammal; their brains weigh an average of 11 pounds.
*Flying Squirrels don’t actually fly. They extend their arms and legs and leap and glide from tree to tree.
*For every human in the world, there are one million ants.
*In the wild, lions rest for around 20 hours a day
*A polar bear’s fur is not white. Each hair is clear hollow tube. Polar bears look white because each hollow hair reflects the light.
*Zebras are ungulates. Ungulates are hoofed animals. Can you name some more ungulates?
*A flamingo can only eat when it’s head is upside down.
*Instead of drinking water, frogs soak it into their body through their skin.
*Flies do not grow. They are born full size.
*Hummingbirds are the only types of birds that can fly backwards.
*Pigs are smarter than dogs! In fact pigs are very intelligent animals. They are the fourth smartest animal on the planet.
*Mosquitos are attracted to the color blue twice as much as to any other color.
*A gorilla can live for 40 – 50 years.
*Do you think cows bite grass off the ground, the answer is no! Rather they curl their tongues around it and pull!
*A rat can last longer without water than a camel.
*No penguins live in the North Pole!
*Cats have powerful night vision, allowing them to see at light levels six times lower than what a human needs in order to see.
*All polar bears are left pawed.
*Female dolphins are called cows, males are called bulls and young dolphins are called calves.
*Do you know that 12 honeybees have to spend their whole lives to make a teaspoon of honey!
*Bats always turn left when exiting a cave.
*Did you know that a Koala Bear isn’t a bear at all but a marsupial? A marsupial is animal with a pouch.
*The hair that makes up a giraffes tail is about 10 times thicker than the average strand of human hair.
*The hippopotamus can survive underwater for up to 30 minutes without having to come up for air.
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.
April- Jokes and Riddles October- Fun facts about animals
May- Storytelling November- Gratitude
June- All about food December- Memories
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Happy table talking!
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