Fun Conversation Ideas for Your Students and Children

Let’s face it. We’re all getting a little restless with these lockdowns. We miss the direct, face-to-face contact with our family, friends, and teachers. And, depending on the state in which we live, it can feel like we’re attached to a ball and chain. When we’re lonely or bored, it easily puts a strain on our relationships—especially when our world is scary.

In light of this, we created a list of fun conversation topics to share with the children in your life. Whether in your classrooms or homes, we hope they add some much-needed levity and enjoyment during these challenging times. Here goes:

  1. What’s the funniest thing you’ve ever seen or experienced?
  2. What has been your happiest moment? Why?
  3. What’s the greatest compliment you’ve ever received?
  4. What three words best describe you?
  5. What has been your proudest moment and why?
  6. If you could solve one problem in the world, what would it be?
  7. What are the three most important qualities you look for in a friend?
  8. Name five things you are grateful for.
  9. What do you consider to be your best character quality?
  10. What’s the kindest thing you’ve ever done? How did it make you feel?
  11. If you had $1,000 to give to a charity, which one would you choose and why?
  12. What is your favorite song, movie, food, book, holiday, and game?
  13. If you could be any character from history, who would you choose and why?
  14. What do you consider to be your greatest skill?
  15. If you were in a job interview, what three reasons would you give to convince them to hire you?
  16. If you could have one job in the world, what would it be and why?
  17. If you could travel to any place in the world, where would you go and why?
  18. If you could live in any era in history, which would you choose and why?
  19. What is your happiest vacation memory?
  20. What do you appreciate most about _________ (list family members and teachers)
  21. Who is your all-time favorite teacher and why?
  22. What’s the most beautiful thing you’ve ever seen?
  23. What do you consider to be your greatest accomplishment?
  24. What’s the most amazing coincidence you’ve ever experienced?
  25. What’s your all-time favorite dream?
  26. If you owned a business, what three qualities would you seek most when interviewing job candidates?
  27. How do you define success?
  28. Which person from history inspires you most and why?
  29. If you could cook your favorite meal, what would it be?
  30. Describe what you’d like your life to look like when you’re 30.
What are some other fun conversation topics you’ve talked about with your kids or students?

About the Author

Dennis Trittin is the author of What I Wish I Knew at 18: Life Lessons for the Road Ahead and Parenting for the Launch: Raising Teens to Succeed in the Real World. Through his books, blog, and nationwide speaking engagements, Dennis prepares students for life success and equips parents and educators in their vital training role. You can find him here on Facebook.

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