Conversation Starters (K-8)

Families are spending more time together at home than ever, which means the art of dialogue between children and their caretakers is being put to the test. We compiled this list of conversation starters and questions for kids K-8th Grade to infuse freshness, curiosity, playfulness, and connection into @ home communication.

Conversation Starters

  • Teach me something I don’t know.
  • Tell me your top two/three things from the day.
  • Tell something you know today that you didn’t know yesterday.
  • Rate your day on a scale from 1-10... tell me what made you choose that number.


  • ¿What did you enjoy doing today?
  • What is something you do every day?
  • What are some examples of kindness you have experienced?
  • What did you do that was creative today?
  • How did you help anyone today? How did that make you feel?
  • Did you tell anyone “thank you?”
  • What was something you saw out the window?
  • Pretending is a great skill. Using your imagination, can we make up a story about something you saw, just for fun?
  • What is something that you learned that you didn’t understand, and still don’t understand?
  • What is something you saw that surprised you?
  • How were you brave today?
  • Let’s pretend... if you could go anywhere in the world for a day, where would you like to go? Why? With whom?
  • What did you read? What are you reading? What would you like to read next?
  • If you could change one thing about your day, what would it be?
  • What makes you feel happy?
  • What makes you feel proud?
  • What makes you feel loved?