54 Fun Dinner Questions for Families

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Have you ever wondered how to make family dinners more fun? Or what to talk about with your family after a long day? Today, we are diving into dinner questions that are sure to make dinner more fun and family connections deeper! 

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How can I make my family dinner more fun?

Research has shown that weekly family dinners can have a positive impact on a child’s life in areas such as better academic performance, higher self-esteem, lower risk of depression, bigger vocabulary in preschoolers and so much more 1. This is fantastic news, but sometimes finding ways to bring everyone to the table to talk and to have fun together can seem like an impossible task. I know that I have felt like that from time to time. So how can you make family dinner more fun? You can make family dinner more fun by having Dinner Questions for families!

What are dinner questions?

Dinner questions are just fun questions that can be used for all ages to get your family talking. These questions are printed out before dinner begins, and you can ask as many or as few questions as you want to get the conversation juices flowing. Typically in my family, it takes about three questions for all of us to begin laughing and talking openly about our day. From there, the conversation flows so smoothly, and I feel like deep, meaningful connections are being made over our dinner table.

Why is it important as a Christian Family?

When I worked as a Children’s Pastor, I was often asked why I encouraged families to make time for dinner together. Honestly, the research mentioned above was a bonus for me in making dinner together a priority. The main reason I prioritize family dinners is because of the following Bible verse2:

These verses remind us all that we are to teach our children about God in every way possible, and in my opinion, over the dinner table is a great place to begin; however, going right into teaching or talking about God isn’t always an easy transition in the hustle and bustle of dinner time. Beginning with dinner questions to open up everyone to talk can so easily flow into questions about God, and from there, you have a wonderful opportunity to point your children to Christ.

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What are good questions to ask at dinner?

There are so many good types and genres of questions to ask, from ones dealing with daily life to crazy ones like make believe “what ifs.” I don’t think there are bad questions, but I would recommend you consider everyone’s overall day and mood before selecting cards for the night. For example, if I know that my child had a rough day with a friend, I will not choose a question that deals with friendship. 

How do you use Dinner Questions?

Here are some suggestions on how to use dinner questions:

  • Have everyone put their cell phones in a basket. Minimize distraction and maximize connection!
  • Once dinner is underway, have one person pick a card from the stack you can download below or have the preselected cards from the stack available to choose from.
  • Have the person read the card, and have everyone go around answering that question. OR Have each person answer only the card they selected (i.e. everyone gets their own card).
  • Have fun with it. Feel free to add follow up questions like “Why do you feel that way?” or “Why did you pick that?” You could also let the creativity flow with questions that come from my free Dinner Questions for families. 

What are creative kid friendly questions to ask at dinner?

Below you will find 54 Fun Dinner Questions for Families to ask at dinner, but don’t let the title fool you…these could easily be used for all age!

  1. What was the best part of your day and why?
  2. What was the hardest part of your day?
  3. Who made you smile today?
  4. How did God show His love for you today?
  5. How were you a blessing to someone today?
  6. What is one way we can pray for you today?
  7. How did you see God at work today?
  8. What is one way you helped someone today?
  9. What made you laugh today?
  10. How can we help you feel loved and appreciated today?
  11. What is one thing God was talking to you about today?
  12. What two kind things could you say to the person next to you?
  13. What is the biggest problem you are facing right now?
  14. What are three things you can thank God for right now?
  15. If you could be any animal, which would it be and why?
  16. Who in your family would make the best President? 
  17. Invent a donut. What is it called and what does it taste like?
  18. If you could pick the four faces on Mt. Rushmore, how would you pick?
  19. What is your greatest talent or ability that God has given you?
  20. If you could travel anywhere right now, where would it be and why?
  21. If you could only eat one food for the rest of the week, what would it be?
  22. If you could meet anyone dead or alive, who would it be?
  23. If you were an ice cream flavor, what flavor would you be?
  24. If you visited Antarctica, what would you bring with you?
  25. If you could live in another country, which country would you choose?
  26. What makes you a good friend?
  27. What language would you like to be able to speak?
  28. What is your most favorite dessert?
  29. What state do you want to visit?
  30. If you could rename the town we live in, what would you name it?
  31. What is your favorite sports team right now?
  32. Would you rather travel by car, ship, plane or train?
  33. What do you like most about your best friend?
  34. What is the first thing you would do if you were president?
  35. If you had a chance to visit the moon, would you go?
  36. If you could compete in the Olympics, what sport would you choose?
  37. What is your favorite family tradition or activity we do together?
  38. If you could play any instrument, what would it be?
  39. What is your favorite song right now?
  40. What would be a fun adventure we could do as a family?
  41. Would you rather spend the night in a castle, treehouse or igloo?
  42. What one thing you love about our family?
  43. What do you want to be when you grow up?
  44. Would you rather always have to sing instead of speaking or always have to dance everywhere you went?
  45. What is your least favorite and favorite chore?
  46. Would you rather visit the hottest or coldest place on Earth?
  47. What is one thing you could not live without?
  48. Where would you like to go on vacation next as a family?
  49. If you could travel back in time, what time period would you go to?
  50. What is your most favorite meal?
  51. What is something new you would like to learn and why?
  52. If you could only pack five things for a trip, what would you bring?
  53. Would you rather visit the ocean, the mountains or the desert?
  54. What do you love about our hometown?

Do you have any favorite Dinner Questions for Families? I would love for you to share those with me by commenting below. I hope and pray that you are able to use this idea to center your family time around God…and don’t forget to subscript below to download your FREE Dinner Questions for Families!

If you like this post, check out these other posts:
The SOAP Bible Study Method for Kids and Parents
How to Help Siblings Get Along From a Biblical Perspective
Parents Prayer for Children: Why and How to Pray for Your Children

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  1. The Family Dinner Project (n.d.). BENEFITS OF FAMILY DINNERS. Retrieved July 2, 2023, from https://thefamilydinnerproject.org/about-us/benefits-of-family-dinners/
  2. NIV Beautiful Word Bible. Zondervan, 2016.

About Alisa Price

I'm a follower of Jesus Christ, wife and mom of three, and I am passionate about children’s discipleship, healthy living, Christ-centered motherhood, family rhythms, homeschooling and so much more. Grab a cup of tea and follow along! With over a decade of education and experience, I am your go to gal for all the helpful ways to center your household around God.

2 comments on “54 Fun Dinner Questions for Families

  1. I love this idea! We always go around and review our favorite parts of the day, but the creativity in these questions excite me to no end! Cant wait to use them around our table and with family & friends. Thanks Alisa!

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