This started when our children began to have bad dreams and became afraid to go to sleep. Our assurances and the night lights didn’t seem to help, so we started to give them something happy to think about to send them off into dreamland. While we’ve been doing this for at least 6 months, and they’ve worked so well for us, that we thought we’d share them with you too ! (These are also really great conversation starters for dinner time!)
- If you could meet anyone in the world, who would it be and what would you do together?
- If you could make your own movie, what would it be about, and who would be in it?
- If you had three wishes, what would you wish for?
- If you were to build a boat, how would you make it, and where would you take it?
- If you created your own park, what would it look like?
- If you were asked to be on TV, what show would you want to be on, and what role would you play?
- If you could have any super power, what would it be, and what would you do with it?
- If you could plan our next vacation, where would we go and what would we do?
- If you created your own candy village, what would it look like?
- If you were in charge of school, what would you do all day?
- If you could have been in The Lego Movie, what character would you play?
- If you could be any animal in the ocean, what would it be?
- If you were a cartoon character, what would you look like?
- If you could create a brand new animal, what would it look like, where would it live, and what would be special about it?
- If you could do anything tomorrow, what would it be?
- If you were to build your own house, what special parts would you put in it?
- If you could give any gift in the world to one person, what would you give, and who would you give it to?
- If you were to create a robot, what would the robot look like, and what would the robot do for you?
- If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?
- If you could fly to the moon, how would you get there if you couldn’t take a rocket ship?
One thing I LOVE about these happy thoughts is that every morning at breakfast, I try to remind the kids about what they started dreaming about before they went to bed. We have some of the best and some of the oddest conversations about their ideas. But, we learn a little bit more about how their brains work, what is important to them, and how we can better love them. These conversations are priceless!
Q. Comment below! What other conversation starter ideas do you have?