Printable Conversation Starter Cards
As parents and educators, we are dedicated to building strong bonds with children. We created this set of 20 conversation cards, plus 4 bonus cards, to help you do the same. Whether you are a parent, a teacher, or a therapist, we believe these cards provide a unique opportunity to form trusting bonds with the children in your lives.
These cards come 4 to a page (simply print and cut them apart) and are ideally printed on 8.5 x 11 inch card stock, although standard printer paper will work just fine! If you have tech skills, you may be able to print on other sizes as well.
What exactly do you do with these cards? Just a few ideas include:
* Use them to start dinner time conversations with your family
* Use them as a first day of school ice breaker with your students
* Use them as a therapy tool to help introduce children to talking with a therapist or counselor
* Use them as a social exercise for children lacking in social skills
* Use them as an answer to complaints of "I'm bored"
The questions and topics are meant to spark conversation by being silly, serious, funny and thought provoking.
Here's a little example of a conversation:
The card that your child selects says, "If you could have any pet in the world what would you choose?"
Child: Stink bug!
You: Ew! That's interesting! What made you choose a stink bug?
Child: Because they are stinky and I can gross my sister out!
You: Where would you keep a stink bug?
Child: In a box in my bedroom and whenever my sister comes in I will open the box and stink her out!
You: That would probably work really well, but how would you prevent it from stinking you out?
Child: I'd wear a gas mask.
And so on...
These cards may be used for a variety of ages. For pre-readers, parents read the question aloud. Any age child can color black and white pictures on the front of the cards or they can draw their answer on the back. These are also great for teens and tweens, especially if they are at that stage where talking to their parents isn't cool anymore. Anyone can be silly and have fun! This might be a great way to break through to older children and spark some interesting conversations.
Don't forget to come back and share your experience with us. Use #mom2momed on social media to share pictures of your family using the cards! We'd love to see them in action out in the world!
This is a digital file purchase. The file is a single page PDF of our original conversation cards.
This is illustrated by hand, and thus there will be slight variations in line weight, and little imperfections here and there. That's part of the charm.
As with all of our digital items, this is our own work. Please use your file for your own personal use, and do not distribute it publicly or sell it. We work hard at our art and creations, and we hope you will help all artists by respecting the integrity of our work.