I have always loved family conversations. Sharing jokes around the campfire as it gets dark, talking while taking family walks, cuddling up by the fire and sharing reflections or memories while clutching warm mugs…
Taking the time to talk together as a family is important. It not only creates lasting bonds and fond memories, but also gives everyone the opportunity to learn more about each other, learn from each other and strengthen their family identity.
Here are some of my favorite family conversation starters for the fall season. Some of them can turn into fun family activities as well!
- What did you enjoy most during the summer?
If you could change one thing that happened this summer, what would it be and why?
What are you most looking forward to about fall?
If you could pick one family activity you most want to do this fall, what would it be and why? (If possible, make a list of the responses you come up with and see if you can incorporate some, if not all of them into your fall schedule.)
- What is something you want to learn this fall? Follow up conversation: What are some ways we can learn more about those topics? (If possible, focus the conversation on hands-on activities/explorations that can become family activities.)
What are you thankful for? What are ways we can show our gratitude?
What are your favorite fall recipes? Make a list, pull out a calendar, and pick days for each recipe. You could turn it into a weekly family activity by making the recipes selected all together, or take turns, each making your own favorite recipe or someone else’s.
What is your favorite fall memory from prior fall seasons?
What are some other great fall conversations you’ve had as a family? Share in the comments so we can all get new ideas!
You can find more fall family fun inspiration from the Fall Family Favorites Series here.
Ellen Mady currently lives with her family in Northern Iraq, where she works as Head of Curriculum Development at a private Catholic school. Ellen is a happy wife and mother to two quickly growing little boys. She has degrees in educational development and religious sciences. In her spare time, Ellen enjoys cooking, crafting, reading and blogging about faith, family and education. Ellen blogs at Eyes On Heaven