Fun Family Conversation Games

Fun Family Conversation Games

Conversation games have gained popularity for their ability to generate conversation. Also, they can be played almost anywhere and with anyone.

Conversation Games for Kids

A conversation is interactive communication between two or more people. Conversations are crucial to developing language and phonetic skills in children. They learn by observing body expressions that show emotions. Sometimes kids find it difficult to mingle with strangers or other children. Getting your quiet child to engage in conversation, and drawing out those thoughts from inside their minds can take a little work. If your child is shy and avoids social interaction, conversation games may help them develop speaking, listening, thinking, logical and reasoning skills. Playing conversation games with your kids opens up lines of communication. You can gain valuable insight into your child’s perspective through the power of play while bonding with them through playtimes and fun conversations. Here are some of the easy conversation games that you can play with your child, and you’ll be surprised to find your kid turning into a chirpy little chatterbox.

1. Human Experience Bingo

This team-building activity game is for sceptics and introverts who are tongue-tied about their personal experiences.

Things You Will Need

  • Pen
  • Paper
  • Bingo Sheets

How to Play 

  • Kids need to make a list of around 30-40 of all their positive experiences (last vacation, hobby classes, etc.). You can also use personality traits or life facts (having pets, favourite sports, etc.).
  • Fill up each box of the bingo sheet with each of their experiences.
  • Make two rows of kids facing each other and get them to talk and discuss their experiences based on the bingo cards for 10 minutes.
  • Switch partners by moving up kids in one row by one spot.
  • The game continues till a kid gets five spaces in a row on the bingo card.

2. Story Starter Hot Potato

This game motivates kids to improve their imaginative power, speaking and communication skills.

Things You Will Need

Nothing

How to Play

  • Write a few beginnings (prompts) for different stories.
  • Divide the kids into small groups and make them sit in circles.
  • Give each group a story starter or prompt at the beginning of the rounds and play music in the background.
  • As the story moves along the circle, Each child has to build the story by adding one sentence and passing it along to the group’s next player until you stop the music.
  • The player who struggles to think of a sentence will be eliminated.
  • Continue the second round with the same story or begin with a new story starter.

3. Fact or Fiction

These conversation games for two people will encourage kids to know their friends better.

Things You Wil Need

Nothing

How to Play

  • Divide the children into pairs.
  • Kids can take turns telling two true things about themselves and one false.
  • The other person has to guess what they believe is fact or fiction.

4. Table Topic Games for Kids

This game features a series of themed questions written on a stack of cards. This game sharpens your child’s impromptu speaking skills and injects fun into group conversations.

Things You Will Need

  • Pack of table topic cards

How to Play

  • Pass out the cards to each child sitting in a group.
    • Each of them gets an opportunity to share answers to the question on the card and listen to other children’s responses.

5. Trait Roulette

This game is perfect for timid kids who are reluctant to make friends or participate in class discussions.

Things You Will Need

  • Pen
  • Paper
  • Bag

How to Play

  • Write character traits on slips of paper.  Place them into a bag.
  • Kids must pick a character trait slip from the bag. (Make sure it’s only a positive trait)
  • They must announce who they think possesses the character trait from amongst their peers and then share a character from a book that displays that character trait.

Conversation Games for Couples

A connection is key to a fantastic conversation. It’s all about finding things in common, building bonds and feeling comfortable in each other’s company. However, talking to your spouse on the phone or texting is not always enough to build an effective connection. Conversation games directly help to find out more about your partner and nurture your relationship at every level. Find inspiration in some of the best conversation games for husband and wife mentioned below.

1. What’s Your Favourite?

Find out about your partner’s likes and dislikes by taking turns asking each other about topics ranging from food, animal, movie to just about anything.

2. 20 Questions

One person thinks of a topic that may include a famous person or even an inanimate object. The other person is allowed to ask 20 questions to try and decipher what it is.

3. Weird Words From the Dictionary

Take turns to search for weird and obscure words in the dictionary while your partner guesses what their meaning might be. They score points based on how funny or imaginative they can be. Bonus points if they get it right!

4. Dream Life

Take turns describing your dream life. Find out your partner’s aspirations for the future and see whether they match with yours!

5. Just a Minute

Pick a conversation topic and talk about it for a whole minute without deviating from the subject or repeating any word more than once!

Other Conversation Games to Play With Family Members on the Dinner Table

Dinner table conversations help families connect on a regular basis, reinforcing positive values and providing a support system for each member of the family. Parents, too, get an opportunity to model basic social skills and etiquette to their children during supper. Try out these conversation games for groups to play with your family members that would slow down dinner time as you enjoy each other’s company.

1. This or That

Each family member has to pick one of two choices of similar things presented to them. Each family member also gets a chance to offer two options. The discussions that result from this game can be highly versatile and valuable and provide insight into a person’s likes and dislikes.

2. I Like You Because

Players take turns stating one thing they like about the person to their left in this game. Each person around the table gets their turn to speak. In the next round, they need to tell something that hasn’t been told before; the game can move in the opposite direction for added fun.

3. Thumbs Up

A caller is appointed for every round of the game. The caller speaks a statement. If the statement is right about you, then you hold your thumb up. If your thumb is down, you are out of this round. The caller continues making statements until only one person is left with his thumb up in the round.

4. Two Truths and a False

Go around the dinner table and take turns sharing two events that really happened that day and one that did not. Let the other family members take turns to guess which one is false.

5. Would You Rather

A member has to pick only one option and cannot say ‘either’. Follow up answers with ‘Why?’ Plan ahead with prepared questions and let each family member ask their own ‘Would You Rather’ questions to the group.

Digital communication has reduced the need to speak to another human being and made us overlook the value of face-to-face conversation in our daily lives. A conversation is not just for sharing information, seeking advice or letting out our feelings. It is an engaging process that helps put things in perspective and builds your resilience to cope better with adverse situations. So, shut down technology and play conversation games to make your relationships stronger and life more meaningful.

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