Table Talk Cards – Using Dinner as Opportunity to Connect with Kids

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Dinner is a natural time for family conversation, but it can be hard to involve everyone sometimes.  My kids are so spread out in age, with one in her freshman year of college, one in high school, one in middle school and our “baby” nearly 8 years old.  Dinner conversation ranges from getting kids to finish before they run out to play, to “meetings” about the family calendar to…we won’t even discuss how it goes some nights.

Enter Table Talk cards.  I am so excited to share this resource with you!  A few months ago, our church began to offer these cards to parents.  Here’s what Peggy, our Family Ministry Pastor says about the cards:

It is our desire to partner with you in your parenting journey. What
an awesome privilege that God has given us as parents. Wow!
What a task ahead of us!

We know how busy families are and it is not our desire to add 1
more thing to your already hectic schedule. That is why we try to
create opportunities and provide resources to help you teach your
kids about God during your normal everyday routine.

Using the cards has really helped our dinner conversation.  The topics are a way to involve everyone in the family in the conversation.  Some are serious, some fun, some challenging.  A few have a Bible verse to look up, but most just involve conversation.

Even if you don’t go to church, I think you will find find that the topics on the cards will easily open conversation with your kids.  There are questions like:

  • “Define respect”
  • “Who is your favorite teacher”
  • “What does ‘actions speak louder than words’ mean?”

You can download and print these for free by clicking here:  [download id=”57″]

The document is set up to easily make 6 sets of cards, so you can share or just use a set for yourself.  Visit for more resources for families and parents.

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  1. I’m going to check those cards out…sounds like a great tool for meaningful conversation! I couldn’t help but notice your new red plates…I love them!

  2. Love this! Thanks for the link, too!

    Sharing a link to this post with my Facebook readers!

  3. I found your blog over the Summer and have been using it every week. It has helped me a lot in planning our meals and has saved me so much time! I just wanted to say thank you! I shared your link on my blog page and know that lots of moms will find it so helpful!

  4. I’ve been wanting something like this for awhile. The ones on my Amazon wishlist are about $25 :/ Thanks so much!

    Also I would love to hear more on how the family dynamic of kids spread out so far apart works out. We have an almost 11 year old,8 year old,3 year old and one on the way 🙂

    • So glad you are enjoying the Table Talk cards. Most of the cards are general enough that everyone at the table can participate. Younger ones may not be able to read them, but they can give answers. Have fun and some great conversations!

  5. These are fabulous! What a great idea. Thanks for sharing!


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