Looking for a fun way share family history and heritage? At your next get-together, allow your children to ask informative questions like those below. You'll be delighted by where the conversation takes you.
1. What is your favorite family story?
2. What is your earliest childhood memory?
3. Where were you on the day I was born?
4. Tell me something funny mom/dad did.
5. What was the biggest event in your life?
6. Describe our family in one word.
7. What was your favorite thing to do with mom/dad?
8. How do kids have it better today? How are things not as good?
9. Who were your heroes as a child?
When you were my age...
Click below for questions to ask by ages and stages.
Younger kids are increasingly aware of their suroundings. Learning about grandparents' childhood can help them better understand their own.
- What was your room like at my age?
- What were your favorite foods?
- What were family meals like?
As your child ventures to school, comparing how eras have changed can prove enlightning. Try questions like these:
- What was your first day at school like?
- What was your favorite subject in school?
- What did you like to do after school?
Realtionships are increasingly important to older kids. Here are questions to help generations share and compare experiences.
- Who were your best friends?
- What did kids wear when you were my age?
- What were popular songs and dances?
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