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Family Talk Jar

Here is a jar that’s full of fun, Questions to ask a daughter or son. Or mom and dads stories of when they were small, Taking time out, you’ll have a ball. Around the table at dinner or lunch Pull out a question or pull out a bunch. Answer the question as best as you can, Getting you talking, that is the plan. Family memories, goals and dreams, Preserving the love, takes time it seems. And for the adults the papers are blue, For everyone else, all colors will do. So everyday, each take a turn, Sharing your stories and what you did learn. ©Shauna Seely

The average person has over how many dreams a year? 1460 Which creature has the largest eyes in the world? Giant Squid . or thing and have your family guess what it is…they can only ask yes/no questions.What sport (that you haven't tried) do you think you would be good at? Why? 20 Questions…think of an object. animal. What was your ‘high’ for today? What was your ‘low’ for today? What kinds of things get you angriest? Why? Which is your color that best describes you or stands for your personality? Do you have many friends? If you were to be reborn who would you want to be born as? Do you like to sing in the shower? What's your favorite season? What sports do you like best? Why is there an expiration date on sour cream? If you could tell me never to serve two vegetables again. How long does it take the average person to fall asleep? 7 minutes. which two would you choose? On a scale of one to nine – one being not at all and nine being totally – how strict do you think I am? Where on the scale would you like me to be? What was the first novel ever written on a typewriter? Tom Sawyer Which day has more collect calls than any other day of the year? Father’s Day What kinds of things on TV and in movies make you laugh? What is the grossest thing you can think of? 19.

T/F Every time you sneeze some of your brain cells die T T/F When you blush. what meal that I could make or order would be the one that would cheer you up? Are you afraid when we fly? If you had to have one of these. massively hairy armpits! How much privacy would you like? What time of the day would you like to be alone. which would pick – and why? Really long nose hairs. and why? Which one of our friends is the funniest looking? Why? . the lining of your stomach also turns red T When hippos are upset.Which way do Bats always turn when exiting a cave? Left T/F Roosters cannot crow if they cannot extend their necks. hair in your ears. It causes the brain to release calming hormones. Which of the following choices do you think would be best. which would you pick. T What color has a calming effect? The color blue has a calming effect. and why? being world-class attractive being a genius being famous for doing something great If you are feeling sad. hair above your lip. and why? Dinner with everyone at the table and the TV on with your favorite program Dinner where everybody took what they wanted from the fridge and no one had the same thing Dinner with the whole family together and no TV on If a genie would give you only one wish. what color does their sweat turn? Red How many steps to the top of the Eiffel Tower? 1792 How long does it take for a red blood cell to circle the whole body? 20 Sec The oldest known goldfish lived how long? 41 years of age his name was Fred.

Wow A quarter has how many grooves on its edge. what would they be? How much money could you use a week? Why? What kinds of lies do your friends tell their parents? If you had to have a disability. 4 foot A hummingbird weighs less than a what? A penny. a dime has one less groove? 1 9 A skunk can spray its stinky scent more than how many feet. A man named Charles Osborne had the hiccups for how long? 6 years. what time would I come home from work? Then. what would we do together? If you could change three things about yourself. 10 .If you could arrange it. and why? blindness deafness inability to walk What do you think are the characteristics that make a good parent? Have you ever imitated something you saw in a movie? What was it? Name a TV or movie star that you think is lame. which one of these would you pick. how often? What do you think is the right amount of hugging and kissing that should go on between kids and their mom? How about kids and their dad? A giraffe can clean its ears with its how long of a tongue? 21 inch A goldfish has a memory span of how many seconds? Three seconds A hippo can open its mouth wide enough to fit a how many foot tall child inside. Do you think it's important to get physical education in school? Why or why not? Do you think I lose my temper too often? If so.

what did you say to that person? If you knew a friend of yours had stolen something. aunts. to whom do you feel closest? Blue toothbrushes . What kids are popular in your grade? What do you think makes a person popular? Has anyone ever tried to sell you drugs? If so. How did you feel? How much TV a day do you think a kid should watch? At what age. if any. T Our eyes are always the same size from birth. what would you do about it? Do you feel close to any of your grandparents. or uncles? If so. but what never stops growing? Our nose and ears Do you feel you are as intelligent as most of your friends? Why or why not? What is the scariest movie you've ever seen? Why? Have you ever gotten really lost? If so. than real money printed throughout the world. do you think a kid should be able to watch any program no matter what is in it? Do you think you live in a dangerous neighborhood? Why or why not? What is the grossest thing you can think of? Has an adult ever hit you that you haven't told me about? Is there anybody in history that you have read about that you would like to be? What do you think is the right age for marriage? Why? Tell me three things you remember about kindergarten.T/F More Monopoly money is printed in a year. tell me about it. T What color of toothbrushes do most people use? Most Americans' car horns beep in which key? F T/F Most cows give more milk when they listen to music.

how many knives. T Human teeth are almost as hard as what? Rocks Human thigh bones are stronger than? Concrete What can happen to kids under 15 years of age in Bangladesh for cheating on their finals? Go to jail! In the White House.If you could trade lives with somebody you know.092 How many do we have? If you could have picked your own name what would it be? What animal would you be? Which is your favorite cartoon character? Which character in a book best describes who you are? If you could cook for me what would it be? . T Fingernails grow nearly how many times faster than toenails. who would it be? How do you think you would feel if you thought you were going to be the first person to meet someone from outer space? What would you say or ask? Camels have how many eyelids to protect themselves from blowing sand? 3 T/F Dolphins sleep with one eye open. forks and spoons are there? 13. 4 times! T/F Hershey's Kisses are called that because the machine that makes them looks like it's kissing the conveyor belt. T During your lifetime. Einstein couldn't speak fluently until he was how old? Nine! His parents thought he might be retarded T/F Every person has a unique tongue print. T T/F Honeybees have hair on their eyes.000lbs…that's the weight of about 6 elephants. you'll eat about how many pounds of food? 60.

what would it be? Why would you want that pet? How do you describe me to your friends? What would you do if you were invisible for a day? Do you think any of our neighbors are scary? What helps to keep you from crying when you are chopping onions? Chewing gum . unusual pet. What does the word "success" mean to you? Who would you rather be: an NBA ballplayer.If you were granted three wishes from a genie what would you wish? Do you dance crazy when no one is looking? Why is the alphabet in that order? Is it because of that song? Tell me the five best things about you. the mayor. a famous explorer. What Punishment have I given you that you thought was really unfair? Why? If you could keep your room any way you wanted. or a movie star? Why? Which of your friends do you think I like the most? Why? What would be the ideal allowance? Tell me how you would use it. how would it look? What are the qualities that make a good friend? What was your favorite toy when you were little? What do you think of my driving? What is the most enjoyable thing our family has done together in the last three years? What do you think is beyond the stars? Name two things we should do as a family this weekend? If you were going to have a weird.

What is the most significant world event that has taken place in your lifetime? Why? Describe your most serious illness or accident. except for which one flavor? Mint Oreo Describe your favorite family vacation. 24 Ben and Jerry’s send the waste from making ice cream to local pig farmers to use as feed. What was/is your father’s occupation? What was/is your mothers occupation? What is your favorite hand-me down? Who did you get it from? What is your favorite holiday? Why? What was your favorite birthday? Did you have a party? Who came to the party? What personal traits do you like the best about yourself? Why? What is your favorite television show? What do you think is the secret to good health? Do you like the snow? What is your favorite thing about the snow? . Pigs love the stuff. Do you have a favorite author? Who? Why? Tell about your favorite book.T/F Dalmatians are born without spots? T How far can large kangaroos cover with each jump? 30 feet A dragonfly has a lifespan of how many hours. What was your favorite family reunion? Did you meet someone new? What would you like to be remembered for? How do you spend time supporting your family? Tell about exciting times spent at camps. or whatever. in youth groups.

Tell about your mother’s traits. Tell about your father’s traits. talents. What is your most embarrassing story? What is the most exciting place you have ever been? Describe the perfect Autumn day.Where is/was your favorite place to go with you mother/father? Why? If you could be an animal. Describe the perfect Spring day. and characteristics. which one would you choose and why? Do you have any odd hobbies/talents? What do you think about movies? What is your favorite movie? What is your favorite/least favorite household chore? What are your most deeply and imbedded values? How did you develop them? Do/did you have a bicycle? What did/does it look like? Do you like being the oldest/youngest/middle child? What is the best part of your birth order? What is your advice to those who are younger than you? What do you have in common with your parents? What is your favorite camping trip? What happened there? How do/did you feel about school? Who was your favorite teacher? Do you remember your four grandparents? Any great-grandparents? Tell about a memory you have. . talents. Describe the perfect Summer day. Describe the perfect Winter day. and characteristics.

If you could start your life over again. what kind of tree would you be? Why? Where did your parents first live when they got married? What are your favorite smells? What are you frightened of? What is the most adventurous thing you have ever done? What is the most interesting place you have traveled? How long were you there? If you had a million dollars what would you do with it? If you were stranded on an island and could only have three things with you. what would they be? Where were you when the Twin Towers fell? How did you feel? Who were you with? Who was/is you favorite teacher? Why? What was their name? Who was your first crush? How did you know them? What was your favorite pet? What do/did you want to be when you grow up? What lesson have your parents taught you that means the most to you? What kind of sports do you like? What frightens you the most? Why? . what would you do differently? What kind of music do you like? Do others in your family like the same music? Describe what you do on a typical Sunday. Have you ever met anyone famous? Where? Tell a story about one of your siblings. If you could be a tree.

Do you wish you had more brothers or sister? Why or why not? Tell about your favorite relative. If you could meet anyone you wanted who would it be? Why? Describe the kind of house you want to live in when you get older. What is your favorite game? Why? Who taught you how to play it? What is your favorite memory of your grandparents? What is the best way to save money? Who is your best friend? What do you like best about them? Describe your favorite sound. What is your favorite flavor of ice cream? Can you guess what your parent’s favorite is? What instrument do you wish you played? Describe the perfect Saturday. What would you do? Who would you like it to be with? If you were a fruit. what kind would you be? What is your favorite cereal? Who would you say is your greatest hero? Why? What do you think about technology? Do you like playing inside or outside better? Why? . Do you have a favorite brother of sister? Why? What makes them special? Who taught you to ride your bike? Were you scared to learn? If you were a cartoon character who would it be? Why? How tall do you want to be when you are older? Describe the perfect date. Try making it.

Do you like the color of your hair? Why? Why not? Do you have any nicknames? What are they? Where did they come from? What is your favorite food? Have you ever had any warts? Do you still have them? Where are they? Do you believe in good/bad luck? Do you think you are lucky? Why? Describe what you think would be the perfect wedding? What is your favorite color? Has it always been you favorite? What do you think it means to be beautiful? What or who do you think is beautiful? What is your favorite fruit and why? What is your favorite meal that your parents make? What do you like about Thanksgiving? Do you have any traditions that are unusual? What are they? What makes them unusual? Have you ever been on a treasure hunt? What did you find? What is your favorite outfit? Do you still wear it? What makes it your favorite? If you could change one thing about yourself. What is/was your favorite department store? Is it still around today? What do you like/dislike about Halloween? . what would it be and why? Have you ever had to deal with bullies at school? What have you done to protect yourself? What is your greatest joy? Your greatest sorrow? What was the most exciting experience in your life? Explain why.

Have others join you if they know it.How do you think your parents would describe you to their friends? Ask them what they really would really say. What do you do on Memorial Day? What is your favorite thing to do? Have you ever had stitches? Explain the story of why you got them? Have you ever been stung by a bee or wasp? What happened? Have you ever ridden a horse? When was the first time? How did you feel? What are some talents or hobbies that you learned from your parents or grandparents? What kind of jobs have you had? What is your favorite/least favorite? Why? Who is your favorite actress/actor and why? What movies/plays have they been in? . Sing a part of your favorite song.

fashions. Tell something nice about each of your children. Kennedy was assassinated? Describe your wedding day. Where would you like to retire? Why? When all the children leave home. who were the groomsmen? Tell of the first time you met your spouse. When you were younger how did you cure your hiccups? Where were you when Pres. Did you celebrate Christmas? Where did you get your Christmas tree as a kid? Tell about you political or civic activities. Describe your first home as a newlywed. Where did you go? What did you study? Did you have a childhood hideout? Where was it? Did anyone ever find it? Did it snow much when you were a child? Tell about it. what new talents/hobbies do you want to learn? Tell about your engagement? Who was it with? Have you been engaged more than once? What personal traits do you like the best about yourself? Why? Describe your educational training. their personalities. What kind of extra curricular activities did you do as a child? What was your favorite? How did your mother spend her time? . talents. Did you help with yard work? Have children draw a picture of the yard as you describe it. what did the dress look like. fads. etc.What changes have you seen in your lifetime: technology. Describe your yard as child. or traits that make them special. What were your colors.

what did you want to be when you grew up? What is the most important lesson you want to pass on to others? What kind of lessons did you take as a child? Do you still use that skill today? If you could choose a different vocation would you? What would it be? Why? What were your fears. Who was it with? How old were you? . How did you choose them? Tell about the time your children were born? Who was the doctor? Was it scary? Were you ever in a play. When you were younger.How did your father spend his time? Did you have to do house hold chores? What did you do? How and where did you learn to drive? Who taught you? Tell about your children’s names. and expectations about getting married? Have you ever tried running away from home? Why? Where were you when man first walked on the moon? What do you remember about yourself as a teenager? What was important to you? What were your dreams? Tell about your social life as a teenager? What were your friends like? Do you still talk to those friends today? Did you serve in the military? Tell about your experiences? What is the hardest thing about being a parent? Describe one thing your children have taught you. etc. in a chess club.? Tell about it. Which child do you see the most of yourself in? Why? What kind of awards did you get as a child? How did they make you feel? Tell about your favorite high school/college date. on a sports team. anticipations.

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