Get these beautiful free printable Thanksgiving conversation cards to have fun, meaningful discussion during your Thanksgiving dinner with family & friends!
Whether you’re hosting a friendsgiving celebration, big meal with your extended family, or a gathering somewhere in between, these free printable Thanksgiving conversation cards are a great way to spend some quality time at the table during your Thanksgiving dinner!
Here’s what you’ll love about these free printable conversation cards:
- With 50 conversation starters, you’ve got a big variety of questions to choose from! There are open-ended questions that’ll inspire longer, more thoughtful answers, and others that’ll just be fun to talk about like your least favorite Thanksgiving dish (pumpkin pie 🙋🏻♀️ – I know, super unpopular opinion, right?!). No need to worry about awkward silence at the dinner table this year. 😉
- The printable cards are pretty enough to actually use to decorate your Thanksgiving table! Scatter them about the dinner table, set a couple at each place setting, or display them in a small bowl in the center of the table. No cheesy Thanksgiving decor here, friend. 😉
- Each card has a different question, so you can easily sift through them all and choose just a handful of your favorites…or feel free to use all 50!
- They’re a great way for the younger kids to learn from the adults, AND for the adults to learn from the kids!
- You’ll also get a sheet with blank ones so you can write your own questions – feel free to customize this to your Thanksgiving gathering.
- And, you’ll get a printable list of questions in case you’d rather have them all at a glance!
- They’re SO easy to use! Just download, print, and cut! (And then ENJOY!)
How to use these printable conversation starters:
No need for detailed instructions! Here’s all you need to do to:
1. Click here to download your free printables. It’ll show up as a print PDF file in your digital downloads folder.
2. Print them out! You can use regular printer paper, but they’ll print out much more nicely on white card stock. Pro tip: before you print, check your printer settings and tell it to print on “best quality” for a really lovely print-out!
3. Cut them out – you can either use a regular scissors, or make it even quicker with a paper trimmer. (I use mine ALL the time.)
4. Go through the questions and see which ones you want to use – leave out the rest!
5. Add any additional questions – especially ones that might be unique to you & your family – on the blank cards. (Feel free to print more than one blank page if you have lots of ideas!)
6. Place them on your table – either at individual place settings, scattered down the middle, or collected in a bowl or jar that can be passed from one person to the next.
Extra tips for using the blank sheets:
- Get kids involved! Print out a blank sheet or two and have kiddos come up with questions! That might even be the most fun part of the entire dinner – listening to the questions that kids come up with for each person to answer!
- Include a set of blank cards in your entryway (or wherever it makes the most sense) + a couple of pens and have other family members or friends write down one or two questions to include in your dinnertime discussion.
- Instead of using them to write down a question, consider using them to write down something special about each person at the table (or have everyone fill one out for someone else) and then have it sitting at their place settings.
You can totally get creative! 😉
What are some of the questions like on the cards?
They’re mostly Thanksgiving questions, but there are plenty of other meaningful, thought-provoking questions that can cultivate meaningful conversations.
Fun & light-hearted conversation topics include things like:
- Your favorite Thanksgiving memory
- The most creative way you’ve seen someone use Thanksgiving leftovers
- The most adventurous Thanksgiving dish you’ve ever tried
- If you could only eat one Thanksgiving dish for the rest of your life, what would it be?
- If you were a Thanksgiving parade balloon, which character would you be and why?
As well as some deeper, more meaningful questions that can help promote sharing gratitude – for life lessons, for one another, for gifts and talents we all have such as:
- What’s something we can do over the next week to show more gratitude for one another?
- What’s a lesson you’ve learned from a challenging situation this year that you’re grateful for?
- What’s a recent act of kindness that you’ve recently witnessed?
- What’s one thing we could do to slow down and enjoy the upcoming holiday season together?
- What’s one way we can pray for you this season?
Hopefully with questions like this, it’ll be a great opportunity to see how you (and others) have made a positive difference in the lives of those sitting at your dinner table!
And remember: with all of these conversation topics on separate cards, it’ll be easy enough for you to print, cut, and then sift through the ones that you really want to use and leave out the rest!
I hope these Thanksgiving conversation starter cards help you enjoy some great conversation & family time together!
Who knows, this might just become a new tradition during your Thanksgiving meal!
Have a WONDERFUL thanksgiving!