“So what happened at school today?”
“Who did you play with at lunch break?”
“How did choir go?”
Do these types of answers sound familiar to any other parents out there?
I really do try to ask my kids interesting and personal questions to get our conversations going, but it doesn’t always work…
That’s why I love Life Dice. These clever cubes put the conversation (literally) into the hands of kids. Answering insightful questions becomes a “game,” adding an element of fun to meaningful dinnertime conversations. Of course the dice can be used any time of the day, but in our household they fit perfectly into the evening meal routine!
One die asks questions that invite each family member to reflect on their day:
- What am I grateful for today?
- What was challenging for me today?
- Whose heart did I cheer today?
- How was I of service today?
- What did I learn today?
- What is the best thing that happened to me today?
While the other tells the player how to answer, making the game more interesting.
And while it may seem a bit selfish, I actually really enjoy the dice because they give me the opportunity to share answers to questions my kids wouldn’t likely ask me on their own.
We get to learn about each other and reflect on our lives, together.
Life Dice were created by family therapist Katrin Modabber of www.life-lines.biz and Justice Saint Rain of Interfaith Resources. They are available from Special Ideas, an online shop which stocks a range of products to help make the world a better place. Click here to read more instructions about how the dice can be used, and here to see some other virtue-related materials such as posters, magnets, and more.
Would Life Dice spice up dinnertime conversation at your home? Do you have any other tips for inviting meaningful conversation into your family’s routine?
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kate @ livinglovinglaughing
oh i love this idea, what a great way to spark meaningful conversations… the ‘way’ you do it would make it so fun for kids too 🙂
Bought these from Special Ideas when they first started carrying them!!! They are wonderful!!! Have had soooo many people play, and be happy, whimsical, straight forward, bubbling with laughter…we ALL learn something about ourselves and others in the most natural way!!! I now permanently carry them in my purse so they’re immediately available!!!