This week’s Mom Explores Book Club selection was Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin. It’s all about how to make the ideal tacos for dragons and avoid making them too spicy (which can have disastrous consequences!). The book talks about all the things dragons love to do and apparently they’re great at conversation! Who knew?
Conversation, especially with school-age kids, can feel like it’s always the same: “How was your day?” “Fine.” “What did you do at school?” “Nothing.” ” That can’t be true.” *Shrugs*. Clearly, my internal dialogue with an imaginary-yet-angsty 7-year-old could use some help, so I decided to create a printable with fun conversation starters to get the whole family talking.
Here’s how it works: Download and print the PDF below. Cut along the lines provided and fold each card, then put them in a container (any bowl, cup, or hat will do). As you sit around the dinner table, ride around town on your way to your next adventure, or do whatever other activity you can perform while talking, have the kids choose a card from the container and read the question aloud (or help them read it if they’re not able to on their own yet). Once they’ve given their answer, see if you or your other children can come up with a follow-up question for them to keep the conversation going. If the card has a picture of a dragon on it, the person who drew that card gets to come up with his own question for someone else, but the rule is that it can’t have just one right answer!
I hope you and your family will enjoy these conversation starters!
Here are some other fun ideas that go along with this book:
Cooking with Kids: Creamy Salsa Dip, by Erica at Mom Explores The Smokies
Hammering Activity, by Kim at Mom Explores Virginia Beach
Taco Craft for Toddlers by Mom Explores Southwest Florida