31 Prompts for Creative Conversations with Kids

Conversation Starters to Nurture Imagination & Creativity

By Sarah Hauge, Publisher of Macaroni Kid, Englewood, Greenwood Village, Centennial, Colo. August 22, 2021

I was reading through my copy of Entrepreneur magazine when a quote from James Altucher (author and podcast host) struck me. He said that "Creativity is a muscle. If you don't exercise it, it atrophies." To combat this, he suggests writing a list of 10 new ideas every day.

Creativity is something that can be nurtured through practice. Kids are naturally imaginative, and as parents and caregivers, we can help them grow in their creativity with conversation starters that encourage making lists of ten ideas.

Below you'll find a list of 31 conversation prompts. Pick a new topic each day for a month's worth of creative conversations.

Here's one way to use them:

  • Print this page.
  • Cut on the lines to separate each prompt.
  • Fold the pieces of paper and add them to a small container.
  • At the start of a family meal, have one person pull a mystery prompt from the container.
  • Start discussing and see if you can come up with at least 10 ideas for the given topic.

31 Prompts for Creative Conversations with Kids