One of our most popular posts is about how to connect more with kids. I came up with 36 topics to chat about around the dinner table, and this seems to have filledĀ  a big need with readers. Our family could certainly use a few more – especially during a pandemic when we’ve been together for a BILLION YEARS. Ok, 12 months. But that is an awfully long time, even if you all love each other a bunch. Here are 50 family dinner discussion topics (pandemic version), which happen to be a bit deeper than the first batch. Covid. World ending. People dying. Go figure!

Deep Discussion Topics for the Dinner Table

  1. What’s one thing you would be proud of if you were to die tomorrow?
  2. What’s been something that you keep naturally doing during the pandemic that means it’s truly part of who you are?
  3. After the 2020 year, how have your values changed?
  4. Is there a skill you have learned that you are proud of?
  5. What is some advice you would give someone who has experienced loss?
  6. What’s been the scariest part of being alive during a pandemic?
  7. How has your age group shifted their priorities?
  8. Is there something you meant to do or learn ‘if you had the time’ that you haven’t learned yet?
  9. Is there a vice you’ve developed that you want to stop when this ends?
  10. Is there any way you feel like you have let yourself or others down this past year?
  11. If you knew that Covid-19 was coming, how would you have prepared?
  12. What has been the best way that you have helped others during this time?
  13. What has been the best day during the pandemic?
  14. What will you tell others one day about 2020 and 2021?
  15. Is there someone you missed a ton this past year?



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Not So Deep Dinner Table Topics

  1. What food have you discovered that you cannot possibly live without?
  2. Where will you travel when this is all done and why?
  3. What items of comfy clothing are still going to trend when this is all done?
  4. Will you make a point of going to theatre and music when this is done?
  5. What have you learned during the pandemic that you want to keep doing?
  6. What’s the best book you read this year?
  7. What’s the best exercise you got during the time gyms were closed?
  8. Have you become more or less stressed out this year?
  9. What’s your new favourite game?
  10. Is there a hobby you picked up?
  11. What’s the best way you found to keep in touch with friends?
  12. Name THE pandemic song for you.
  13. What’s the best, most creative celebrity contribution to entertainment from home? (Think: John Krasinski’s Some Good News!)
  14. When you are 80 years old, what will stand out for you from this pandemic?
  15. Did your values change at all during the time you spent at home?

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30 Family Dinner PAndemic Discussion Topics