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25 Great Conversation Starters for Kids

Group conversations at camp are a great way for counselors to really get to know their campers. It is also a fantastic way for campers to get to know each other, find commonalities, which in turn helps them to be more comfortable around each other and make friends.

Whether it’s time in the cabin, around the dining hall table, or while waiting for the next activity, here are 25 great conversation starters to use with campers.

Have you ever been to camp before?
Why did you choose to come to camp?
What are you looking forward to the most?
What are you nervous about?
Do you know anybody at camp?
What was your favorite part of today?
What was your least favorite part of today?

What makes someone a good friend?
How do you choose your friends?

What is your favorite thing about yourself?
What is one of your favorite memories?
What is your favorite book?
What is your favorite movie?

Do you ever talk to yourself? If so, what do you say?
What is something you’d like to learn to do well?
What is one of your hobbies?
What makes you laugh?
What are you thankful for?

If you could trade places with anyone for one day, who would it be?
If you could be a famous actor, athlete, author or musician, which would you choose and why?
If you could be invisible, where would you go and what would you do?
If you could know one thing about the future, what would it be?
If you could change one thing in the world, what would you change?
If you could spend the day with one person (character) from any movie, who would it be?
If you could only listen to one song for the rest of the year, which one would you choose?


Here are some other resources you can get.

TableTopics to GO Kids Conversation Trio Orange
  • Three TableTopics Conversation Starter Editions in one pack
  • Ages 6 and up
Learning Resources Conversation Cubes, Social Dice, Autism Therapy, Ice Breaker Cubes, Ages 6+
  • SPARK discussions and personal responses from your students
  • BUILD speaking and listening skills between students

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