- Papers of any kind; they can be construction papers, copy paper, or scrapbooking papers, and smaller scraps are fine.
- Pens or pencils for tracing and writing
- A large, clean, clear glass jar like a Mason jar, pickle jar, or spaghetti sauce jar. Prepare your jar ahead of time by soaking off the label.
Buttons, pom-poms, ribbon, sequins, beads, stickers, or anything you happen to have on hand to decorate your jar, and some glue.
- Cut out some hearts – at least a dozen. You can make a template for tracing or just cut them freehand. They should be able to fit inside the opening of your jar.
- On each heart, write a question that you would like to ask your family. They can be serious questions or silly questions. Here are some examples to get you started:
- IF YOU COULD TRADE PLACES WITH ANYONE FOR ONE DAY, WHO WOULD IT BE?
- WHAT IS SOMETHING THAT YOU THINK KIDS UNDERSTAND BUT ADULTS DO NOT?
- WHAT IS THE STINKIEST THING YOU’VE EVER SMELLED?
- WHAT IS THE HARDEST THING ABOUT BEING THE AGE YOU ARE NOW?
- WHAT HAS BEEN THE HAPPIEST DAY OF YOUR LIFE SO FAR?
- IF YOU COULD BE A CHARACTER IN A BOOK, WHO WOULD YOU BE?
- DESCRIBE YOUR PERFECT COOKIE
- WHAT IS SOMETHING EVERYONE LOOKS STUPID DOING?
- WHAT KIND OF SECRET CLUB WOULD YOU LIKE TO START?
- Fill your jar with your “Conversation Hearts” and pick one at dinnertime every day. It’ a great way to get to know your family, to laugh, and to always have something interesting to talk about!
- If you want, decorate your jar with anything you happen to have on hand.
Watch this project at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCOBSA6lVuY