Family Dinner Question Jar
I am always researching ways to make family dinner more meaningful and fun and I stumbled across this wonderful blog today!
Jennifer Schmidt is the author of Beauty and Bedlam.com.Â Â She is a mother of ” five blessings” and a full time family manager.
She has given her readers a free file to print and make a jar full of conversation starter questions for dinner time.Â How wonderful!
She states:Â Â “I am so very excited to share something with you that has been part of our family tapestry for years.Â You know that I place a high priority on a shared family dinner experience. Many times over the last year, I have declared, â€œWe need to fight for our family meal timeâ€ because with five children, three of them high-schoolers, those times become more rare as schedules increase.”
This is the perfect last minute, meaningful gift idea as well for teachers, neighbors, friends and family. We have included pre-printed labels for you to add onto your choice of jar, box or bowl (see above). There are different sized labels and verbiage for you to choose, as well as blank labels, if youâ€™d like to have your kids personalize it with their own handwriting, like â€œSchmidt Family Dinner Questions,â€ or even something silly like â€œChat and Chow.â€
Feel free to get as creative as you want with the jar.Â My dollar store plastic container has worked wonders for years. You may have the kids adorn it with their own crafty creations â€“ glitter, glue, ribbon etc, or you may choose to make it a more elegant gift with a beautiful, glass container.” -Jen Schmidt
The question section of the file (pages 3 â€“ 24) are perfectly formatted to print out onto 2â€³ x 3-1/2â€³ perforated Avery Business cards (10 cards per sheet). This will give you a very polished look, or you can print the file onto paper or card stock and cut them yourself.