How well do families know each other – their likes and dislikes, hopes and fears? Words don’t come easy sometimes, so FaithinHomes has come up with an exercise that is a fun and easy way to chat and get to know more about each other.
This can be done around the dining table, sitting in the lounge, in the car, on a picnic or anywhere you fancy. And it doesn’t have to involve chocolates – it could be anything your family enjoys.
To start, each person in your family group needs a few small pieces of paper or card and a pen/pencil. Next, on each piece of paper, you all write a question about something you would like to know about the others in your family group.
Questions might include:
- Which part of the day do you like the best?
- Who would you most like to meet?
- Where would you most like to go on holiday?
- Who do you most admire, and why?
- What are you most frightened of?
- If you were God for the day, what three things would you do, and why?
- If you met Jesus in the street, what would you want to ask him, and why?
Mix up everyone’s cards and place them in a pile face down. Now, take it in turns to pick up a card. Read it out loud and then give everyone a turn to answer, including the person who picked up the card.
After you have all answered, say, three questions, you all get to choose a chocolate to enjoy (or your food of choice).