Intentional Questions- Printable
My firstborn is the most extroverted person I have ever met. She thrives on meeting new people and could be around people all day long. When we walk into a crowded place it is irresistible for her to not talk to the people around her. She strikes up conversations with strangers in the produce section of the grocery store and has invited people (and their pets) she has met at the check out counter to her birthday party. My husband and I often joke that we wouldn't make any new friends if it weren't for Margot because it is not natural for either of us to strike up conversation with new people. Because I am more introverted, her interaction with the world around her can be surprising for me at times as her mom. I do recognize her ability to connect with people so easily and bring people together as a beautiful gift and am learning how to nurture it.
One way that has helped not just bridge the introvert/extrovert gap in our family but has helped us to learn more about one another is asking intentional questions. I have all these questions written on large popsicle type sticks in a jar that lives on our kitchen table. During meals or times that we are all hanging out together, we take turns drawing questions from the jar. It has lead to lots of great family discussions.
Here are the questions. You can either print them out on card stock or, if your kids are like mine and hoard tiny bits of papers as if they are precious treasures, write them on something more durable than paper (like an oversized popsicle stick).
These questions are originally from Momastery's blog, we just updated the look with the help of @huntadventuresociety