Chit-Chat Jar: Communication with Your Kids



Let’s get your kids talking and sharing their thoughts with you by making a “Chit-Chat Jar.” How fun is this!

  • Find/buy a jar or container. Make sure the jar is clear so the kiddos can see what’s inside.
  • Write topics on small strips of paper. Make the ideas light and fun. They can be things like:
    • Vacation ideas
    • Friends
    • Games
    • Do you like your teacher?
    • Books
    • Foods they like
    • The library and scheduling a time to go
    • Favorite thing about school
    • Favorite subject in school
    • The art museum and scheduling a fun visit
    • Earth and our environment
    • Ask your kiddos what makes them happy
    • Music
  • The strip that is pulled out that day is what you will talk about.
  • The communication/talk can last longer if you are more engaged with what your child is saying. Encourage them by saying things like: so cool, tell me more, awesome, wow, interesting, love it, etc.
  • Please don’t make the topics serious …snore-zzzz… Your kids will lose interest really quickly. The point is too get them to talk, not tell you things you want to hear.

These are just suggestions.  You can do what you feel is good for you and your kids. The point is, communication is key! Take interest and enjoy the time you are communicating together.


Angel Krishna

Children’s Books Author

Monkeys and Crocodiles Play Baseball

The Gu-Glee-Goos of Christmas

About ADK Story Books

Angel Krishna is a fun-loving mom, a great friend and wife with a silly side, who believes that imagination is a gift. She loves when children tell a story, how their eyes widen, their hands move every which way and their voice fills with excitement. Angel encourages parents to listen to their children and to communicate with an open mind and a full heart. She reminds herself and those around her to enjoy life, always move forward and be creative.
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3 Responses to Chit-Chat Jar: Communication with Your Kids

  1. KidLitReview says:

    Great idea! I do something similar with my two little guys and they love contributing conversation starter ideas as well. So far, some of my favorites have been “If you were a super hero, what would your super power be?” and “If we switched places and you got to be MY parent for a day, what would we do together?”.


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