Back-to-School Conversation Starters for Kids {Free Printable}

Back to School Conversation Starters for Kids from  {Get your shy kids talking with friends in no time!}

My kids liked the Back-to-School Friendship game so well last week, that we have extended it another week.  This week’s game is “Conversation Starters for Kids.”  To learn how to make this game and how to play, visit this post.

I changed the rules a little bit this week.  They can do more than one activity a day, and (as long as they do five things during the week) they can eat the rest of the candy on the weekend.  There was no way that candy in their two uncompleted slots was going to survive until today!  Also, they don’t have to do exactly what’s written.  If they can tell me something they did to go out of their comfort zone and/or make a friend, they earn the treat.

If you aren’t into giving your kids candy, small toys and stickers will fit, too.  Those are Squinkies in the picture.

Here’s the download for the new game:  Be Happy–Conversation Starters


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  1. This is so cute and a great way to store Squinkies too! lol Thanks for sharing such a great motivational tool!

  2. Super fun! What a great summer activity idea. I came over from the JAQ link up. Would like to invite you over to my craft/recipe party going on now. I’ve been hosting recipes for over a year and crafts for just a few weeks, so we are gathering momentum, would love to have you a part of it!

    • Thanks so much for visiting and for the invite! I’m on my way to your site to link up and follow. I’d love it if you’d follow me back! Have a great day.

  3. Nici ~Posed Perfection says

    What a fun idea! Thanks so much for stopping by Posed Perfection last week and leaving me sweet comments. I hope you’ll visit again. I am following you via G+. Have a great week!

  4. Great idea! I loved the make-new-friends one too, and this same principle could be applied to so many things. :-) Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional!

  5. What a great idea! I am going to have to get my grandson those squinkys.

  6. That is another great idea! It’s great to help your kids stretch their comfort zones in such a fun and rewarding way.

  7. Ok, This is adorable. My son has been homeschooled until this year. He started second grade at a private school in town, if he found this in his backpack it would make his day! Thanks for sharing:)
    I’m stopping by from One Artsy Mama,
    Hope you can swing by and visit me at

  8. What a great idea, thanks for sharing!

    visiting from Freedom Friday!

  9. Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. says

    this is a great idea!

  10. Thanks for sharing at All My Bloggy Friends last week! I can’t wait to see what you share tomorrow! :)

  11. Hi Heidi,
    This is another cute idea. I bet your kids are having fun. Thank you so much for sharing with Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party last week. This weeks Link Party is opened at
    Hope to see you there.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above

  12. Another fun idea!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous weekend!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

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