Thursday, November 30, 2017
Let's Talk Table Thyme
Here is a unique idea as the holidays approach. Take time at lunch or supper to turn off the tv, put away the phones and spend some time talking with each other. Let's Talk - Table Thyme, from Family Honor Plate, encourages families to spend mealtimes talking.
They have a set of spiral bound flip cards with questions to help spark conversations. The cards are double sided, so work your way through in one direction, and then turn them over and work through in the opposite direction. Do just one card a day, or choose to do two or three. It is all up to you. After you ask the question and get an answer then ask "Why". Here are a few sample questions:
1. Describe a time when you were scared.
2. Share something that happened today that you are grateful for.
3. Do you prefer sunny or snowy vacations?
4. When is it the most peaceful in your home?
Remember to ask why.
Leave the cards on or near your dining table, so they are easy to access and remember. Let's Talk will help start conversations, and help you to create fun memories of sitting at the table talking with each other. It will encourage your children to express themselves to others.
We also received one of the Family Honor Plate Paint Kits. This is a kit that allows your child to paint a plate. Adult supervision is required as the plate needs baked. The Family Honor Plate can be used to teach encouragement in the family. Serve one person with the plate during meals to honor a positive character trait. Use the meal time to positively influence each other. The kit comes with a plate, 8 paints, 3 paint brushes, painter's palette, plate stand and 7 discussion cards.
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Consider one or both of these items as a holiday gift! See you soon!