15 Safe Conversation Starters for the Thanksgiving Dinner Table

It’s that time of year again! Defrost the turkey, prep your Google Maps and get ready to make some small talk with your extended family.

Don’t be the person who causes the awkward family silence. Verboten topics include family gossip, money and politics.

If you need some fun — but safe — conversation starters, we’ve got you covered.

These clever questions can help you break the ice and get to know your loved ones better. Don’t worry: these topics are kid-friendly and won’t go near controversial topics.

What would you do if you won the lottery tomorrow?

Who was your favorite teacher?

Have you ever nursed a secret ambition?

If your family had a motto, what would it be?

Do you have a zombie apocalypse survival plan?

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?

What was the worst job you’ve ever had?

What television show could you watch over and over again?

Would you ever go on reality television?

What was the worst movie you’ve ever seen?

Do you believe in ghosts?

What fictional character do you think you are the most like?

What skill have you always wanted to learn?

What’s one subject that you wish was taught in schools?

Who taught you how to ride a bike?

If you could make up your own holiday, what would it be and what would you eat?