Healthy, strong family relationships are foundational to young people’s growth, learning, and well-being.

 

These relationships build strong social and emotional strengths that kids use throughout their lives.

 

But great family relationships don’t just happen.

 

 

Welcome to My Discovery Destination!

Discovery Family Adventures

where your family can find plenty of opportunities to

 

The Discovery Family Adventures provide ideas, activities, and experiences to help build strong family relationships.

 

Our goal is to strengthen family relationships to help kids be and become their best selves 

and to support parents in raising happy, successful, resilient kids in an exciting,

but sometimes turbulent and dangerous world.

 

 

Choose from the Adventures listed below

(or design your own family adventure!)

 

 

Get Your Family Talkin'


Basic Adventure

 

GOAL:

Improve communication with family members and help you get to know each other even better.

 

 

The ADVENTURE:

Learn how to play the Chit Chat game and then use it to get to know each other better and make meal times a time everyone looks forward to.

 

 

Reward Ideas:

 

   Let family members choose, or draw, the questions.

 

   Let family members make up the questions!

 

   Acknowledge their answers! Be sure you are giving your full attention when you play the game, and give a positive response to their answers so that they know you are listening. This is a great opportunity to validate your kids and their feelings!

 

   Provide a follow-up reward based on the child's answer. For example, if the question is 'What is your favorite food?' and they say 'Lasagna' you can follow that up by saying, "Great! I'll fix lasagna for dinner this weekend."  OR . . . just DO IT!  Sometime in the next few days fix lasagna and say, "I fixed your favorite food because I love you."

 

 

 

 

This Adventure is playing the Chit Chat game, and you can (and should!) enjoy it over and over again. The goal is to get kids and parents 'chatting' -- from funny and entertaining questions to insightful and educational, asking questions can bring families together and provide lots of opportunities to CREATE and CAPTURE Memories!

 

 

When is a good time to play this game?

 

 Dinnertime!

 

 In the car!

 

 While cleaning or organizing together!

 

 While gardening or doing yard work!

 

 Sunday afternoons!

 

 ANY TIME!  Whatever works best for your family~

 

 

 


SOME QUESTIONS TO GET YOU STARTED . . .


 

Ask a KID:

  • What are five words that best describe you?
  • What is the hardest part about being a kid?
  • If you could be a superhero, what would your superpower be?
  • What is the scariest thing that has happened to you? Why?
  • What would you do for fun if there were no electronics?
  • What do kids know more about than their parents do?
  • What do you want to be when you grow up?
  • What do you think your life will be like in the future?
  • What would be the menu of your ultimate birthday dinner?

 

 

Ask a PARENT:

  • Do you ever feel peer pressure as an adult? Explain.
  • Tell me about one of the proudest moments in your life.
  • Describe a difficult time where you wanted to quit. What kept you going?
  • What do you like to do to relax?
  • Which famous person would you like to invite to dinner?
  • What are you most afraid of?
  • Tell about someone who has affected your ideas and beliefs. How?
  • What is the hardest part about being a parent? Why?
  • Describe what you like about your job.
  • What is the story behind my name?

 

 

 

We will be posting additional questions on our social media sites, so stay tuned for some more great questions to keep the Chit Chat game going.  We also will create some fun, seasonal cards every month. CLICK HERE to check those out.

 

 

Of course, you can also come up with your own!

 

 

Pre-K Adventure

Playing the Chit Chat game is a great habit to start YOUNG!  You may find you need to adjust the questions a bit, but start early with setting aside certain times to play 'chit chat' and just ask each other questions-- silly, sincere, important, unimportant. Shake it up to keep the positive energy around it, but START NOW while your kids are young!  You'll be glad you did!

You can find some Chit Chat questions to get you going, and the basic instructions,  under the Basic Level adventure.

 

 

SUPERAchiever Adventure

 

SUPERAchievers will want to come up with a list of their own questions that you think would be fun and create their own Chit Chat game for the whole family to enjoy. Think of a variety of questions . . .

 

 Questions for kids to ask parents

 

 Questions for parents to ask kids

 

 

Make a list of the questions you think would be fun and then either write or type them onto different colored paper-- questions for kids on one color and questions for parents on a different color.  Find a fun container for your questions-- a bottle, a bowl, a tin can, or even just a plain box that you could decorate. Fold the questions up, place them in the container, and you're ready to play!

 

Super Achievers will also take the initiative to create opportunities for the family to enjoy the Chit Chat game together periodically and help turn it into a family tradition. Whether you make it a dinnertime routine, a weekly Sunday afternoon activity, 'the thing we do in the car', or 'the thing we do as a family-- whenever', YOU be the one to bring it up and keep it going in your family.

 

 

Teen Adventure

This Adventure is a game you can enjoy over and over again with your family. The goal is to get you and your parents 'chatting' -- from funny and entertaining questions to insightful and educational, asking questions can bring families together and provide lots of opportunities to CREATE and CAPTURE Memories!

 

As a teenager you have a lot of influence on your family. Take the initiative to be the one who creates opportunities for your family to enjoy the chit chat game together periodically and help turn it into a family tradition. Whether you make it a dinnertime routine, a weekly Sunday afternoon activity, 'the thing we do in the car', or 'the thing we do as a family-- whenever', you be the one to bring it up and to keep it going.

 

Start by coming up with a list of your own questions that you think would be fun, and funny! Create your own Chit Chat game for the whole family to enjoy by thinking of a variety of questions . . .

 

 Questions for kids to ask parents

 

 Questions for parents to ask kids

 

 

There are a few questions below to get you going. Using those as a springboard for ideas, make a list of the questions you think would be fun and then either write or type them onto different colored paper-- questions for kids on one color and questions for parents on a different color.  Find a fun container for your questions-- a bottle, a bowl, a tin can, or even just a plain box that you could decorate. Fold the questions up, place them in the container, and you're ready to play!

 

 

 

When is a good time to play this game?

 

 Dinnertime!

 

 In the car!

 

 While cleaning or organizing together!

 

 While gardening or doing yard work!

 

 Sunday afternoons!

 

 ANY TIME!  Whatever works best for your family~

 

 

 

 

The key is to make it a TRADITION in your family to Chit Chat with each other, whether you are officially playing the chit chat game, or just asking each other questions!

 

 

 

Here are just a few questions to get you going:

 

 

Ask a TEEN:

  • What are five words that best describe you?
  • What is the hardest part about being a kid?
  • If you could be a superhero, what would your superpower be?
  • What is the scariest thing that has happened to you? Why?
  • What would you do for fun if there were no electronics?
  • What do kids know more about than their parents do?
  • What do you want to be when you grow up?
  • What do you think your life will be like in the future?
  • What would be the menu of your ultimate birthday dinner?

 

 

Ask a PARENT:

  • Do you ever feel peer pressure as an adult? Explain.
  • Tell me about one of the proudest moments in your life.
  • Describe a difficult time where you wanted to quit. What kept you going?
  • What do you like to do to relax?
  • Which famous person would you like to invite to dinner?
  • What are you most afraid of?
  • Tell about someone who has affected your ideas and beliefs. How?
  • What is the heardest part about being a parent? Why?
  • Describe what you like about your job.
  • What is the story behind my name?

 

 

 

 

Photo Location

Take a family selfie wherever it is that you like to play the 'Chit Chat' game and post it to your social media sites with the hashtags #chitchatgame, #ParentsEmpowered and #MyDiscoveryDestination

by Chit Chat



ParentsEmpowered.org is a media and education campaign funded by the Utah Legislature and designed to prevent and reduce underage drinking in Utah by providing parents and guardians with information about the harmful effects of alcohol on the developing teen brain, along with proven skills for preventing underage alcohol use.

 


 



Check back often as we will post new Adventures every week

Not sure how the Discovery Family Program works?

 

Discovery Family Program How-To Visual

 

 

 

 

 

My Discovery Destination! Adventures

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for the purpose of

STRENGTHENING FAMILIES and BUILDING CHARACTER.

Send an email to Sharilee@MyDiscoveryDestination.com if you would like to learn how we can bring a wide variety of FUN and educational LIVE EVENTS to your community!