Maybe it’s because I have boys, but I get one word answers to my questions (and they are still little…I can’t imagine when they are teenagers!) And I want to know every last detail about everything. These little After School Convo Cards should get kids talking after school.



You can send the convo cards in their lunch box to fill out before they get home, or they could fill them out while they are eating freshly baked cookies and cold milk after school! You do that right? Every day?


With only 3 questions per sheet, it’s just enough to get them sharing about their day, without seeming like another school assignment. The goal is to keep the conversation going after the three questions have been answered!


Download your own set of conversation cards here.

The adorable papers are designed by the talented Crystal Wilkerson.

**Disclosure** Crystal Wilkerson has given The Crafting Chicks access to all of her kits with an agreement that we will link to her when using them. She has also given us permission to offer some of our projects using her products as free downloads to our readers.
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  1. Wahoo for a printable! And those cute little hands– even if they’re left-handed. Can’t wait to send these in my PhD husband’s lunch… guess that means I’ll have to start being a good wife and pack his lunch! :-)

  2. LOVE these Nikkala!

  3. So cute! I’m going to have to try these. My little girl doesn’t open up about school either. 😛

  4. OH I SO KNOW ABOUT BOYS NOT SHARING MORE THAN ONE WORD!!! What a brilliant idea Nik, you are saucy and amazing. LOVE IT!

  5. These are wonderful Nikkala! I can’t wait to make some for my boys, who are definitely NOT talkers!:)

  6. I now follow you and by the way “AWESOME” blog… I will have to attempt a few of your projects!!!

    Check out my blog… I am new to the blog world.

  7. These are awesome!! Crystal, you are a family relations genius!! And you made the cards darn cute. Way to go and thank you for sharing!!

  8. I have boys who are the SAME way- and I cannot wait to use this! What an adorable and amazing idea! Thank you! Your blog is one of my FAVES. You girls ROCK!

  9. I love all your back to school ideas!!! I work in a middle school. No one ever brings me anything =o( But I can dream of the day.

  10. Okay, I just need the husband eddition with Deidra. That is great. I could have him fill it out at dinner time. :)
    So brillant Nik!

  11. This is a terrific idea. Thanks for the download!

  12. that is so nice!!! I wish I had a kid to make him do this =P

  13. Keep posting stuff like this i really like it

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  15. Oh my gosh- these are fantastic! Thanks so much for the printable, I’ll be linking.

  16. Thanks so much for this awesome freebie. I’ve featured it in my latest round up of back to school ideas:

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  18. OH my…I love these! Thank you. I will be printing these out tomorrow:)

  19. These are wonderful – thanks so much! I just saw these over at My son loves to write to me about his day and these will be another great way for him to do so.

    Just a note that on the first card the word “quiet” is spelled incorrectly.

  20. These are so cute I already have something similar that I brought from Cleopatra’s Sewing and Alterations( ). Mine came with a little holder and I got 100 and they don’t have the same questions. I love these. Please check out my blog at

  21. This is really cute! How aboutinstead of making forms for children to fill in and using so much paper, just print out one page for mom, as conversation starter questions to ask while making their snack?

  22. These are an awesome idea…one correction though… “Quiet”, not “quite”

  23. Trish Tempalski Says: August 23, 2011 at 3:35 pm

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  25. Love this idea, especially for my great-granddaughter who is very shy. Did you mean quiet inside of quite on the one card? I am sure was just a proof reading mistake. Take care.

  26. When my oldest (now 50) was in kindergarden they had not finished the addition to the school for the room needed so we had to carpool them to another school. If there are 2-3 kids in the car they would talk amongest themselves and that is how we parents found out what was going on in school. One they started walking to school (the school was 1 block away) we never got any info out of them.

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  28. I can’t download these :(

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