What do you want first? The good news or the bad?
Bad: Since I am in full-on work mode with pesky tuition looming over me, the holidays look very familiar to the everyday. My kids are bored as F%&K, and one is also battling the stomach flu as we speak, so there isn’t a whole lot to do around here.
Good: We are blessed this year to have a handful of new (and very important) people in our lives, and excited to have them share in our Christmas dinner festivities. While I could let the nerves get the best of me (and just may closer to the day), for now, I decided to channel that energy into a more creative pursuit.
Bring on the Question Jar!
With younger-son sleeping off a fever, older-son and I began compiling a “list” of conversation starters for our Christmas-dinner guests. As the list began to grow, so did the ideas on how to house it. We decided that we should make a Question Jar, and since I have a small (big) addiction to Mason jars, I’m always keen to undertake projects where I can display them. This jar could easily be a box, a hat… There are tons of lists on the internet with questions for kids – so if you can’t think of any, defiantly use them as prompts. It was fun to see what my son came up with to ask, and he liked checking his off the list the one we originally found.
We dressed our questions up with little star stickers that were originally supposed to be for a star-chart. This is a much-better use, and it made them more festive. As we got into it, I could see this as being a good ice-breaker jar for any dinner party, and also a very unique gift. Who knew?
I have attempted to show in pictures the different steps we took for our project, but it’s so open-ended that I can see this taking many forms. We’d love to hear if you made your own, and how it was received.
Here are a few of the questions we came up with: