One way to introduce your family to The Family Dinner Project is with a game at the table. After all, we want this program to be fun!
Check out these two games to help your family discuss dinner goals for the next four weeks:
Each family member fills out their own Goal Sheet, and then arrives at the table with his or her top 3 goals. Once everyone is seated, each family member tries to guess everyone else’s top goal. The person who guesses the most correct answers gets to choose the next family dinner menu.
Traffic Light Game
To help determine which goals your family wants to prioritize, give each person three sheets of paper — one red, one yellow, and one green. Green means go ahead/we’re content. Yellow means slow down/we may need to work on this. Red means stop/this is a priority goal.
Have a parent explain what each color means, then read some goals out loud. When a goal is stated, each family member holds up the color that best corresponds to his or her attitude about it. When there is a difference of opinion (or of color), each person talks about the reason for his or her chosen color. Your family can then have a conversation about which goals everyone wants to focus on.
If you don’t have colored paper in the house, simply have everyone say “red,” “yellow,” or “green” as each idea is discussed. If there’s a difference of opinion, pause for a conversation and see if you can come to an agreement about the priority of the goal.