Conversation Starters and Activity Ideas

Conversation Starters and Activity Ideas

A sponsor visit is a very exciting event!  Please keep in mind that your child may be a little overwhelmed or shy at the beginning of your visit.   We’ve provided a few conversation starters for you, and having a fun activity to share can also be a great way to get to know each other.

Questions for your sponsored child(ren):

  • Introduce yourself and your family, and ask about your child’s family.
  • Do you like school?
  • What classes do you have at school, and do you have a favorite?
  • Who are your best friends?
  • What sports do you like?
  • What is your favorite song?
  • Do you have a favorite Bible verse?
  • What is your favorite food?
  • How do you feel about your sponsor coming to visit you?
  • Do you like receiving letters and post cards from your sponsor?

A few activities to share:

  • Bring pictures of your family, friends, and pets, and share them with your sponsored child.
  • Bring copies of any pictures of your sponsored child, or copies of the letters you have received from him or her.
  • Play together - soccer ball, Frisbee, and jump ropes are fun!
  • Sing songs
  • Draw pictures or do a craft together
  • Teach your child a Bible story
  • Bring some fingernail polish – most little girls will love to have their nails painted!
Contact Trips and Visits

Please call (800) 336-7542, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. MT, or send an e-mail to