Story Starters: Making Wishes

Story Starters: Making Wishes

This Week’s Story Starters: Making Wishes

  • What is the earliest wish you remember making? Did it come true?
  • What is the story behind your first wish (i.e. blowing out candles on fifth birthday cake)?
  • What is your favorite “wish” song?
  • What is your favorite “wish” story?
  • What traditions does your family have about wishes? What are the rules for playing (i.e. wishbone from the turkey; Christmas crackers; etc.)?
  • What wishes have you made on falling stars?
  • Where have you travelled to make a wish (i.e. Kissing the Blarney Stone at Blarney Castle in Ireland)?
  • Where is the best place to watch for falling stars?
  • Who was your “wish” partner when you were a kid?
  • How many four-leaf clovers have you found? What did you do with them?
  • What rules does your family have for making a wish while throwing coins in a fountain?
  • Who have you made a wish for or about?
  • How do you wish friends a happy birthday or good luck (i.e. phone call; on Facebook; send a card)?
  • What is the best wish story you have ever heard?
  • What wish rhymes do you know (i.e. starlight, starbright…; find a penny, pick it up…; etc.)?
  • What wishes do your kids make? How do you help make them come true?
  • What Make-a-Wish Foundation or other similar charities have you participated in?
  • What impact did those charities have on your life?
  • When you were a child, how did you get your wish list into Santa (i.e. mailed a letter; told him during store visit; report at school)?
  • How have your wishes changed over time?
  • How do your children or friend’s children deliver their wish lists to Santa?
  • What are all the ways you have made wishes (i.e. wish jar; when you lose an eyelash; in your diary)?
  • What wishes are you glad did not come true?
  • If you could have three wishes, what would they be?
  • Who would you give three wishes to? Why do they deserve wishes?
  • How does making wishes enrich your life? Does it matter if they come true?
  • What is the best wish you ever made?
  • What wish would you make right now?
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