This list of questions to ask kids is a great way to get kids talking! Print out the list of funny and thoughtful questions to ask your kids after school or while you’re sitting around the dinner table. If you’re tired of trying to connect with your kids and only getting one word answers, then these conversation starters are for you!
Your kid climbs in the car after school and you proceed to ask “How was your day?”.
You’re expecting to hear at least a short synopsis of how the pizza in the cafeteria was extra yummy today, or that your child aced the surprise math quiz, but instead you hear…
Good? That’s it!
You just spent the last 7 hours at school, and that’s all you can tell me… that it was good?!
If that sounds all too familiar, then you need this fun list of questions to ask kids!
And, I’m even going to show you how to turn it into a fun portable game so that you can engage with your child and have meaningful (and sometimes funny!) conversations on the way home from school or at the dinner table.
100 Questions to Ask Kids
Questions to Ask Your Kids About Their School Day
- What was the best thing that happened to you today?
- What is one thing you learned today that you don’t think I already know?
- Who had the best lunchbox item at lunch today? And what was it?
- What was one thing that happened today that made you laugh?
- What was one thing that happened at school today that made you feel special?
- What was the worst part of your day today?
- When did you feel the most proud at school today?
- What is one thing that you learned today that you didn’t already know?
- What was your favorite thing that you did at the playground today?
- What is one thing that you wish you could have done better today?
- What do you think you can do tomorrow to make it better than today?
- Was there any time that you were nervous today?
- Who is one person that you don’t like at school, and why?
- What was one nice thing that you did for someone else today? And check out this post about How to Raise the Nice Kid in a World of Mean Girls!
- What subject did you have a hard time with today?
- Did anyone at school do anything today that made you feel sad?
- What is one crazy and interesting thing that you learned today?
Funny Questions to Ask Kids
- If Mommy wanted a break tomorrow, what would you cook us for dinner?
- Do your best impression of any famous person.
- If you could change your name, what would you change it to?
- What is the funniest joke you can think of right now?
- Oh no! Your backpack broke, and you can only carry TWO school supplies to school tomorrow! What do you choose to bring?
- What is ONE chore that you would cross off your Chore Chart forever? Check out my awesome Printable Chore Charts with Age Appropriate Chore Cards HERE!
- If you HAD to give up one of these for the whole week, which would you choose: Internet AND Electronics OR Your toothbrush AND Your hairbrush?
- If you could have one super power, what would it be?
- If you got a letter in the mail with $50 in it and a note that says you have to spend ALL of the money in 10 minutes at the grocery store, what would you buy?
- Who do you think is smarter, Mommy or Alexa/Siri?
- Tell the truth… have you ever farted and blamed it on someone else?
- If you got to pick ONE thing that your sibling had to eat for the rest of the week, what would you pick?
- If YOU got to elect the next president, and it could be ANYONE, who would you choose and why?
- Amazon ships us a time machine by accident. What year do you choose to go to, past OR future? Why?
- You’re trapped in the Aladdin movie, what are your 3 wishes?
- What is the funniest face you can make?
- Pretend you’re a farmer and you only grow ONE food, and you have to eat that food everyday for the rest of your life. What is it?
- Quick! Can you make up a song about Mom/Dad/Sibling?
- If you could choose your own nickname, what would it be?
- “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious”… How do you spell it? Answer: “i-t”… Get it! 🙂
- What is the funniest animal sound you can make?
Conversation Starters for Kids to Get to Know Them Better
- What is one thing that you wish I would stop doing as your parent?
- If someone were to write a biography about you, what do you hope they would write as the last sentence?
- If you could have ANY animal as a pet, what would it be and what would you name it?
- If you could be king or queen of the playground for one day, what would you do?
- If you could eat lunch with any person tomorrow, dead or alive, who would it be and why?
- Who is your best friend, and what is the one thing you like best about him or her?
- What is one thing you wish your friends knew about you?
- Where in the world would you want to live, if money was not a factor?
- If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
- If your teacher gets sick tomorrow, and you have to be the teacher for the day, what is one lesson that you would teach your classmates?
- If you had to do a school project about ONE influential person in your life, who would you choose and why?
- Do you want to be a parent when you grow up? If so, how many kids do you want to have?
- What is one fun thing that you think you want to do with your kids on a regular basis?
- What is one thing that you wish you could do better?
- What do you consider to be your biggest strength?
- What makes you a good friend?
- When do you feel the most loved? Check out this post for 13 Fun and Easy Ways to Make Your Child Feel Loved and Valued!
- If you got to choose what we do as a family next Saturday, what would it be?
- What job do you hope you have when you grow up?
- If you could pick ANY fictional character to change places with, who would you choose?
- Can you think of one new family tradition that you wish we did together? If not, what is your favorite family tradition that we have?
- If you found $100 on the sidewalk and I made you give it to a charity, which charity would you choose?
- What is the best dream that you have had recently?
- What 3 words would you use to describe yourself?
- If you had to bring 3 items in to school tomorrow to describe YOU for show and tell, what would you bring and why?
- What are you most thankful for?
- What are you most afraid of?
Questions for Kids About Their Favorite Things
- If you had to pick one food to eat for dinner for the next 30 days, what would it be?
- What is your all-time favorite dessert?
- What is your favorite outfit that you own?
- What is your favorite thing about yourself?
- What is your favorite subject in school?
- What is your most prized possession?
- What is your favorite memory?
- What is your favorite movie, and what is your favorite scene from that movie?
- What is your favorite way to spend a Saturday?
- What is your favorite song? Hold up a pretend microphone and sing me some of the lyrics.
- What is your favorite thing in your room, besides furniture?
- What is your favorite TV show?
- What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast?
- What is your favorite month of the year and why?
- What is your favorite ice cream flavor?
- What is your favorite activity to do in the summer? Check out this list of Fun Summer Activities for Kids to keep your kids busy this summer!
- What is your favorite drink?
- What is your favorite animal, and what do you like about it?
- What is your favorite holiday?
More Random Questions to Ask Your Kids
- Which do you think came first, the chicken or the egg?
- If you could go to the toy store and pick out just ONE new toy, and you had to play with that toy everyday for a month, what would it be?
- What is one animal that you wish was extinct?
- If you were an architect, what kind of house would you build to live in?
- Who is the meanest Disney villain, and why?
- Pretend that you get to plan our next family vacation… Where are we going and what are we doing?
- Would you rather give up ice cream or cake forever?
- Create the things you wish existed. What is one invention that you wish existed?
- If you could bring ONE toy to school tomorrow, what would you choose?
- If I gave you $500 to redecorate your room, what would it look like?
- If you could pack anything in your lunchbox tomorrow, what would you pack?
- If you HAD to go to the barber shop tomorrow and get a different hairstyle, what would you choose?
- If you were stranded on a deserted island, what 3 things would you want to have with you?
- If your principal is sick tomorrow and you have to fill in, what one new rule would you make for the school?
- If there was only ONE present under the Christmas tree for you this year, what would you hope it would be?
- If you could change your bedtime, what would you change it to?
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Use these Conversation Starters for Kids as a Fun Game to Play in the Car or at the Dinner Table
Going on a road trip, or need some conversation-starters for dinner time? Or want to connect with your kids while you’re trying to get out of the school traffic after pick-up?
You can use these questions to ask kids to make your own game OR…
Here are just a few ideas of how to use these conversation starters so your kids don’t feel like they’re being interviewed by the world’s most boring reporter. 🙂
Twenty Questions in Twenty Minutes – Kids Edition
Set a timer for 20 minutes, and have your kids try to answer 20 questions before the timer goes off!
Or, you can set a kitchen timer for ONE minute, have your child draw a card, and then they have to talk about their answer for a whole minute.
Dinner time is typically a little bit longer than 20 minutes (the actual eating part not the cooking and cleaning!), so this would be a great conversation starter game to play around the table.
You can even go in order from youngest to oldest, and answer some questions yourself.
Pick a Question, Any Question
What kid hasn’t held up a fanned-out deck of cards and said in their best magician voice, “Pick a card, Any card.”
Well, this easy game to get your kids talking is a fun version of that…
Instead of Pick a Card, have your kids Pick a Question!
Just write each question down on a piece of paper or card stock OR check out my Question Cards for Kids HERE! Then, stick all of the papers into a gallon-size ziploc bag.
When your kids get in the car after school OR while you’re sitting around the dinner table as a family, pull out the ziploc bag and let each child pick one question to answer.
These are great conversation-starters for family time, and you can easily modify some of the questions so that Mom and Dad can answer, too… For instance, change “principal” to “boss” and change “school” to “work”.
Hope you enjoyed this list of fun conversation starters for kids! Now go have an interesting dinner table talk! 🙂