100+ Questions To Ask Kids That'll Get You Better Answers Than Just 'Fine'

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When you think about questions to ask kids, you might need to tap into your own childhood a little bit. Think back to when you were growing up and had to interact with adults. What questions made you feel included in the conversation? Which ones were a pain to answer? That said, not everyone has a memory they can cling to from way back when. And even if you do, it can still be intimidating to think up questions to ask kids. But if you’re a parent — or an aunt or uncle — it’s good to have a few ideas in mind. The more you talk to kids, the better they’ll feel about speaking to adults. And, the more you ask, the more they’ll feel as if they’re valued.

Even if you don’t have much in common with your 5-year-old, they’re still in the midst of a crucial moment of growth. The world from their eyes is fascinating, and the observations they’ll share are a reminder that there’s still plenty of good in the world.

Fortunately, there are plenty of questions to ask kids to get to know them better — after all, kids have such distinct personalities. There’s a possibility your kids are into hobbies or shows you’re not even aware of or that they have fears you didn’t realize they had. The possibilities are sort of endless, so asking is always beneficial!

Here are some questions to ask kids that’ll help you start a truly rewarding conversation.

Fun Questions to Ask Kids

  1. If you can be anything in the world, what would you be?
  2. What’s your favorite superpower?
  3. What vegetable do you like the most?
  4. What vegetable do you like the least?
  5. What’s something funny that happened today?
  6. What’s the best joke you’ve ever heard?
  7. Where’s your favorite place to go?
  8. What book do you like the most?
  9. What book do you like the least?
  10. Who’s the funniest person you know?
  11. Which cartoon character would you love to be your friend in real life?
  12. How do you top your hamburger?
  13. Do you prefer crayons, markers, or colored pencils?
  14. What kind of M&Ms are the best?
  15. Who is your favorite fictional dog?
  16. If you could be an animal for a day, what would you choose?
  17. What television character do you admire, and why?
  18. What friend makes you smile?
  19. Would you rather live at the zoo or live at the mall?
  20. What was something kind you did today?
  21. Which pizza topping is best?
  22. Which pizza topping will you never try?
  23. What food did you think you wouldn’t like but ended up loving?
  24. What’s your least favorite food of all time?
  25. What’s the funniest food combination you can think of?
  26. What activity would you love to learn?
  27. What’s your hidden talent?
  28. If you could be any desert, what would you be?
  29. If you had to choose to eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
  30. If you could spend the day with any cartoon character, who would it be?
  31. Who is your favorite YouTuber?
  32. Show me your favorite TikTok dance?
  33. If you could ride any dinosaur, what would it be?
  34. Would you rather be a superhero or a wizard?
  35. Would you rather watch fireworks or go to a circus performance?
  36. Would you rather have long hair like Rapunzel or be blue like Smurfette?
  37. Would you rather understand what animals say or have them understand what you say?
  38. If you were a book/movie, what would your title be?
  39. If you could become any cartoon character for one day, who would you be?

Questions to Ask Kids to Get to Know Them

  1. What’s your favorite color?
  2. Do you prefer cats or dogs?
  3. Who is your favorite Disney princess?
  4. Who is your favorite Disney sidekick?
  5. Who is your favorite superhero?
  6. What song is your favorite to sing?
  7. What was the first movie you saw in theaters?
  8. If you can have any animal as a pet, what would you choose?
  9. What made you sad today?
  10. What’s your favorite outfit to wear?
  11. What’s your happiest memory?
  12. What place in the world would you love to travel to?
  13. When were you the most scared?
  14. What’s your favorite thing to do when you visit your grandparents?
  15. Which stuffed animal or toy is your favorite?
  16. If a friend was being mean to you, how would you respond?
  17. How do you calm yourself down when you get upset?
  18. What’s your go-to favorite snack?
  19. How did you meet your best friend?
  20. What’s your favorite playground activity?
  21. What meal do your parents make that makes you excited for dinner?
  22. Who is your favorite celebrity?
  23. If you were president, what rules would you make?

Questions to Ask Kids About School

  1. Which teacher has been your favorite?
  2. If you could give your teacher a nickname, what would it be?
  3. Who had the best lunch today?
  4. What was your favorite part of the day?
  5. What does your dream lunch at school look like?
  6. What’s the best lunch or snack that the cafeteria offers?
  7. What’s your favorite thing about your teacher?
  8. What did you play at recess?
  9. If you could choose anyone to sit next to in class, who would it be?
  10. What kind of school supplies do you have?
  11. Did you make any new friends today?
  12. What was the best school trip you ever went on?
  13. Which school assembly was the most memorable?
  14. What did someone else do for you that was helpful?
  15. Was there a moment when you felt confused about something?
  16. What was something funny you learned today?
  17. What was the hardest subject today?
  18. Are you anxious about any tests or quizzes ahead?
  19. Do you need any help with homework?
  20. What are you looking forward to tomorrow?
  21. What did you read at school today?
  22. Who did you sit next to at lunch today?
  23. What did you do today that made you feel proud?
  24. What is something you want to do at school before summer comes?
  25. If you could switch places with any teacher in your school, who would it be?
  26. If you were the teacher, what would you teach the class?

Question of the Day for Kids

  1. If any actor can play you in a movie, who would it be?
  2. What’s your favorite candy of all time?
  3. What type of holiday cookie is your favorite?
  4. What’s your favorite TV show?
  5. What is the best chip?
  6. What’s the best kind of soup?
  7. Who is your hero?
  8. If you have a YouTube channel, what would it be called?
  9. What’s your favorite thing about your best friend?
  10. What’s the funniest joke you can think of?
  11. If you could meet one celebrity, who would it be?
  12. What’s your favorite planet?
  13. What’s the best advice you’ve ever heard?
  14. What band or singer do you want to see live?
  15. What’s your favorite chore?

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