300+ Questions To Ask Your Kids To Bond Better

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A compilation of some valuable would you rather questions to ask your kids, Funny questions to ask a kid, questions to ask your child about school, open-ended questions for kids, and questions to ask kids to get to know them to edify your communicating relationship and bond in general

Positive communication with our children helps them develop healthily and strengthens our bond with them and this is something all parents should constantly work towards. I cannot overemphasize that communication is really a critical element in a parent-child relationship and in raising children.

It’s funny because you wouldn’t think it needs to be because it comes naturally to all of us but you do need to be thoughtful about your communication, the questions and words you used to interact with your kids because it is the foundation for your relationship with your child as he or she grows up and for his or her ability to find out things, to understand the world, to have his or her emotional needs met. It’s really important!

I will encourage you to make sure that there’s plenty of time in your daily life for your child and you can just talk, schmooze, go over your day, and communicate effectively even about the most little things.

Sometimes it’s bedtime, sometimes it’s when you are in the car which is, by the way, my favorite time to talk to a child, on the dinner table, in your room, or theirs. I

n all, it is critically important that you make out time to talk with your child, understand them, bond them, be honest with your child, and that you always answer what they ask, that you never say you shouldn’t ask that question, you’re too young to know that, I’ll talk to you about it when you’re older because that will shut down your child asking you questions.

Now if you are on a bridge on what to communicate about with your smaller or older kids or you are in search of the right conversation starters to disrupt the silence between you and your child I have created a list of some would you rather questions to ask your kids, funny questions to ask a kid, questions to ask your child about school, open-ended questions for kids and questions to ask kids to get to know them and effectively communicate.

These questions in general will allow you to engage and interact with your kids and get a peek at what is going on inside their curious minds. You’ll also be able to get an insight into their likes, dislikes, emotions and get them to think creatively about their answers.

After asking your kids these questions and hearing their answers you can in turn answer the questions. These questions can also be answered by adults. This can be adopted as a fun and bonding activity that the family can indulge in after dinner time. These questions are open-ended and will get your kids to think properly about their responses, they can also be added into their daily journal and be used as discussion prompts.



Questions To Ask Kids To Get To Know Them

1.  What makes you happy?

2.  What have your friends been up to?

3.  If you could do anything right now, what would you do?

4.  What makes you feel loved?

5.  How do you show people you care?

6.  What does it feel like when I hug you?

7.  What do you enjoy giving people?

8.  Did you smile or laugh extra today?

9.  How do you best like helping others?

10.  Pretend you’re a chef and tell me about your restaurant. What foods do you serve?

11.  What do you think you’re going to dream about tonight?

12.  What makes you feel thankful?

13.  Where would you like to travel? How would you get there?

14.  What makes you feel energized?

15.  What are some of the best things about nature?

16.  What’s a memory that makes you happy?

17.  What bugs you?

18.  Describe a great day. What are you doing that makes it special?

19.  Do you think it’d be fun to learn another language?

20.  What are the three things you want to do this summer?

21.  If you could make up a new holiday, what would it be?

22.  What makes someone smart?

23.  What makes your friends so awesome?

24.  What makes you so awesome?

25.  Do you have any inventions in your brain?

26.  Do you think it’d be fun to learn another language?

27.  Do you like it when other people share with you? Why?

28.  If you were a teacher and could teach your students anything at all, what would you teach them?

29.  What is the craziest thing you’ve ever eaten?

30.  Who is your favorite storybook character?

31.  What one thing do you do now that you need an adult for but would like to try to do all by yourself?

32.  If a friend asks you to keep a secret that you don’t feel comfortable keeping, what would you do?

33.  If you had to give everyone in the family new names, what would they be?

34.  What would you do if you made the rules at home?

35.  Tell me something about you that you think I might not know.

36.  What is the funniest thing that ever happened to you?

37.  What do you think your life will be like in the future?

38.  What is the most wonderful thing that ever happened to you?

39.  Who is your best friend and why?

40.  If you could choose a new name for yourself, what would it be, and why?

41.  What’s the coolest thing you saw someone do today?

42.  How would you change the world if you could?

43.  What do you know how to do that you can teach to others?

44.  Did you catch anyone doing something funny?

45.  Did anyone do anything super nice for you?

46.  What was the nicest thing you did for someone else?

47.  Who made you smile today?

48.  What new fact did you learn today?

49.  Who brought the best food in their lunch today? What was it?

50.  If one of your classmates could be the teacher for the day who would you want it to be? Why?

51.  Did anyone push your buttons today?

52.  Who do you want to make friends with but haven’t yet? Why not?

53.  Tell me something you learned about a friend today.

54.  What was your favorite subject to study today? Why?

55.  What is one thing you did today that was helpful?

56.  What rule was the hardest to follow today?

57.  Which person in your class is your exact opposite?

58.  Which area of your school is the most fun?

59.  Which playground skill do you plan to master this year?

60.  What’s the ugliest name you’ve ever heard?

61.  How old do you think I am?

62.  Where in the universe do you want to go for a visit?

63.  Who is your worst enemy and why?

64.  What do want to be when you grow up?

65.  If you were to give me a nickname, what would it be?

66.  What’s your dream vacation?

67.  What makes a good friend?

68.  Describe yourself in one word.

69.  What’s your favorite book?

70.  What’s your favorite meal?

71.  What’s your favorite dessert?

72.  If you had to give all of your toys away, who would you give them to?

73.  What is your favorite word?

74.  What’s the funniest thing you can think of?

75.  What do you like best about your sister? Brother?

76.  What two things do you like about YOU best?

77.  What do you think you need to work on?

78.  What do you like most about school?

79.  What do you like least about school?

80.  What’s the most important part of being a happy family?

81.  What goal do you have for this year?

82.  What’s your idea of a perfect day?

83.  Would you rather take a train ride or airplane ride?

84.  Would you rather be inside all day or outside all day?

85.  Would you rather live in the city or a farm?

86.  Which country in the world, do you love the most? And why?

87.  Who inspires you the most?

88.  What is your best color?

89.  What is your best holiday season?

90.  What would you like to get for Christmas this year?

91.  What is the best gift you have ever received?

92.  What is the best holiday you have been on?

93.  What is the best quote you have ever read?

94.  What is the best advice someone have ever given you?

95.  What is the kindest thing someone has ever done for you recently?

96.  What is the one thing you are most proud about yourself?

97.  What has been your biggest achievement so far?

98.  What are the things that irritates you the most?

99.  What do you like most about your personality?

100.  What is your biggest fear?

101.  If you can fly, where will you go?

102.  Who is your favorite person in the world?

103.  What is the biggest lie you have ever told?

104.  What is the dirtiest place you have ever visited?

105.  Which family member do you admire the most?

106.  What is the hardest thing you have ever had to do?

107.  What new skills would you like to gain?

108.  If you can learn one new musical instrument, what would you like to learn?

109.  If you can change the ending of a book, how will you change it?

110.  If you can meet someone from the past, who would you like to meet?

111.  If you can spend the weekend building something, what would you like to build?

112.  If you could go back in time, where would you like to go?

113.  What do you think your first job will be?

114.  If you can meet anyone famous, who would you like to meet?

115.  If you can be invisible for one day, what would you do that day?

116.  If you can have one superpower, what would it be? How will you use the power to make the world a better place?

117.  What do you think are the qualities that make a good friend?

118.  What do you love most about your family?

119.  How would you like to change the world?

120.  Can you tell me a time where you felt scared or unsafe?

121.  If you can become anything in this world, what would you like to be?

122.  If you have to choose one thing you cannot live without, what would it be?

123.  What do you enjoy doing with your friends?

124.  Which family holiday do you enjoy the most?

125.  If you have to invent a rule that needs to be followed by everyone in the world, what would it be?

126.  What scares you the most?

127.  What are the house chores that you love doing?

128.  What do you think is the hardest thing about being a parent?



Questions To Ask Your Child About School

Get an idea of your child’s life at school by asking questions that elicit more than a one-word response.

1.  Tell me about the best part of your day.

2.  What was the hardest thing you had to do today?

3.  Did any of your classmates do anything funny?

4.  Tell me about what you read in class.

5.  Who did you play with today? What did you play?

6.  Do you think math [or any subject] is too easy or too hard?

7.  What’s the biggest difference between this year and last year?

8.  What rules are different at school than our rules at home? Do you think they’re fair?

9.  Who did you sit with at lunch?

10.  Can you show me something you learned (or did) today?

11.  What made you smile today?

12.  Can you tell me an example of kindness you saw/showed?

13.  Was there an example of unkindness? How did you respond?

14.  Does everyone have a friend at recess?

15.  What was the book about that your teacher read?

16.  What’s the word of the week?

17.  Did anyone do anything silly to make you laugh?

18.  What is the most popular game at recess?

19.  What was the best thing that happened today?

20.  What made you laugh?

21.  Did you learn something you didn’t understand?

22.  Who inspired you today?

23.  What was your least favorite part of the day?

24.  Did you ever feel unsafe?

25.  What is something you heard that surprised you?

26.  What is something you saw that made you think?

27.  What is something that challenged you?

28.  Did you like your lunch? (They’ll like it more when you include these lunchbox jokes with space to write your own words of encouragement.)

29.  Rate your day on a scale from 1-10.

30.  Did anyone get in trouble today?

31.  How were you brave today?

32.  What are you looking forward to tomorrow?

33.  What was the hardest rule to follow today?

34. What are you looking forward to tomorrow?

35.  Who did you share your snacks with at lunch?

36.  What made you feel happy?

37.  What made you feel proud?

38.  What made you feel loved?

39.  Did you learn any new words today?

40.  What do you hope to do before school is out for the year?

41.  If you could switch seats with anyone in class, who would it be? And why?

42.  What is your least favorite part of the school building? And favorite?

43.  If you switched places with your teacher tomorrow, what would you teach the class?

44.  What did you like better today: snack time or circle time?

45.  Who did you play with today?

46.  If you could swap lunches with anyone in your class, who would it be?

47.  What was the easiest thing you did today?

48.  What was the hardest?

49.  Did you learn any new songs or read a new story today?

50.  Is anyone in the class upsetting you?

51.  What do you do if someone is unkind or mean?

52.  What do you think you should learn more/less of at school?

53.  Was it anyone’s birthday in school today?

54.  What is the biggest difference between this year and last year at school?

55.  Who do you enjoy talking to at school?

56.  If you could change anything about school, what would it be?

57.  Is there anything worrying you about school?

58.  Is there anything you learned today that you aren’t sure about and I can help you with?

59.  What homework do you have today?

60.  What would you change about your day?


Funny Questions To Ask A Kid

Here are some fun questions of the day for kids. It will help them express their thoughts and feelings.

1.  If you could be invisible for one day only, what would you do?

2.  Would you rather be as small as an ant or as tall as a giant?

3.  If you could visit one planet in the universe, which one would it be?

4.  Do unicorns fart rainbows?

5.  What’s the worst name you’ve ever heard someone call their dog?

6.  How old do you think mommy/daddy is?

7.  Do you want boogers or spaghetti for dinner?

8.  What’s the silliest thing you can think of?

9.  If you had your own restaurant, would you rather serve gross or delicious food?

10.  Would you rather not shower ever again, but you’d have to wear wet clothes, or shower every day?

11.  What makes you feel like dancing?

12.  If you could rename fruits, what would you call them?

13.  What’s the grossest thing you have ever seen?

14.  Would you rather have jiggly legs for a day or the biggest arm muscles for a week?

15.  If you were a book, what would your title be?

16.  If you found a genie, what would you wish for?

17.  If you could only celebrate one holiday for the next ten years, what would it be?

18.  If you could have anything in the world, what would you want?

19.  How many stars exploded in the galaxy today?

20.  What does a fox say?

21.  If you could become any cartoon character for one day, who would you be?

22.  If you had a secret hideout, where would it be and what would you keep inside it?

23.  What’s the funniest sound you’ve ever heard?

24.  If you could go back in time, where would you travel to?

25.  If you were given the power to get rid of one thing in the world, what would you choose?

26.  What’s the best combination of weird foods you have ever tried, and what were they?

27.  If you could invent something, what would it be?

28.  Would you rather swap places with mom or dad for a day?

29.  Do you prefer cats, dogs, or fluffy chinchillas?

30.  Would you rather break something really expensive and make mom and dad angry, or break something worthless that you’d miss?

31.  If you could meet any historical person, who would that be?

32.  What’s your favorite method of laughing?

33.  Can you describe colors without mentioning their names?

34.  Why do you go to sleep at night and not in the morning?

35.  Would you get angry if I stole your candy?

36.  If you had a parrot, what would you teach it to say?


Would You Rather Questions For Kids

Here is a huge and comprehensive list of would you rather questions for kids that can steer up intimate, interactive and healthy conversations between you and your kids. These Would you rather questions are great conversation starters. You cannot go wrong or blank with them when you want to peep inside your child’s heart and mind.

1.  Would you rather be a detective or a pilot?

2.  Would you rather go skiing or go to a water park?

3.  Would you rather fly a kite or swing on a swing?

4.  Would you rather dance or sing?

5.  Would you rather play hide and seek or dodgeball?

6.  Would you rather be incredibly funny or incredibly smart?

7.  Would you rather become five years older or two years younger?

8.  Would you rather be a master at drawing or be an amazing singer?

9.  Would you rather be a wizard or a superhero?

10. Would you rather sail a boat or ride in a hang glider?

11.  Would you rather be a famous inventor or a famous writer?

12.  Would you rather do school work as a group or by yourself?

13.  Would you rather be able to do flips and backflips or break dance?

14.  Would you rather see a firework display or a circus performance?

15.  Would you rather be an incredibly fast swimmer or an incredibly fast runner?

16.  Would you rather be able to jump as far as a kangaroo or hold your breath as long as a whale?

17.  Would you rather have the chance to design a new toy or create a new TV show?

18.  Would you rather be really good at math or really good at sports?

19.  Would you rather be the author of a popular book or a musician in a band who released a popular album?

20.  Would you rather live in a place with a lot of trees or live in a place near the ocean?

21.  Would you rather have your room redecorated however you want or ten toys of your choice (can be any price)?

22.  Would you rather be able to remember everything you’ve ever seen or heard or be able to perfectly imitate any voice you heard?

23.  Would you rather meet your favorite celebrity or be on a TV show?

24.  Would you rather dance in front of 1000 people or sing in front of 1000 people?

25.  Would you rather eat a whole raw onion or a whole lemon?

26.  Would you rather instantly become a grown up or stay the age you are now for another two years?

27.  Would you rather have eyes that change color depending on your mood or hair that changes color depending on the temperature?

28.  Would you rather eat an apple or an orange?

29.  Would you rather go snorkeling on a reef or camping by a lake?

30.  Would you rather have an elephant-sized cat or a cat-sized elephant?

31.  Would you rather play outdoors or indoors?

32.  Would you rather have an amazing tree house with slides and three rooms or an amazing entertainment system with a huge TV and every game console?

33.  Would you rather own a hot air balloon or an airboat?

34.  Would you rather have super strength or super speed?

35.  Would you rather own a mouse or a rat?

36.  Would you rather live in a cave or a tree house?

37.  Would you rather fly an airplane or drive a fire truck?

38.  Would you rather spend the whole day in a huge garden or spend the whole day in a large museum?

39.  Would you rather be a babysitter or a dog sitter?

40.  Would you rather ride a bike or ride a kick scooter?

41.  Would you rather work alone on a school project or work with others on a school project?

42.  Would you rather open one 5$ present every day or one big present that costs between 100$ to 300$ once a month?

43.  Would you rather have any book you wanted for free or be able to watch any movie you wanted for free?

44.  Would you rather be able to play the piano or the guitar?

45.  Would you rather be able to read lips or know sign language?

46.  Would you rather ride a roller coaster or see a movie?

47.  Would you rather have super strong arms or super strong legs?

48.  Would you rather be an amazing photographer or an amazing writer?

49.  Would you rather be able to remember everything in every book you read or remember every conversation you have?

50.  Would you rather be an actor/actress in a movie or write a movie script that would be made into a movie?

51.  Would you rather be able to talk to dogs or cats?

52.  Would you rather ride a roller coaster or go down a giant water slide?

53.  Would you rather ride a skateboard or a bike?

54.  Would you rather be a cyborg or a robot?

55.  Would you rather ride in a hang glider or skydive?

56.  Would you rather be really good at skateboarding or really good at any video game you tried?

57.  Would you rather live next to a theme park or next to a zoo?

58.  Would you rather have a room with whiteboard walls that you can draw on or a room where the whole ceiling is one big skylight?

59.  Would you rather play soccer or baseball?

60.  Would you rather ride a camel or ride a horse?

61.  Would you rather be amazing at drawing and painting or be able to remember everything you ever read?

62.  Would you rather get up early or stay up late?

63.  Would you rather be able to learn everything in a book by putting it under your pillow while you slept or be able to control your dreams every night?

64.  Would you rather be able to see new colors that no other people could see or be able to hear things that no other humans can hear?

65.  Would you rather drive a race car or fly a helicopter?

66.  Would you rather be unable to control how fast you talk or unable to control how loud you talk?

67.  Would you rather be rich and unknown or be famous and have enough money, but not be rich?

68.  Would you rather live in a house in the forest where there aren’t many people around or live in a city with lots of people around?

69.  Would you rather dance or draw?

70.  Would you rather go snow skiing or water skiing?

71.  Would you rather be able to change colors like a chameleon or hold your breath underwater for an hour?

72.  Would you rather go to the beach or go to the zoo?

73.  Would you rather get a new pair of shoes or a jacket?

74.  Would you rather read a book or read a magazine?

75.  Would you rather drink orange juice or milk?

76.  Would you rather be able to make plants grow very quickly or be able to make it rain whenever you wanted?

77.  Would you rather be able to read minds or see one day into the future?

78.  Would you rather have fireworks go off every evening for an hour or have Christmas three times a year?

79.  Would you rather play football or tennis?

80.  Would you rather ride a horse or an elephant?

81.  Would you rather be a good singer or an amazing guitar player?

82.  Would you rather go to a water park or an amusement park?

83.  Would you rather sit with a group in school or sit alone?

84.  Would you rather watch fireworks or go to a circus performance?

85.  Would you rather sail the seas or climb a mountain?

86.  Would you rather be able to read people’s minds or find all your lost stuff?

87.  Would you rather spend your day in a zoo or a garden full of trees and flowers?

88.  Would you rather know sign language or be an expert on reading lips?

89.  Would you rather understand what animals say or have them understand what you say?


Open-Ended Questions For Kids

1.  Do you enjoy any sports, and why did you choose those?

2.  What foods do you love and why?

3.  What’s your favorite thing about school?

4.  Why did you decide to draw that picture?

5.  If you could do any activity in your free time, which one would you choose?

6.  What makes a nice friend?

7.  If you had a magic power, which one would it be and why?

8.  How did this happen?

9.  How does this work?

10.  Why did you choose to read that book?

11.  What does this remind you of, and why is that?

12.  What happened next?

13.  What are you looking most forward to this month?

14.  How are these different?

15.  What could we have done instead?

16.  What makes you laugh the most, and why?

17.  What’s the first thing you want to do when you’re at the beach?

18. What did you enjoy the most about this weekend, and why?

19.  What other tools can you use?

20.  What do you think this book is about?

21.  Why is that your favorite toy?

22.  What do you think about school?

23.  Are there other solutions to the problem?

24.  What can you do differently next time?

25.  How did you create this color?

26.  Can you tell me about what you’re doing?

27.  What does this represent to you?

28.  Can you compare these two — how are they different?

29.  How did you predict the answer?

30.  What else would you like to know?

31.  What can you tell me about this?

32. What do you think will happen?


Good communication between you and your child is important for developing a positive relationship. There are many benefits to regularly sharing your thoughts and ideas with your children, and giving them an opportunity to voice their opinions.

And I hope these questions would have enabled you to understand your kids and connect with them on a different level. You do not have to ask all these questions on a goal, you can simply pick some of them that resonate with you and your child and regularly ask them.

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