Hi there! As a teacher, I know how important it is to create engaging conversations with students that go beyond simple yes or no answers. That’s why I love incorporating fun questions of the day into my lessons and daily routines.

These questions not only help me connect with my students, but they also help students connect with each other and foster a sense of community in the classroom. Whether it’s during morning meetings or as a fun way to wrap up a lesson, these questions are the perfect way to get everyone involved.

As a child, I remember being shy and not always feeling comfortable speaking up in class. It wasn’t until a teacher asked me an interesting question that I finally felt confident enough to speak up and share my thoughts. That experience has stayed with me and has inspired me to create a safe and welcoming environment in my own classroom where all students feel comfortable participating in discussions.

Over the years, I have compiled a list of my favorite child questions to help other teachers and parents engage their little ones in meaningful conversations. So if you’re looking for a way to spark some interesting discussions with the kids in your life, grab one of these questions and let the conversation begin!

Teacher Questions Of The Day For Kids

Good Morning Meeting Questions For Students

  • If you could wear your favorite outfit every day to school, what would it be?
  • What would the book be about if you were writing a book about your favorite animal?
  • If you were in charge of the lunch menu, what would be the favorite ice cream flavor for the kids at school?
  • If the entire school had to play their favorite board games, which board game would most students play and why?
  • What is the best gift you can give your enemy to make them happy?
  • If you could buy anything in the world, what would it be and why?
  • What are three things in the classroom you can use to make a jersey?
  • How would you describe a smile to someone who has never smiled or seen someone smile?
  • If you started a new club at school with endless possibilities, what would your campaign slogan be to advertise it as a fun activity?
  • If you could give someone years younger than you advice about a treehouse, what would it be?
  • If you could travel anywhere with your best friend, where would you go and why?

Questions Of The Day About School

  • What is your favorite subject in school?
  • If you could teach math, what would they learn?
  • What would be the funniest song you’ll teach the kids if you were the music teacher?
  • What is the one thing you like the best about school?
  • What have you learned in school this year that was meaningful for your future?
  • What would you tell your kids about school when you grow old?
  • What would you teach if you had to entertain preschoolers?
  • What do you do during lunch at school?
  • If you could change this classroom, what three things would you change and how?
  • Which do you like the most and which the least, science, geography, or math class, and why?
  • Which after-school activities do you enjoy the most?
  • Would you rather be known for your intelligence or creativity?
  • Would you rather journal about a new invention for classroom management or your favorite thing about veterans day?

Fun Questions To Ask Kids About Family

  • What is your favorite family tradition and why?
  • If what made your family special was a flavor of ice cream, what would it be, and why?
  • What is your favorite dinner table memory?
  • What family rule don’t you like but will also apply in your home one day?
  • Which one of your family members would you like to be famous and why?
  • If you could ask your mommy or daddy one question, what would it be?
  • If your family was a movie or TV show, which one would it be, and why?
  • If you could change the bedtime routine, what would you change?
  • Is there a rule at your best friend’s house that you think should be a family rule for your family?
  • If you could change places with a parent on a school day, who would it be, and what will happen?

Social Emotional Learning Children’s Questions

  • Can you think of anyone who made you smile today?
  • What is the funniest thing that makes you laugh?
  • Do you know of any bullying in school?
  • What is your favorite place when you feel sad?
  • What is your biggest fear, and how can you overcome it?
  • How would you like to spend your birthday, and with whom?
  • What would they be like if you had to choose a new best friend?
  • Do you ever wish for better interactions with your siblings or students at school? Explain.

Getting To Know You Open-Ended Questions Kids Love

  • When you are by yourself, what is your favorite thing to do?
  • What are the two most interesting items in the contents of your bag?
  • You are at the beach, what can you see?
  • If you could meet a character in your favorite movie, who would it be and why?
  • If you could make a shirt for a celebrity or famous singer, who would you design the clothes for, and what would it look like?
  • If you could pick a pet from the zoo, what wild animal would it be?
  • What is the first thing you think about when you wake up?
  • What was the hardest thing you had to do at school?
  • If you could grow your favorite vegetable, where would you grow it and why?

Funny Questions Of The Day For Kids

  • What would you do if you could be a character in your favorite book?
  • What would you do if there was a kangaroo in the doctor’s office?
  • If you were Humpty Dumpty, where would you sit?
  • What would they say about you if you could converse with your favorite childhood toy?
  • What would be your favorite snack if you were on a deserted island with your favorite wild animal? Would you share it? 
  • If your dentist looked after animals’ teeth too, would you want to assist him for a holiday and how?
  • What parenting advice would you give a parrot?
  • What would it look like if you designed the ugliest Christmas jersey or shirt?
  • If the world was your favorite dessert, what would it be like and would you eat it?

Parent Question Of The Day For Kids

Best Open-Ended Kids Questions To Ask About The Day At School

Instead of asking how school was, here are school questions to ask to get more than one-word answers from your child.

  • What do you look forward to at school?
  • What is the one thing you would change about school?
  • What are the silliest questions you heard this week?
  • If you could trade places, would you rather be your teacher or the principal?
  • What would happen in the classroom if you could be invisible for a week?
  • If you could go back in a time machine, which grade would you like to repeat?
  • Why are you angry? What happened?
  • What frustrated you today?
  • What is the best and hardest thing about being a student?
  • If you could know them better, do you think it would make a difference?
  • What was great about class today?
  • How would you rate your day?
  • Who is your favorite teacher, and why?

Deep Thinking Open-Ended Questions To Ask Your Child

  • If your imagination becomes a reality, what would happen?
  • If you had to change education methods, how would you change them?
  • If you could do anything, what are the three things you would like to do the most?
  • Have you ever thought if you could only do this or that? What was it, and why?
  • What would your favorite type of character be like if you were a writer?
  • What are three words you would use to describe yourself?
  • Who would you write a thank you card to who encouraged you recently, and what are you thankful for?
  • If talking and reading became obsolete, how would people communicate?
  • What is the best thing you have ever experienced?

Would You Rather Questions For Kids

  • Would you rather play video games or watch your favorite TV shows?
  • Would you rather be a cartoon character or a superhero?
  • Would you rather eat a shark or a snake?
  • Would you rather be a country music singer or actor in the theater?
  • Would you rather wash dishes or set the dining table?
  • Would you rather be stocking stuffers or the milk and cookie set out for Santa?
  • Would you rather be a scroll or a book?
  • Would you rather be as small as an ant or slimy as a worm?
  • Would you rather ride a dinosaur or your favorite amusement park ride?
  • Would you rather get up early in the morning or go to bed late tonight?
  • Would you rather live high in the sky or deep in the ocean?

Closed-Ended Questions As Conversation Starters

Sometimes a closed-end question can be a conversation starter followed by open-ended questions. A simple question with a one-word answer can tell parents and teachers what the child knows. Asking questions kids respond to helps start and direct conversations.

  • Everyone enjoys Thanksgiving, but can you cook Thanksgiving dinner?
  • Do you like shopping?
  • Do you like poetry?
  • Do you grow every year?
  • Do you live far from Disneyworld?
  • Do you like pizza?
  • Do you sing before you sleep?
  • Are you invisible?
  • Do you believe in unicorns?
  • Have you ever lied to your teacher?
  • Have you ever had ice cream for dinner?
  • Does your cat snore?
  • Would you eat bugs?
  • Would you eat raw meat?
  • What is your favorite game?

More Fun Questions You Can Use As Writing Prompts And Journals

  • What would happen on the worst day of your life if you had to say everything opposite to what you mean?
  • If you could hear them talking, what would bugs say?
  • What is the nicest thing you’ve ever experienced?
  • Who in your class would you like to foster a friendship bond?
  • What is one thing that kids understand or know that adults don’t?
  • When you feel like you’re lost, what do you do?
  • Would you rather be breakfast or your favorite snack?
  • How would you describe lightning to someone who hasn’t experienced it?
  • What would happen if everything you know changed into your favorite color?
  • How would you describe confidence?
  • If asking funny questions was your superpower, what three questions would you ask in the classroom?
  • What would you say if you had to answer embarrassing questions about middle school?
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