60 Fun Questions to Ask Kids to Get to Know Their Heart

No matter how naturally talkative your child is, it seems the older they get the less they share… with their parents, that is. It used to be that every day was an adventure they couldn’t wait to tell you all about when they got jumped in the car after school.

But now, you’re met with the all-encompassing “good” when asked how their day was. The problem isn’t with your child and their ability to pour their heart out to you or their lack of desire to share. It’s all about having the right questions to ask kids.

Tired of your kids clamming up? Try these questions to get your kids to open up and get to know your child's heart. #parenting #kidsandparenting #parentingtips #parenting101 #momlife

Asking the right questions is one of the most powerful positive parenting tools we have as moms. In fact, if we spent more time asking questions instead of lecturing and telling our kids how they need to think and behave we’d learn so much about our kids.

Here are 7 tips to help you ask questions in the most effective way.

Fun Questions to Ask Kids

Kids, and especially teenagers, require you to find the combination of words asked in just the right way to get your kids to open up and share their hearts. It’s sometimes like completing a riddle at the end of a level in a video game.

I’m not sure why this is the case, but it seems to be so for most parents. And if it isn’t, you’ve probably already cracked the code!

Here are some fun questions to get to know your kids at different times of the day. For example, after school, after they attend a party or sleepover or a play date, after church service, and just plain fun questions to ask anytime to get the conversation flowing and get to know your child’s heart!

You’d be surprised how many things can happen in a day and our children don’t always know how to communicate their fears, their victories, and their questions. That’s why these questions are super helpful!

I’ve categorized them in sections so you can easily refer to them again and again!

You’ll be surprised how easily these questions will get the conversation going and how quickly you’ll get to know your growing child. Have fun!

Looking for a printable version of this list? Click this link to download the FREE resource The Keys to Connecting with Your Kids. This list is bundled with this great resource.

Questions to Get Kids Talking About School

1. What was the funniest part of your day?

2. What was something you did today that made you feel brave?

3. What was something that happened today that made you feel scared or alone?

4. How did you help someone today?

5. Tell me one thing that made you feel smart?

6. What new fact did you learn today?

7. What challenged you at school today?

8. If you could be the teacher tomorrow, how would you do things?

9. Does anyone in your class have a hard time following the rules?

10. How does that make you feel?

11. Who do you want to make friends with that you haven’t already?

12. What subject is the hardest for you?

13. What subject is the easiest for you?

14. If you could stop doing anything in your school day, what would it be?

15. If you could add anything to your school day, what would it be?

16. Are there times in your when you feel left out?

17. Do you ever feel like someone at school is a bully to you or anyone else?

18. What is the most popular thing to do at recess?

19. How would you rate your day on a scale of 1 to 10? Why?

20. If anyone in the world could be your teacher for a day who would it be?

Questions to Ask Kids After a Play Date

21. What was the most fun thing you did at the party/sleepover/play date?

22. What was something you did that was helpful?

23. What did you eat for lunch/lunch/snack?

24. If there were ever a zombie apocalypse, which one of your friends would survive?

25. What was the funniest thing that happened?

26. Was there ever a time when you felt afraid or alone?

27. Did anyone upset you? How?

28. If you could have your own party, who would you invite?

29. Were they kids at the party who you aren’t friends with?

30. Did you meet a new friend?

Questions to Ask After Church Service

31. What was the silliest thing that happened at church?

32. Was there anyone who came to service for the first time?

33. How did you make that person feel welcome?

34. What was something you learned for the first time?

35. Do you remember the memory verse, and what does it mean to you?

36. Did you make a new friend today? What was their name?

37. If you could teach your service next Sunday, how would you do it?

38. What will you do differently after today?

39. What’s one thing I can help you remember or talk more about this week?

40. What’s one thing that made sense to you today about God/bible/church?

Questions to Simply Get to Know Them

41. If you could create a new planet what would you name it, and what would it be like?

42. If you could change your name, what would you name yourself? Why?

43. If you were given a million dollars and had to spend it all in one week, what would you buy?

44. What’s your favorite thing to daydream about?

45. What’s your biggest dream that you wish would come true?

46. What have your friends been up to lately?

47. How do you show people you care about them?

48. What does it mean to show love?

49. What is one place you want to travel to one day?

50. If you could change anything about your family what would it be?

51. If you could change anything about your life what would it be?

52. If you could change any of rules of this world which ones would you change?

53. Where would you want to go on vacation if we could leave right now?

54. If you could create a new Crayola color, what would if look like and what would you name it?

55. What’s the best book you’ve ever read?

56. If you had your own motto, what would it be?

57. If you could have dinner with anyone who would it be?

58. If you could go on vacation anywhere, where would you go?

59. If you could live on your own private island but could only take 5 things, what would they be?

60. Describe the house you want to live in when you’re a grown-up.

Do you have some favorite questions to ask your kids to get them to open up? Please share them in the comments below!

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10 days ago

I’ve got one..I like cookin wit my kids…theyre 10 and 12. So my question for them is “what would they like to learn to cook”?. Once they answer I guide them towards some recipe thats maneageble. Then plan some suitable time to do it together. Or if youre not the cooking type just ask the question anyway and maybe you could arrange for your friend to give a cookery class!!

1 month ago

My child is soon about to start preschool and this is a great list of questions i would want to ask her after she returns home. Thank you!

2 months ago

This is pretty good. Will try to modify some of the questions and use it in my class https://georgia.edu.ph/. I think this is a good back to school activity and just add in some other activity on top of it like a jumping game maybe? Thank you so much for sharing!

3 months ago

I have tried to print these great questions twice, yet they do not print! Can you help? Thank you in advance!

3 months ago

This is great to use with my grandkids! Thank you –

6 months ago

this is so nice and it help my child

9 months ago

pretty good, just keep the religion out of it and this would get a 10/10

2 months ago
Reply to  sean

Hold your horses, buddy!

1 year ago

I love these! My son has had diffculty answering some of the most complex ones, but I’ve given him options and they are working like a charm.

There are so many moments we can take advantage to bond by just asking the right questions, for me it’s been in long drives and walks.

Thank you so much for sharing.

1 year ago

This is great! So you have this in a pdf or document to print?

Connie Guerrero
Connie Guerrero
1 year ago

If you were an inventor, what would you invent next?

1 year ago

Really liked some of the questions – but applying them to my son – who’s 32 – but we haven’t seen each other in 6 yrs!! But we’re finally talking more – he lives in CO & I’m in OH.

10 days ago
Reply to  Suzi

It sounds like this is v important to you Susi, but it will take courage for you to be open with him. I bet though if you ask a right question and get him at the right time he will respond gladly. Something like, “what was it like being my son”?. Or a less difficult one would be, “who is your best friend these days”? What do you think about that Suzi?

1 year ago

Each day on the way to school I like to ask my son to name 3 things he is thankful for. I always tell him not to list previous answers.

7 months ago
Reply to  Kristin

This is really beatifull Kristin, im definitely going to try it with my daughter. Not only does it build character but it also sets the foundation for having an appreciative heart

1 year ago

These are great! Thank you ❤️ One question we ask our kids almost every day is:
What was the high and the low of your day?

They are sick of answering that one now so I’m glad for some fresh material!

Lesley Garvey
Lesley Garvey
1 year ago

Hello, is there a print friendly version of this?

Kristin Vent
Kristin Vent
1 year ago

This would be a great opt-in as a PDF! Did I mention I would love to have the questions as a PDF? 🙂

1 year ago

This is a great article!
Thank you!

2 years ago

What would you love to eat or share with friends at school?

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