Would you like to discover your children's brain and get to know them better? These fun questions to ask kids will help!
Maybe you're trying to make a memorable home video to look back on and remember for years to come. Or maybe you're the grandma looking for a fun way to get to know your grandchildren better... or even a camp counselor looking to break the ice with a new group of kids!
Whatever led you to this post, rest assured that these 102 Funny Introductory Questions to Ask Kids will get kids talking, spark memories, be insightful, and add a little humor to your conversations.
How to Use These 102 Familiarization Questions to Ask Kids
Let's start with how not to use them, because this is much shorter.
Don't print these 101 Questions out for your kids and ask them to sit down and write down all the answers like a school assignment.
No, it's not fun.
If you try this, there's a good chance you'll get an eye roll, an outright rejection, or if you're really lucky, maybe feigned interest when they respond to a few and then realize they've bitten off a lot more than they can chew.
Okay, don't do THAT.
(But printing them out is a great idea if you want to refer to them later - scroll down the list of questions for easy links to download free printable sheets of fun questions to ask kids! We created one with 25 questions, and one with 100 questions.)
So how can you use these 102 Introductory Questions to ask kids questions and keep them entertained? (And maybe you can repeat the fun and memorable action of always getting to know your kids better with a mini-interview?)
There are so many possibilities!
- Pretend to be a TV reporter (fantasies desired) and make a video of yourselfinterview your children.
- Have each of your children pick a few questions they like from the list and video interview each other.
- Use this list of familiarization questions to kill time with your kids on a long car ride. print themEntertain your children on your trip (if there is no signal during part of the trip).
- Use some of the silly questions as a fun writing assignment or for a home school project.
- Use some of the questions to poll your child at selected intervals and record their responses. You can do this simply by recording a video or jotting down the questions and answers as well. Maybe do it on their birthday, at the start of a new school year, or even every month when they're very young to see how their thoughts and opinions change over time. If you use questions this way, you'll cherish them for the rest of your life.
- Use some of these questions to get to know relatives your child is not very close with. Maybe let the visiting relative ask in person or over the phone, or record a video to send to a distant relative.
- Use some of these kid-friendly questions as conversation starters when you find a new friend to play with. A few easy ice breaker questions can also be a great way to get to know the kids better at a party.
The uses for these 102 Fun Questions to Ask Kids can be used in countless ways! But there is one thing that you will find in most of my suggestions for using these questions above.
Did you understand what it was?
Use some of the questions. I'm really looking forward to interviewing my kids a lot of these fun questions, but I definitely wouldn't expect them to enjoy answering 102 questions at once.
100+ questions is a lot, and even an adult - or the most talkative child - won't enjoy watching a 102-question Q&A session.
The reason I've created such a huge list of fascinating and fun questions is that not every question is right for every child. Maybe they're different ages, maybe they like different things, and that's okay.
For each activity, choose those that are appropriate for your child.
Perhaps print them out and use the questions for many different activities.
But whatever you do, don't force your child to answer all 102 Discovery Questions at once, because that will kill the fun of this activity, which kills the point.
102 fun learning questions for kids
We'll start with some super-easy introductory questions that are perfect for young children. Then we'll move on to more and more fun, detailed, and open-ended questions that would be great for older kids or maybe get your younger kids a good laugh with some fun answers.
Of course, you can change or redesign it to suit children of different ages. An additional tip for changing questions to encourage more creativity, provide a longer answer, or make it more appropriate for older children is to add a "why" at the end of the question to create an open-ended question rather than the opportunity to open for a one word answer.
For example: "What's your favorite place to go?" can be replaced by "and why?" become much more detailed. stuck until the end. This really helps to eliminate one word answers.
You can creatively ask your child to come up with one of the following questions. For example, you can change something as simple as "What's your favorite color?" to "What's your favorite color and how does it make you feel?"
You'll notice I've added "and why" to many of the questions, but you can remove it to simplify the same question for a younger child, or add it (or something similar) so the questions are still missing that part encourages more thinking .
1) What is your favorite color?
2) What is your favorite thing to eat?
3) What is your favorite drink?
4) What is your favorite game to play indoors?
5) What is your favorite outdoor activity?
6) What is your favorite place to go?
7) What is your favorite memory?
8) What is your favorite junk food?
9) Who was your favorite teacher/coach?
10) Do you like to wake up early or do you prefer to sleep late?
11) If you could have a superpower, what would it be?
12) What is your favorite movie?
13) What would you do if you had a million dollars?
14) What is your favorite station?
15) What is your favorite show on TV?
16) What is the best thing about being a kid?
17) Who is your hero and why?
18) If you could travel anywhere, where would you choose?
19) What do you eat the least?
20) If you could change one thing in the world, what would it be?
21) If you could choose a place where you've been, where would it be?
22) What is the most interesting thing you have ever seen or heard?
23) What job would you never want to do and why?
24) Who is your favorite musician and why?
25) Do you have hidden talents?
26) What is your favorite book at the moment?
27) What was your favorite baby book?
28) What are the three things on your bucket list that you really want to do?
29) If you could be any animal, what would it be and why?
30) What's the craziest thing you've ever done?
31) Do you like going to school or do you prefer to stay at home and study?
32) What is your favorite subject at school and why?
33) What is the best gift someone has ever given you?
34) What is the best way to deal with a mean person?
35) Who in your life do you most admire and why?
36) Quem foi seu primeiro melhor amigo?
37) What is the most embarrassing thing that has ever happened to you?
38) What is your favorite activity/Game to play with other people?
39) What is your favorite activity/game that you play alone?
40) If you could paint your house any color, which would you choose?
41) What would your dream house look like?
42) Do you prefer to hang out with other people or do things alone?
43) What is the strangest thing that has ever happened to you?
44) If you could choose to travel by car or train, which would you choose and why?
45) Would you rather fly by plane or take a cruise and why?
46) What was the best vacation you ever took?
47) What do you think is the scariest creature in the ocean and why?
48) Would you rather explore outer space or dive deep into the ocean and why?
49) Do you prefer winter activities orsummer activitiesit's because?
50) How do you think your life will be in 10 years?
51) Do you prefer playing board games or video games and why?
52) What's a new hobby you'd like to try someday?
53) If you could meet a famous person, who would you choose?
54) If you had three wishes that a genie in a bottle would grant you, what would they be?
55) What is your favoritefamily tradition?
56) If you could make up a new family tradition, what would it be?
57) What is your favorite holiday and why?
58) What is the most important rule in your house?
59) How do you help around the house?
60) If you could switch places with anyone for a day, who would it be and why?
61) What would make today the best day ever?
62) What are you really good at?
63) What is the hardest thing about being ___ years old?
64) What's the best thing about being ___ years old?
65) What are the 3 words that best describe you?
66) What is your favorite song and why?
67) If you could meet one person from the past, who would it be and why?
68) What extinct animal would you like to see in real life?
69) If you could see a new deep-sea animal, what would it be?
70) What sounds like fun but you were too scared to try?
71) Would you rather go to the movies or at home and why?
72) What are the 3 things you are really good at?
73) What thing would you like to be better at?
74) If you won a prize right now, what would it be for?
75) What is the happiest moment that has ever happened to you?
76) If you could have a wild animal as a pet, what would it be?
77) If you could have a pet mythical creature, what would it be?
78) Who is your favorite fictional character from a movie and why?
79) Who is your favorite character from a book and why?
80) Who is the funniest person you've ever seen/met?
81) What's the dumbest thing you've ever done?
82) What is the most important thing to learn in childhood?
83) What's the most disgusting thing you've ever eaten?
84) If you could do one activity all day, what would it be and why?
85) If you had a pet dragon, what would you name it?
86) If you had to choose a new name, what would it be?
87) Who is your favorite cartoon character and why?
88) If you could choose a profession, what would it be?
89) Which social media platform is your favorite and why?
90) What is your absolute favorite song?
91) If you could travel to a place in time in a time machine, where would you go?
92) What's the funniest thing you've heard someone say?
93) What is the first thing you like to do in the morning when you wake up?
94) What do you like most about the city where you live?
95) When was the last time you were glad you tried something new?
96) If you had to wear the same outfit everyday forever, what would it be?
97) What is your favorite smell?
98) What is your favorite snack?
99) What is your favorite joke?
100) What would be the weirdest thing your parents could say to you?
101) What's the best dream you've ever had?
102) What would your superhero name be?
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Summary 102 fun introductory questions to ask kids
Asking the right questions can help you get to know your kids better and have meaningful conversations. Plus, asking your kids a few interview-style questions can be really funny and silly, and also quite insightful.
Don't forget that these questions can also be a great conversation starter for your kids when you find a new friend to play with, or conversation starters when you're hosting a kids' party.
Remember to ask as many open-ended questions as your child's age will allow, and let them know there are no wrong answers - these are just fun questions to ask kids to get them to open up!
We hope our 102 questions for getting to know kids are helpful in sparking conversations with your children, allowing them to open up about their thoughts, feelings, and experiences, and helping you to get to know them better at every stage of their lives.
I'm curious to know what are your favorite introductory questions you've asked your kids? How do you usually approach interviews with your children? Let me know in the comments below. I'm always on the lookout for great ideas to use with my kids!