A great way for young children to have meaningful conversations is for them to have some open-ended questions that they can ask other children. I was inspired to put together this list of get to know you questions for kids because although my kids have great social skills, they could spend a whole day with someone new and never ask that other child questions to actually get to know them.
Unless it is a good friend of theirs, I can ask them simple questions about their new friends such as how old they are or what their favorite color is and they will have no idea. Now, I know that younger kids especially, may not have the desire to get to know people on a deeper level, but just being able to spark conversations with other kids is a good idea!
My son has been doing boxing and for the last 3 weeks he has had the same partner, you would think he would at least know the kid’s name! Well, neither one of them has ever asked the other’s name!
If you are looking for great conversation starters for your younger or older children, this list of different types of questions would be great for them to browse on their free time. Car rides with the family are an excellent way to go over some of these questions and maybe even practice with them on how to start conversations and ask questions.
60 Get To Know You Questions For Kids
1. What is your favorite movie?
2. Who is your favorite person on TV?
3. What is your favorite book to read?
4. Do you like to play video games?
5. What is your favorite holiday?
6. Have you ever been to a concert?
7. What is your favorite card game to play?
8. What is your favorite thing to do at a party?
9. What was your favorite Halloween costume that you have worn so far?
10. Do you like to play any sports? Which one is your favorite?
11. Do you have any favorite sports teams?
12. Who is your favorite athlete?
13. What is your favorite sport to watch?
14. Do you like to swim?
15. Do you know how to ride bikes?
16. Have you ever gone camping and if you did, did you like it?
17. Have you ever won a trophy?
18. Are you competitive?
19. What is your favorite soda?
20. What is the funniest thing you have done?
21. Do you have a nickname that you like?
22. What is your favorite joke?
23. If you were a superhero, what would you do?
24. Which animal would you like to be for a day?
25. Who is your favorite person from history?
26. If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would buy?
27. What state were you born in?
28. Do you have any siblings?
29. What are your hobbies?
30. Do you have any pets, and if you do what kind?
31. Do you ever try crazy foods?
32. If you could be invisible, where would you go?
33. If you could touch any animal at the zoo, which one would you touch?
34. If you could be any animal at the zoo or in the ocean, which ones would you be?
35. Where would you go if you could go back in time?
36. If you were ever stranded, what items would you have to have?
37. If you could be in any TV show or movie, which one would you want to be in?
38. What is your favorite flavor of juice?
39. Who was your favorite teacher?
40. Have you ever been a cruise?
41. Have you ever seen snow?
42. What is your best friend’s name?
43. What career do you want to do when you are older?
44. What is your favorite thing about school?
45. Where is your favorite place to go?
46. Which cartoon character is your favorite?
47. Who is your favorite superhero?
48. Who is your favorite character in Disney?
49. Have you ever been to a summer camp?
50. Who is your hero?
51. What is your favorite ice cream flavor?
52. What is your favorite wild animal?
53. Who is the funniest person that you know?
54. Do you have a secret hideout?
55. What is your favorite subject in school?
56. Where is your favorite place to shop?
57. What is your favorite song?
58. What is your favorite family tradition?
59. Who was your favorite teacher?
60. What is your favorite toy?
Getting Your Kids More Comfortable Asking Questions
So there you have it, some of the best questions that your kiddos can have on hand for their next conversation starter! Remind them also that sometimes they will get one-word responses from other kids, especially if they are shy, so to just be able to try to make that kid feel comfortable. When you are sitting at your dinner table, the best thing you can do is to find out more about your kids and family by asking them questions that you may not yet know. This will get them comfortable in conversation as well. One big downfall of social media is that is taking away from one on one and face to face conversations between people. It really makes younger children less social and not able to start conversations in person as much. The best gift you can give your kiddos is your time and show them how to hold a conversation and be social without their phones in their hands.
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Hi, I’m Jessica! I am wife to Chris, and mom to Kaiper, Alana and Koa. I am a graphic designer, website developer and aspiring author. In this space, I share about everything from parenting, working from home, food we cook, and lots of things for kids! Learn more about me here.