Are you looking to pick your kids brains and get to know them better? These fun questions to ask kids will help you do that!
Maybe you are trying to make a memorable home video that you can look back on and cherish for years to come. Or perhaps you are the grandma, looking for a fun way to get to know your grandkids better… or even a camp counsellor looking to break the ice with a new bunch of kids!
Whatever brought you to this post, you can be sure that these 102 fun get to know you questions to ask kids will get kids talking, make memories, be enlightening, and add a bit of humor to your conversations.
How to Use these 102 Get to Know You Questions to Ask Kids
Well let’s start with how not to use them, because that is way shorter.
Do not print these 101 questions out for your kids and have them sit down and write all the answers like a school assignment.
Nope, no fun there.
If you try that, there’s a good chance you’ll get an eye roll, a straight refusal, or if you are really lucky, maybe a feigned interest as they answer a few and then realize they bit off way more than they can chew.
Right, don’t do THAT.
(But printing them out IS a great idea if you want to be able to reference them later – scroll down below the list of questions for easy links to download the free printable sheets of fun questions to ask kids! We have created one with 25 questions, and one with 100 questions.)
So, how can you use these 102 get-to-know-you questions to ask kids and make it fun for them? (And maybe get to revisit the fun memorable action of getting to know your kids better with a mini-interview time and time again?)
There are so many options!
- Pretend to be a TV reporter (costumes encouraged) and make a video of yourself as you interview your kids.
- Let your kids each pick some questions they like from the list and interview each other on video.
- Use this list of get to know you questions as a way to kill time with your kids on a long car ride. Print them out to entertain your kids on your road trip (just in case there’s no reception during part of your drive).
- Use some of the silly questions as a fun writing assignment or for a home school project.
- Use some of the questions to interview your child at chosen intervals and record their answers. You can either do this by simply taking a video or by writing out 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 really young to see how their thoughts and opinions change as time goes on. Using the questions in this way is sure to be something you will cherish for the rest of your life.
- Use some of these questions as a get-to-know-you for relatives that your child isn’t super close with. Maybe let the visiting relative ask them in person, over the phone, or record a video to send to a faraway relative.
- Use some of these kids’ questions as a conversation starter when having a playdate with a new friend. Some light icebreaker questions can also be a great way to let kids at a party get to know each other better too.
The uses for these 102 fun questions to ask kids can be used in endless ways! But there is one thing that you will find in common in most of my suggestions of how to use these questions above.
Did you catch what it was?
Use SOME of the questions. I’m really excited to try interviewing my kids with a lot of these fun questions, but I in no way would expect them to have fun answering 102 questions all at once.
100+ is a lot of questions, and even an adult – or the most talkative of children – won’t enjoy sitting through a Q & A session 102 questions long.
The reason I made such a huge list of intriguing and funny questions is because not every question is going to fit every kid. Maybe they are different ages, maybe they are into different things, and that is ok.
Pick and choose the ones that will work for your kid for each activity.
Maybe print them off and use the questions for lots of different activities.
But whatever you do, don’t force your kiddo to answer all 102 get to know you questions at once because that will totally suck the fun out of this activity which pretty much defeats the point.
102 Fun Get to Know You Questions to Ask Kids
We are going to start with some super easy interview-type get-to-know-you questions that are perfect for young children. Then we will move on to more and more fun and detailed and more open-ended questions that would be great for older kids or maybe to get a good laugh with some funny answers from your younger kids.
Of course, you can alter these or reword them to fit kids of different ages as well. An extra tip for altering questions to spark more creativity, a longer answer, or make it more suitable for older kids is to add ‘why’ to the end of the question to create an open-ended question instead of opening up the opportunity for a one-word answer.
For instance, “What is your favorite place to go?” can become a lot more detailed with, “and why?” tacked onto the end of it. This really helps to eliminate one-word answers.
You can creatively ask your child to elaborate on any of the questions below. For example, you could change something as simple as, “What is your favorite color?” to “What is your favorite color and how does it make you feel?”
You’ll notice I added “and why” on a lot of the ends of the questions, but you can remove that to simplify the same question for a younger kid or add it on (or something similar) to make the questions lacking that bit even more thought-provoking.
1) What is your favorite color?
2) What is your favorite kind of food?
3) What is your favorite drink?
4) What is your favorite game to play indoors?
5) What is your favorite activity to play outside?
6) Where 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 waking up early or going to bed late better?
11) If you could have any 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 season?
15) What is your favorite TV show?
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 is your least favorite food?
20) If you could change one thing in the world, what would it be?
21) If you could pick any place to visit that you’ve been to before, where would it be?
22) What is the most interesting thing you’ve ever seen or heard?
23) What is a job you would never want to do and why?
24) Who is your favorite musician and why?
25) Do you have any hidden talents?
26) What is your favorite book right now?
27) What was your favorite baby book?
28) What are 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 is the craziest thing that you have ever done?
31) Do you like going to school or prefer to stay home and learn?
32) What is your favorite subject in school and why?
33) What is the best gift someone has ever given you?
34) What’s the best way to handle a mean person?
35) Who do you look up to most in your life and why?
36) Who was your first best friend?
37) What is the most embarrassing thing that has ever happened to you?
38) What’s your favorite activity/game to play with other people?
39) What is your favorite activity/game to play by yourself?
40) If you could paint your house any color, what would you choose?
41) What would your dream home look like?
42) Do you prefer going out with other people or doing activities by yourself?
43) What is the strangest thing that has ever happened to you?
44) If you could choose to drive or take a train on a trip what would you pick and why?
45) Would you rather fly on an airplane or take a cruise ship and why?
46) What is the best vacation that you have ever been on?
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 or summer activities and why?
50) What do you think your life will be like in 10 years?
51) Do you prefer playing board games or video games and why?
52) What is a new hobby that you would like to try out one day?
53) If you could meet one famous person who would you choose?
54) If you had three wishes granted by a genie, what would they be?
55) What is your favorite family tradition?
56) If you could make 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 out around the house?
60) If you could switch places with someone for a day, who would it be and why?
61) What would make today the best day ever?
62) What is something that you are really good at doing?
63) What is the hardest thing about being ___ years old?
64) What’s the best thing about being ___ years old?
65) What 3 words can you use to best describe yourself?
66) What is your favorite type of music and why?
67) If you could meet one person from the past who would it be and why?
68) Which animal that’s extinct would you love to see in real life?
69) If you could see one new animal from the deep sea what would it be?
70) What is one thing that looks fun but you’ve been too scared to try?
71) Do you prefer going out to the movies or watching them at home and why?
72) What are 3 things that you are really great at?
73) What is one thing that you wish you were better at?
74) If an award was presented to you 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 mythical creature as a pet, what would it be?
78) Who is your favorite fictional character from a movie and why?
79) Who is your favorite fictional character from a book and why?
80) Who is the funniest person you’ve ever seen/met?
81) What is the silliest thing that you’ve ever done?
82) What is the most important thing to learn during childhood?
83) What is the grossest thing you’ve ever eaten?
84) If you could spend the whole day doing one activity what would it be and why?
85) If you had a pet dragon what would you name it?
86) If you had to pick a new name what would it be?
87) Who is your favorite cartoon character and why?
88) If you could choose any job, what would it be?
89) Which social media platform is your favorite and why?
90) What is your all-time favorite song?
91) If you could travel in a time machine to one place in time, where would you go?
92) What is the funniest thing you’ve ever heard someone say?
93) What is the first thing you like to do when you wake up in the morning?
94) What is your favorite thing about the town that you live in?
95) When is the last time that you were happy that you tried something new?
96) If you had to wear the same outfit every day forever, what would it be?
97) What is your favorite smell?
98) What is your favorite snack food?
99) What is your favorite joke?
100) What would be the weirdest thing your parents could say to you?
101) What is the best dream you’ve ever had?
102) What would be your superhero name?
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Wrapping Up 102 Fun Get to Know You Questions to Ask Kids
Asking the right questions can help you get to know your kids better and create meaningful conversations. Plus it can be both really fun and silly and also be pretty enlightening to do some interview-style get-to-know-you questions with your kids.
Don’t forget that these questions can be great conversation starters for your kids too when having a play date with a new friend, or to use to start conversations if you host a kids’ party.
Remember to ask as many open ended questions as your child’s age allows for and let them know that there are no wrong answers – these are just fun questions to ask kids to get them to open up!
We hope our 102 get to know you questions for kids are helpful in sparking conversation with your children, giving them a chance to open up about their thoughts, feelings, and experiences, and helping you get to know them better at each stage of their lives.
I’m curious what your favorite get to know you questions are that you’ve asked your kids? How do you usually approach interviewing your kiddos? Let me know in the comments below. I’m always looking for great new ideas I can use with my kids too!