Now that we’re a couple weeks into school and getting into the routine of things I find myself hearing the same answers to the famous question, “What did you do today?”
“NOTHING” is always the response but I’m pretty sure there’s a lot more going on in their day than they are telling me about!
So, it’s time to get creative and start asking different questions, and so far I’ve been successful in getting answers. Real answers. DIFFERENT answers!
Here are just 30 questions for school-aged children to get the conversation flowing.
1.What made you laugh at school today?If you were the principal what rules would you change?
- If you were the teacher what would you teach the classroom?
- If you could take your class anywhere, where would you go?
- Who in your class makes you laugh?
- What game did you play on the playground?
- Did you see anything today that made you feel sad? Make someone else feel sad? What would you do if you saw a friend who was sad?
- If you could pick anything to add to your school lunch what would it be?
- What isn’t fair about school?
- What do you love about school?
- What would it be like if your school was outside for the whole day? (In the gym, music class, etx)
- What’s your favorite song to sing at school?
- What did you talk about at circle time today?
- What fun things are happening at school tomorrow.
- Tell me three things that happened today.
- If your teacher could have super powers, what powers do you think she’d like?
- If you could give your teacher a gift what would it be?
- What do you think your teacher does when she’s not at school?
- What types of games do your friends like to play?
- Tell me 2 things I don’t know!
- If you could invent something to make school more fun what would it be?
- Is school easy or hard?
- What did you play at school today?
- Did you build anything with your friends today?
- Was there a time at school when you got messy today?
- Who do you think loves school the most?
- Where do you spend most of your day?
- Why do you think they have grades in school?
- Do you think they should group kids together in a different way? How?
- What would it be like if Mom’s went to school instead of kids?
- What is your favorite part about your day?
[author] [author_image timthumb=’on’]http://www.valleymom.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/17195_10156021568450377_5754511475259734050_n.jpg[/author_image] [author_info]Jami Savage is a Family Adventure Blogger based out of the Fraser Valley, where she now calls Langley, Home. With a three year old boy and a six year old girl Jami is regularly out on adventures, looking for mountains to hike, lakes to swim in, trails to ride, or hills to board on. Her adventures take her all over the lower mainland and the Pacific Northwest and she shares them weekly on her blog: www.adventureawaits.ca Jami started the blog as a way to journal her experiences for her children. Her passion for the outdoors and her willingness to try new things quickly garnered her a following. Parents have enjoyed checking in on what Jami’s family is up to when planning a new outing or looking for inspiration. Some of the great features on Jami’s blog are her inspirational stories and quotes, her family and solo adventures, as well as her educational focus on the benefits of recreation and connecting with nature. Overall Jami hopes to encourage families to explore their local communities and challenge themselves both physically and mentally on a regular basis. You can find Jami onFacebook HERE