25 questions to ask your kid after school

school kid questions

Something curious happens when a kid goes to school. They spend the whole day learning new stuff, sharing experiences with friends and poking around their lunchbox. Then the home bell rings.

Suddenly a veil of silence envelops little chatterboxes and a question like, “how was school today?” is met with a monosyllabic “good”. Or worse, a shoulder shrug!

Well, all that’s about to change!

Here are 25 questions to ask a child after school that will get the conversation flowing. Prep parents, you’re going to want to bookmark this one!


  1. Who did you sit next to today?
  2. What was the funniest thing that happened?
  3. What’s something you learnt today that you didn’t know yesterday?
  4. Who fell over and what happened?
  5. What’s something a friend taught you today?
  6. What could you teach a friend?
  7. What was the hardest thing you did today?
  8. What was the best bit about lunch time?
  9. What was one thing someone did that made you feel happy?
  10. Who would you like to be friends with and what’s your plan for getting to know them?
  11. What was something surprising a friend or teacher said today?
  12. What do you want to learn to do and why?
  13. Have you got a nickname at school and how did you get it?
  14. What would be your perfect school day?
  15. What would be a great job when you grow up and why?
  16. What’s something you’ve always wanted to ask me about school?
  17. What book did your teacher read you today?
  18. What’s the best thing about your classroom or teacher?
  19. Can you tell me a word you’ve learnt and see if I know it?
  20. If you had two school wishes, what would they be?
  21. What made you really proud today?
  22. If you could switch places with one friend for a day, who would it be and why?
  23. What subject do you wish you had at school and why?
  24. If you were the teacher for a day, what would you do?
  25. How was school today? (Just to see if they still answer, “good”).