13 Out-of-the-Ordinary Questions for More Meaningful Conversations with Kids

Adapted from Tell Me More In a Jar®: SEL Conversation Starters

13 Out-of-the-Ordinary Questions for More Meaningful Conversations with KidsSmall talk with anyone can be uncomfortable and awkward, am I right? But starting conversations with kids . . . that’s in a class of its own. Try the questions and prompts below to jump-start a more compelling and meaningful conversation anywhere you are.

  1. What are you happiest doing?
  2. Tell me about a time you felt empowered.
  3. If your day (week/year) were a book, what would the title be? What would the cover look like?
  4. Share about something that made you laugh.
  5. Check in with your feelings. What emotion do you feel right now?
  6. How do you like to relax?
  7. Tell me about something cool you learned.
  8. What, if anything, were you nervous about recently? How did it turn out?
  9. How are you creative?
  10. Tell me about a time you were brave.
  11. How do you think other people see you? Are there ways you wish you were seen?
  12. Think about a time you forgave someone. What was your first step in forgiving this person?
  13. Share about a time you changed your mind.

Please leave a comment below with your favorite question to encourage conversation.

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