24 School Day Conversation Starters for Kids

Our six year old climbs in the car, buckles up her seat belt and excitedly starts talking, bursting to tell me about her day. I’m fortunate that she is so willing and ready to share but as one of my closest friends will attest – not all kids will spontaneously share the minute details of their day.

Which is where a collection of school day conversation starters for kids can be helpful. This prompts in this collection of 24 school day inspired questions are great for overcoming the ‘yes’ or ‘no’ one word responses and getting your child talking. They are also available in a printed version below. Print a copy and choose one question to each day to invite your child to share as they eat afternoon tea or dinner, or as you enjoy a quiet moment before bed.

Related: Looking to get your family talking more around the dinner table? Check out our fun collection of printable conversation cards.

Conversation Starters: 24 Questions That Help Get Your Kids Talking About Their Day24 School Day Conversation Starters to Get Kids Talking About Their School Day

  • What was the best part of today?
  • Who did you play with at recess today?
  • When were you happiest today?
  • What is one thing you learned today?
  • What was the funniest thing that happened today?
  • What was the worst part of today?
  • Who made you smile today? What did they do?
  • What questions did you asking in class today?
  • How did you help someone today?
  • Was anyone absent from school today?
  • At school, what do you wish you did more of?
  • When were you bored today?
  • Who was kind to you today?
  • Which subject did you enjoy most today?
  • What was the most interesting thing that happened in your day?
  • What did yo need more time for today?
  • Where do you play most at recess?
  • How would you rate today, on a scale of 1 to 10?
  • Is bullying a problem at your school?
  • What do you wish your teacher knew?
  • What are you most looking forward to tomorrow?
  • Who was the first person you spoke to today?
  • Which teacher do you have the best relationship with?
  • Did anything worry you today?

24 ways to ask your child about their day
Don’t forget to add your thoughts. And use the time to affirm what you have enjoyed and appreciated from your children that day.

Have fun as a family while developing oral language skills with our Would You Rather for Kids conversation game.

How to ask your child about their day conversation starters

Printing Your Conversation Starters

Click here to download. This will open a PDF document. Download or save the PDF to your own computer. Open the PDF and print the page you require. When printing, select “Fit to printable area” (or similar) to ensure the page fits with your printer type and local paper size (these have been created at A4 size). I suggest printing onto card stock or matte photo paper. Laminate the printed cards for durability.

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How to ask your child about their day conversation cards

More great conversation starter resources:

Would You Rather? Family Fun Conversation Game 24 Conversation Starters for Tweens and Teens