It’s been some time since I’ve done a Sunday 7. I love taking the time to put these little roundups together to share with you. Today’s topic – questions to ask the kids – was fun because I got my kids and husband involved to help me find awesome questions. Hearing their answers was eye-opening, as I’m sure it will be for you, too.
I love asking my kids questions to see how their answers change over time. Their brains and personalities grow and change so much when they’re little, and it’s great to be able to look back and see the changes written down.
There are a couple ways to do this. You can get a notebook or journal for each kid and write notes to them. Give this to them as a Graduation gift and I promise you will love the reaction. Another idea is to make a note of it on social media, like Facebook, so they can see it when they get older.
Here is a list of 7 of my favorite questions to ask the kids.
- What do you want to be when you grow up? This is my favorite, because it changes so often! My 10 year old (who turns 11 tomorrow!!) wants to be a Mymercologist. No … not the study of mermaids … the study of ants! This same kid has also wanted to be a game designer, YouTuber, and Train Brakeman.
- If you had a million dollars, what would you do with it? This is a great question because it lets them explore their imagination and it gives you a look into their heart. Some kids would choose to spend it all on toys or fancy cars. Other kids would do something for their families or friends. Others still would do something for the community or others not as blessed as they are. This is also a great way to get the inside scoop on a Christmas wish list!
- What is your favorite food? This is another one that can change over time. What starts off as hot dogs and mac and cheese can change to sushi or hot wings. I love this question because it lets me know what to make them for special occasions, such as their birthday or a big win or milestone.
- Describe to me your perfect day. This is a great way to get to know your child. This is a question they have to put a lot of thought into. I find it fascinating to see how different one kid’s perfect day is from another. Similar to the million dollar question, it also gives you an idea of what they might want for Christmas.
- What is your favorite subject in school, and why? This is a cool question because it tells you how their brain is wired. Right sided brains tend to like English, Music, and Art. Creativity and feeling. Left sided brains are more logical and analytical, like math and science. Fascinating, really.
- Why do you love me? This is a question that can be funny, cute, or serious, depending on the age of the child. It could be anything from “Because you make me mac and cheese” to “Because you make sacrifices so that we can have nice things.”
- If you could have any superpower, what would it be? This is a fun one, because most kids can relate to the question. Personally, I would totally want to fly. My son … to be shrunk down to the size of an ant for the sole purpose of riding an ant.
Other places to find Questions to ask the kids.
If you search on Pinterest, you can find a bunch more questions, and depending on the age of the kids, they can all be fun to learn the answer to.
Feel free to have a Sunday 7 of your own or post some of your funny answers in the comments! Happy Sunday, and have a great week.