Are you ready to transform your daily routine with engaging “question of the day for kids” activities?

Not only do these activities spark conversation, but they also foster critical thinking skills, enhance communication, and create a sense of connection among children.

Whether you’re a teacher looking to engage your students or a parent seeking meaningful interactions with your kids, Question of the Day offers endless possibilities for fun and learning.

If you love these questions and want to try them out with your kids, there is a Question of the Day FREEBIE at the end of this blog post.  

Let’s jump in and look at why silly questions are the best thing to do with your kids.

Why Question of the Day Matters

Question of the Day isn’t just a simple activity—it’s a powerful tool for promoting engagement and encouraging children to think critically. 

By posing open-ended questions, you invite children to explore their thoughts, share their perspectives, and engage in meaningful conversations. 

Some children have a difficult time processing and expressing their thoughts.  These are just the right questions to help build communication skills. 

After a short time, you’ll notice how asking the children questions becomes a favorite part of the day.  

As a teacher, I would flip the question card and watch the young kids have interesting conversations with one another.  

Whether they’re discussing their favorite things, sharing funny anecdotes, or pondering thought-provoking scenarios, this activity offers a valuable opportunity for growth and connection.

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Question of the Day Examples

With an extensive list of question cards and digital slides in this resource, the possibilities are endless.

From simple yes or no questions to thought-provoking prompts, there’s something for every occasion and age group.

Encourage children to share their experiences, preferences, and imaginations as they explore topics ranging from favorite foods to dream adventures.

With 185 questions cards and digital slides inside the Question of the Day resource, you’ll have yes or no questions for the entire school year!

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Here are some of the popular list of questions with one-word responses:

  1. Have you been to an apple orchard?
  2. Have you ever dipped your apples in peanut butter?
  3. Do you like to swim?
  4. Have you jumped off a diving board?
  5. Is there a TV in your room?
  6. Have you ever climbed a tree?
  7. Would you live in a treehouse?
  8. Have you been to a pumpkin patch?
  9. Have you ever made s’mores?
  10. Do you eat at the dinner table?
  11. Have you ever had a pillow fight?
  12. Would you put a snowball in your pocket?
  13. Have you built a snowman?
  14. Have you seen Santa Claus?
  15. Do you see the color, or color word, red?
  16. Have you made a card for a friend?
  17. Favorite ice cream: chocolate or vanilla
  18. Do you have a piggy bank?
  19. If you found a pot of gold, would you share it?
  20. Would you want to be a giant?
  21. Which is better; macaroni and cheese or pizza?
  22. Would you let Goldilocks in your house?
  23. Would you live in a castle by yourself?
  24. Have you had a pillow fight?
  25. Would you swim in a lake that has fish?
  26. Did you ride the bus to school today?
  27. Would you want to be an elephant?
  28. Do you play video games?
  29. Would you go hiking in the dark?
  30. Would you like Harry Potter?
  31. Who is your favorite from Toy Story: Buzz or Woody?
  32. Favorite dessert: ice-cream or cookies
  33. Do you like pancakes?
  34. Would you want to be a shark?
  35. Do you play games with your best friend?
  36. Have you seen a rainbow?
  37. Would you want a pig for a pet?
  38. Have you wrapped a present all by yourself?
  39. Do you like PE?
  40. Would you play in the rain?
  41. Do you brush your teeth before bed?
  42. Would you sit on a brick wall with Humpty Dumpty?
  43. Have you been on an elevator?
  44. Do your clothes have pockets?
  45. Have you ever touched a worm?
  46. Would you want to be a giraffe?
  47. Do farmers like the rain?
  48. Do you like clowns?
  49. Have you caught a lightning bug?
  50. Would you sleep in a tent by yourself?

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Using the “question of the day for kids” approach with young children is a fantastic way to kickstart meaningful conversations and foster a sense of curiosity and engagement. 

The beauty of this activity lies in its flexibility and inclusivity—there are no wrong answers, only opportunities for children to express themselves and share their thoughts.

 Whether they’re imagining what they would do with a time machine, sharing their favorite color or book, or revealing their favorite family tradition, each question serves as a valuable conversation starter. 

From the simplest inquiries about their favorite song or TV show to more complex considerations like the hardest thing they’ve ever done or their dream house, “question of the day” activities provide a great way for kids to explore their interests and experiences.

By creating a safe space where every response is respected and valued, we not only encourage participation but also strengthen the parent-child bond and promote healthy communication habits.

 So whether it’s during car rides, at the dinner table, or in the classroom, incorporating these “question of the day” sessions is sure to spark joy and enrich the lives of young learners.

How To Start Question of the Day

Getting started with, and finding time for, the Question of the Day isn’t as difficult as you may think!

There are a range of ways in which you can integrate Questions of the Day in a fun way.

For example, in the classroom, you could do this during arrival, as an attendance board, during morning meeting, or a cool-down activity after recess.  

You could also use it as a time filler throughout the day, or an activity to do during dismissal with the kids.

If the kids are having a bad day, ask a funny question.

Young children always think it’s the funniest thing if you mention bodily functions, but maybe that’s not appropriate for the school day.

When you are ready to start Question of the Day in the classroom, find your favorite place to hang where the kids will record their one-word answers.

Here’s an example of how I incorporated Question of the Day for Kids into our full-day kindergarten schedule.

Question of the Day isn’t just about asking questions—it’s about empowering children to become active participants in their own learning journey.

By providing opportunities for reflection, expression, and interaction, you’ll foster a love of learning that extends far beyond the classroom. So why wait?

Start incorporating Question of the Day into your routine today and watch as curiosity and engagement flourish.

From Yes or No to Meaningful Conversations

While yes or no questions serve as a starting point, the real magic happens when they lead to deeper conversations.

Encourage children to elaborate on their answers, share their reasoning, and explore different perspectives.

Whether they’re discussing their favorite superhero or imagining life on a deserted island, every question offers a chance for discovery and connection.

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Daily Conversation Starters 

It’s true, the yes or no questions inside the Question of the Day digital and printable resource are not open-ended questions.

However, these simple, funny questions are actually thoughtful questions that can work as daily conversation starters. 

They are also good questions for journal writing topics.

How can a close-ended question lead to a fun conversation?

Next time you ask a child if they would live in a castle all by themselves, let them first respond with yes or no.

Then, lots of questions can be asked based on their response.

Start with asking why they said yes or no. It’s a excellent way to build language within a classroom community or the whole family.

Printable and Digital Questions of the Day Kids Love

If you are teaching online, tutor through virtual learning, or teach remote learning, you will LOVE the awesome questions on the digital slides as conversation starters.

You will not need a special mobile app for this fun activity.

The digital version included in the Question of the Day resource will be the ultimate list of great questions for kids in preschool, kindergarten, and first grade.

This Question of the Day for kids also expands on math and writing lessons.

For example, simply by answering the questions, your kiddos create a personalized graph that is all about them.  This, friend, is where the magic happens!

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When the kiddos see that you want to know more about them, they are more than happy to share their thoughts and own feelings.

Once they share their thoughts, and realized they have a visual representation (the completed graph), they instantly become eager to count and compare.

Now, you are suddenly the rock star teacher leading them through a math lesson that they didn’t see coming. 

 Better yet, you have now inspired them to read, talk, and write or draw about that same topic!

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This kindergarten teacher cut her PreK kids’ pictures out, added magnetic tape to the back, and has them move their picture under the yes/no section of the board.  

You can see she has her question cards hanging on a command hook off to the side.

Question of the Day Reviews

Are you wanting to see some powerful teacher reviews?

Here are just a few of the hundreds of 5-star reviews I have received for this printable and digital Question of the Day resource.

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Questions of the Day for the School Year

No need to rush around last minute and think of what to ask the kids today.  

This Question of the Day resource does the work for you!  Simply turn the card, or scroll to the next slide, each morning. 

 Now, in the updated version, you will get both DIGITAL and PRINTABLE slides!

​Adding this to your daily routine is the best way to incorporate thought-provoking questions for younger and older children. 

Once you purchase the resource with 185 fun questions for younger children, you will have it for the rest of your life!  That means, from year-to-year, you will have these simple questions to to kick start the whole day! 

Free Question of the Day Sample

Ready to get started? Download your free sample of Question of the Day cards today and experience the magic for yourself.

If you’re a seasoned educator or a curious parent, you’ll love the engaging questions and endless opportunities for learning and connection.

👉 FREE QUESTION OF THE DAY FOR KIDS: WEEKLY SAMPLE

 

Final Thoughts

Ready to embark on your Question of the Day adventure?

Explore our comprehensive resource packed with printable cards and digital slides, designed to make implementation a breeze.

Whether you’re a teacher, parent, or caregiver, you’ll find everything you need to spark conversation, foster critical thinking, and create lasting memories with the children in your life.

Looking for more inspiration? Check out our collection of blog posts featuring educational resources, activity ideas, and tips for fostering learning at home and in the classroom.

From journal prompts to must-have classroom essentials, we can help make every day a learning adventure.

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