20 Creative Ways to Ask Kids About Their Day

Bringing the standard end-of-day question to new heights

Asking different questions positively supports social emotional health — and it works for adults, too!

To help get the conversation started, we’ve compiled a list of questions you can ask the kids (and adults) in your life at the end of each day.

  1. What was your favorite part of today?
  2. What was the funniest part of your day?
  3. Did anyone do something nice for you today?
  4. Did you help anyone out today?
  5. Was there something that challenged you today?
  6. If you could do today over, what would you change?
  7. Can you describe your day in three adjectives?
  8. Is there someone in your [class] that you haven’t talked to?
  9. What would you rate your day on a scale of 0 to 10? Why?
  10. What was the one thing that made you happy today?
  11. What was the hardest part of your day?
  12. What emotions did you feel today?
  13. What was one thing that made you grateful for today?
  14. Can you teach me something that you learned today?
  15. Did you make any new friends today?
  16. Did you learn anything new about yourself?
  17. Did you get or give any compliments today?
  18. Did you try anything new today?
  19. What is something that you saw that made you think?
  20. What is something you want to do differently tomorrow?