20 Questions To Ask Your Kids After School

Back to school season really snuck up on me this year. That two month break went by so fast, and I wasn’t prepared. This year, the girls entered Kindergarten and 3rd Grade. We’ve already conquered the first day of school, and I definitely cried like a baby. My goal this year and every school year is to make sure that my kids have the best school year possible and so far we’re off to a good start.

If your kids are anything like mine, the generic “how was school today?” does not work. It’s often followed by “good” or “okay” and that’s it. I don’t get anymore information about school after that. I’ve been thinking of ways to get my kids to open up more about school, and here are a few additional questions I’ve tried that actually work.

20 questions to ask your kids

1.What was the hardest rule to follow today?

2. What made you smile today?

3. Did you like your lunch?

4. Who did you sit by on the bus?

5. What kind of person were you today?

6. What was the hardest rule to follow today?

7. If you could change one thing about your day, what would it be?

8. What is one thing you learned today that you didn’t know yesterday?

9. On a scale from 1-10, how was your day?

10. What was your favorite activity from today?

11. Who did you sit with at lunch?

12. How was recess?

13. Did you meet anyone new today?

14. Were you nice today?

15. Did you help anyone today?

16. If you could switch seats with one person, who would it be?

17. What was your least favorite part of the day?

18. Did you learn anything new today?

19. Who did you take a nap beside today?

20. What are you looking forward to tomorrow?

Not only do these questions open up the conversation after school, but it gives your kids something to look forward to the next day. It lets them know that you’re genuinely interested in their day, and that’s all they really want from us parents. Have you purchased your copy of Growing Girls With Curls yet? If not, click here!


Hi, I’m Chantal. I’m a mom of two, self proclaimed naturalista, and Author of Growing Girls With Curls: Short Stories For Girls of Color. Being a mom is hard. Pair that with being a single, black, millennial in America and it’s a whole different monster. Feel free to join my mailing list and follow along as I blog through this crazy thing called life.

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  1. September 2, 2019 / 6:33 pm

    These are great questions to open up dialogue. My child is like yours and it’s true, all you’ll get is a fine, ok as responses.

    • Chantal
      September 2, 2019 / 9:10 pm

      Thank you for reading Katricia!