Fun bedtime questions to get your kid talking


Does anyone else have a kid that sums up their entire day with "good" - and does it drive you bonkers too? Hot tip: ask the questions while they are tucked in bed. They like the delay in bedtime (start it a little early to accommodate) and you both build that important connection before their trip to snooze-land.

Pick 1-3 of these open-ended questions from the list below to get your kiddo talking. You could also print them off, pop them in a jar and let your child pick a question lucky-dip style.


  • What was the best part of your day?
  • What was the worst part of your day?
  • What was the hardest part of your day?
  • What made you sad today?
  • What made you happy today?
  • What is something kind that you did today?
  • What is something nice that you could do for someone tomorrow?
  • What friends did you play with today?
  • What was your favourite toy to play with today?
  • If you had $100, what would you do with it?
  • How can I be a better mum/dad tomorrow?
  • What do you want to be when you grow up?
  • Who are your favourite friends right now?
  • What was the funniest part of your day?
  • If you could have a super power, what would it be?
  • What do you think the best part about being a grown-up is?
  • What do you want to do tomorrow?
  • What was your favourite thing that you ate today?
  • What kind of dreams do you think you’ll have tonight?
  • What would you do if you had an extra hour to stay up?
  • Was there a time you felt scared today?
  • What did you learn today?
  • If you could learn to speak a new language, which would it be and why?
  • If you could be a character in any book (or movie or TV show), which one would it be?
  • What is one thing you wish you could do well?
  • Who is one person you’d like to be better friends with?
  • Is there anything that happened today that you’d do differently if you could?
  • Tell me 5 people who will always love you
  • What is your favourite and least favourite chore?
  • Name 3 places you would like to travel to someday
  • What is something you are really good at?
  • What is something that is hard for you?
  • What happened today that you are grateful for?
  • What did you do to help someone today?
  • Who helped you today?
  • What is the best thing about being a grown up?
  • What is your favourite holiday?
  • Which 3 words describe me best?
  • Which 3 words describe you best?
  • If you could change one rule, what would it be?
  • If you were me for a day, what would you do?
  • Would you rather be Spiderman or Batman? Why?
  • If you could choose a new name for yourself, what would it be?
  • If you were the principal of your school for the day, what would you do?
  • If you opened a restaurant, what kind of food would you serve?
  • If you could be invisible for a day, what would you do?
  • What is something that you want, but don’t want to ask for?
  • What age do you wish you were right now? Why?
  • Is there anything I need to apologise for?
  • Where is your favourite place in our house?

Tania of LMB. x

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