One of the best parts of my day is watching the look of pure joy that washes over my daughter’s face when I pick her up from school, and hearing her scream, “mommy!!!!!” as she runs across the room and throws herself into my arms.

We have such a good time hugging and kissing and rubbing noses together before walking to the closest coffee shop hand-in-hand for a snack, and in those moments, my life couldn’t be more perfect.

If you’re tired of getting one-words answers when you ask your kids how their day was, check out this collection of creative questions about school. It’s filled with fabulous ideas to get your kids to open up to you about all of the things that happen between school drop-off and pick-up, and it’s an excellent tool to teach you how to get your kids to talk about so many other aspects of their lives!

But once we sit down with our after school snack and I start asking my daughter what happened between the time I dropped her off at school and picked her up at the end of the day, it’s like pulling teeth trying to get any useful information out of her.

So when someone in one of my moms groups suggested I come up with some more creative questions to ask my daughter rather than just drilling her about what she did and didn’t do, I decided it couldn’t hurt to give her suggestion a try.

If you’re tired of getting one-words answers when you ask your kids how their day was, check out this collection of creative questions about school. It’s filled with fabulous ideas to get your kids to open up to you about all of the things that happen between school drop-off and pick-up, and it’s an excellent tool to teach you how to get your kids to talk about so many other aspects of their lives!

And guess what?

It worked!

Not only is my daughter more willing to offer information to me, but she is also much more animated when we discuss her day, and I feel like this approach will serve me well as she grows and I struggle to keep the lines of communication open between the 2 of us.

If you’re tired of getting one-words answers when you ask your kids how their day was, check out this collection of creative questions about school. It’s filled with fabulous ideas to get your kids to open up to you about all of the things that happen between school drop-off and pick-up, and it’s an excellent tool to teach you how to get your kids to talk about so many other aspects of their lives!

Here are 25 creative questions about school I came up. I hope they help you as much as they’ve helped me!

1) What was something that made you laugh today?

2) What was the weirdest thing you did today?

3) Who had the best lunch today?

4) What was the best/worst thing that happened today?

5) Did you get frustrated today? How did you handle it?

6) When did you get bored today?

7) Did you learn any new words today?

8) Did you talk to someone new today?

9) What game did you play at recess?

10) What game do you want to play tomorrow at recess?

11) If you could have any teacher who would it be? Why?

12) If you could sit next to anyone in class, who would it be? Why?

13) What was one thing that you learned today?

14) What is one thing you wish you did today?

15) Did you use glue or markers today?

16) Where is your favorite place at school?

17) Did you do anything nice for someone today?

18) Did someone help you with anything today?

19) What story did you read today? What is it about?

20) Are you learning something you want to know more about?

21) Who is the funniest person in class?

22) If you were the teacher. what would you teach?

23) If your teacher was a super-hero, who would she be?

24) What is your favorite/least favorite rule at school?

25) Did anything happen today that made you happy? Sad? Uncomfortable?

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