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60+ best open ended questions for kids and teens

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60+ best open ended questions for kids and teens

Making friends can be difficult, at any age. Kids and teens often find themselves in a new environment, where they are expected to make friends. Sometimes it gets awkward, no-one says anything – because they don’t know what to say! Just as for adults, it helps to have a strategy to break the ice. By suggesting an array of open ended questions for kids and teens, you are giving them the keys to getting to know someone without the panic of not knowing what to say. These are the perfect way to start a conversation for kids and teens – packed full of information that is interesting and fun. Take the time to have a test run of using open ended questions for kids and teens – roleplay a little and practice this important skill of social interaction. Your kids will thank you for it later.

The following is a list of the best open ended questions for kids and teens.


Open ended questions for kids


01“What kind of magical power would you like to have?”


02“If you could be friends with any superhero, who would it be and why?”


03“What food could you eat every day and never get tired of?”


04“If you had to choose a different name, what would you be called?”


05“Who’s your hero?”

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06“What’s your favorite part about your best friend?”


07“What’s your favorite game to play?”


08“What are your three favorite toys?”


09“Do you like to play outside or would you rather play video games? Why?”


10“What’s your favorite subject in school?”


11“Who’s your favorite teacher?”


12“What’s your favorite cartoon character?”


13“What’s your favorite book?”


14“What’s the best thing about your mom/dad?”

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15“What do you love most in the world?”


16“Are you closer with your mom or dad and why?”


17“Do you have any brothers or sisters? If so, are you close to them”


18“Do you have any pets? If yes, what are their names? If no, why?”


19“What’s your favorite part about the summer?”


20“What’s your favorite holiday?”


21“What’s your favorite flavor of ice cream?”

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22“If you could teleport yourself anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?”


23“What animal would you want to be?”


24“Where’s your favorite place to visit?”


25“What’s your favorite Disney movie”


26“What’s your favorite TV show?”


27“What makes you mad?”

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28“Who is the one person you look up to most?”


29“What’s your favorite dessert?”


30“What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever had to do?”


Open ended questions for teens


31“If you had to eat the exact same meal every day for the next year, what would you choose and why?”


32“Can you lick your elbow/touch your tongue to your nose? Can you show me?”


33“If you could ask God one question, what would it be?”

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34“What are you most scared of?”


35“What’s your favorite class in school?”


36“Do you have a favorite teacher? Why are they your favorite?”


37“Do you have pimples on your back? What’s your best choice of body washes for acne prone skin?”


38“If you were president for a day, what would you change?”


39“Do you place the toilet paper in the under or over position? Why?”


40“Is it worse to fail miserably at something you want to do or to never try at all?”


41“What is your favorite website to visit?”

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42“What is one trend that you hate that everyone else loves?”


43“What’s the best thing about your mom/dad?”


44“What is guaranteed to make you laugh every time?”


45“In what ways do you feel that you’ve matured over the past year?”


46“What makes a house a home?”


47“Do you have any brothers/sisters? How many? What are their names”


48“Are you more of a morning or night person?”


49“What would your family/friends say you’re like when you first wake up in the morning?”


50“What’s your favorite room in your house and why?”

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51“What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever eaten?”


52“What is your dream car?”


53“Do you watch more Netflix or TV? Why?”


54“What’s your favorite series to watch?”


55“What do you want to do after you graduate high school?”


56“What did you think you would be like at this age when you were younger?”


57“What do you love most about the place you live and why”

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58“Has anyone ever said that you look like a celebrity? If so, which one?”


59“In your opinion, what’s the best song ever written?”


60“If you could eliminate one illness from the world, what would it be and why?”


61“What’s one thing that you wish you could tell your younger self?”
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