27 Things to ask your kids instead of "How was school?"

I’ve been meaning to do a post on Ava’s first day of preschool but since we’re over a month into the school year, it seems a bit late at this point. Long story short: I bawled my eyes out in the classroom dropping her off on the first day of school and she didn’t even want to say goodbye because she was so excited to “play with her friends.” So yeah — apparently school and way more cool than mom. The phrase “too cool for school” doesn’t play a role in this little girl’s life because she is school obsessed, to say the least.

But here’s thing one thing that’s driving me nuts:

Every day after school I ask Ava “How was school? What did you do today?” And she has one answer and one answer alone.

'“Play with friends!”

27 Questions to ask your kids after school instead of "how was school?" - the overwhelmed mommy blogger

You’d better bed I’m stoked that she is so happy about school and counts to “six friends” every time we talk about them. And yes, I know she’s only two. But really, I just want to know what she’s doing in school every day and she refuses to tell me anything. Anything at all!

27 Questions to Ask Your Kids After School

What was the best thing that happened at school today?
What was the worst thing tha thappened at school today?
What did you use to write with today? Crayons? Pencils? Pens? Paint?
Were you confused about anything you learned today?
What was one thing that was fun/exciting to learn about today?
What was the funniest thing that happened today?
What was one thing that made you smile today?
Did anyone in your class get into trouble today/not follow the rules?
Who did you eat with at lunch?
What did you do today that was creative?
Did you help anyone today?
What was one moment you were proud of yourself today?
What did your teacher wear today?
Did you feel sad at all today during school? If so, why?
If you could change one thing about your day, what would it be?
What was one thing you learned that you didn’t know before?
What are some class rules your teacher uses?
Tell me about three different times you used a pencil and what you were doing.
What did you do during recess?
What made your teacher happy today?
Did you (or your teacher) read any books today? What book?
If you were the teacher, what would you like teaching about?
Did anything funny happen at school today?
What kind of person were you today?
Who did you talk to the most today? What did you talk about?
Who did you sit next to in class today?
What are you excited most about for school tomorrow?

27 Questions to ask your kids after school instead of "how was school?" - the overwhelmed mommy blogger