Whenever I ask my daughter, "how was your day..." I can tell you exactly what she will say 99% of the time. "Good." And then she is off to something else.
But try these instead, and you might get a bit more conversation.
What made you smile today?
Does everyone have a friend at recess?
What was the book about that your teacher read?
Did anyone do anything silly to make you laugh?
Did anyone cry?
What did you do that was creative?
What is the most popular game at recess?
What was the best thing that happened today?
Did you help anyone today?
Did you tell anyone “thank you?”
Who did you sit with at lunch?
What made you laugh?
Did you learn something you didn’t understand?
What was your least favorite part of the day?
Was anyone in your class gone today?
With open ended questions that make them think about their day... you just might get a conversation out of them.
There are 50 of these questions for you to use: