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Not Having Luck Asking the Kids ‘So How Was School Today?’

How to Get Kids to Answer the Age-Old Question 'How Was School?' 2:17

The start of the school year brings big fanfare from parents, but once kids say goodbye and get to school, what happens?

If yours give you a blank stare when you ask about their day, mommy blogger Liz Evans has some tips you might want to try. Before Evans was a mom to three, she was a teacher and comes with an expert's eye on how to get kids to spill.

Her post 25 Ways to Ask Your Kids “How Was School Today?” WITHOUT asking them “How Was School Today? has had more than two million page views already, and she later added more questions for older kids. The questions range from asking kids about when they were bored during the day to who they’d want beamed up in a spaceship.

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We share Evan’s full list of 25 question here:

#1. What was the best thing that happened at school today? (What was the worst thing that happened at school today?)

#2. Tell me something that made you laugh today.

#3. If you could choose who would you like to sit by in class? (Who would you NOT want to sit by in class? Why?)

#4. Where is the coolest place at the school?

#5. Tell me a weird word that you heard today. (Or something weird that someone said.)

#6. If I called your teacher tonight what would she tell me about you?

#7. How did you help somebody today?

#8. How did somebody help you today?

#9. Tell me one thing that you learned today.

#10. When were you the happiest today?

#11. When were you bored today?

#12. If an alien spaceship came to your class and beamed up someone who would you want them to take?

#13. Who would you like to play with at recess that you’ve never played with before?

#14. Tell me something good that happened today.

#15. What word did your teacher say most today?

#16. What do you think you should do/learn more of at school?

#17. What do you think you should do/learn less of at school?

#18. Who in your class do you think you could be nicer to?

#19. Where do you play the most at recess?

#20. Who is the funniest person in your class? Why is he/she so funny?

#21. What was your favorite part of lunch?

#22. If you got to be the teacher tomorrow what would you do?

#23. Is there anyone in your class that needs a time out?

#24. If you could switch seats with anyone in the class who would you trade with? Why?

#25. Tell me about three different times you used your pencil today at school.