It’s a revealing activity that I absolutely adore. Of course, the answers could change from minute to minute with a preschooler, but it’s so revealing to hear what’s in his heart for this season. (Matt. 15.18)
But it’s also fun to do a quick interview whenever you get the chance. Driving in the car, waiting at a doctor’s office, or even during quiet-time right before bed are great opportunities to both entertain your kids and peek into their hearts. Plus, it will probably make your child feel extra special with all of the interest in things he or she thinks and likes.
Our church is doing a series on family and the bulletins have had family activities to do for the week. This week’s family challenge was to eat dinner together. They also include a list of conversation starters.
I was on my way somewhere in the car and had last week’s bulletin beside me. In lieu of asking these questions at the dinner table, I went ahead and asked my 3-year-old while we were stuck in traffic.
I didn’t encourage or doctor his answers at all. I only translated them from Graham language to adult language.
Kid Interview Questions
What made you laugh today?
We went potty at the same time. (In separate bathrooms.)
What’s the hardest part about growing up?
Stopping (what I’m doing) to eat.
What’s the best thing about being a part of our family?
Buying (Annie’s) chocolate bunnies.
What would you change about our family if you could?
I’d turn us into cars.
What are you most thankful for in your life?
Jesus. And chocolate bunnies.
What are three things you wish I knew about you?
I don’t know a story about that.
What’s the one thing you’d most like to learn how to do and why?
Turn into a monster machine. (Obviously.)
I loved his answers so much, I made a point to write down the answers later that night. It’s an awesome keepsake for his memory book or baby album and it was a fun way to pass the time.