60 Fun Questions To Ask Your Grandkids That’ll Make You Closer

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One of my biggest pet peeves when going out to eat (or going anywhere) is seeing a family sitting together with everyone’s face buried in a screen. What happened to the days of sharing a meal and a great conversation? Sadly, screens aren’t going anywhere anytime soon, but you, grandma, can help your grandkids with their social skills while building your bond via these 60 fun questions to ask your grandkids:

Questions to ask your grandkids

  • What is something you’re really good at?
  • Which kind of animal would you want to have a conversation with? What kind of questions would you ask?
  • How do you think animals communicate?
  • Tell me about your favorite book. What happens in the story? Why is it your favorite?
  • What is something that happened today that made you happy? 
  • What is something that happened today that made you sad?
  • What is something that happened today that made you worried?
  • What is something that happened today that made you laugh?
  • What is something that happened today that made you mad? (Note: These questions are all important, as they help your grandchild name their emotions and understand them better.)
  • If you could eat only one kind of food for the rest of your life, which would you choose and why?
  • What’s your least favorite kind of food?
  • If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you choose and why?
  • What is your biggest pet peeve (or, if they are younger, what really bugs you)?
  • What do you love to do best when we’re together? 
  • If you could invent your own holiday, what would it be and why? 
  • Which book/movie/tv show makes you laugh the most? 
  • If you were the president, what rules would you make?
  • What would your perfect day look like? 
  • Who is your best friend, and why? 
  • What makes you happy when you are sad?

“Would you rather” questions to ask your grandkids

  • Would you rather be invisible or be able to fly? 
  • Would you rather go back in time or forward? 
  • Would you rather be a fish or a bird? 
  • Would you rather be super fast or super strong? 
  • Would you rather eat a raw onion or a potato? 
  • Would you rather have five brothers or five sisters?
  • Would you rather play in the snow in the mountains or the sand on the beach?
  • Would you rather never have to shower again or never have to brush your teeth again?
  • Would you rather be a fast swimmer or a fast runner? 
  • Would you rather be Spider-Man or Iron Man? 
  • Would you rather read people’s minds or walk through walls? 
  • Would you rather have pizza or macaroni and cheese?
  • Would you rather be really good at math or really good at reading? 
  • Would you rather go to Disney World or Universal Studios?
  • Would you rather fly in an airplane or ride on a train? 
  • Would you rather play laser tag or mini golf?
  • Would you rather have a cabin in the mountains or a house on the beach? 
  • Would you rather eat gingerbread men or sugar cookies?
  • Would you rather have a mermaid tail or eagle wings? 
  • Would you rather have a trampoline or a swimming pool? 

“This or That” questions to ask your grandkids

  • Cookies or ice cream?
  • Wake up early or sleep in?
  • Indoors or outdoors?
  • Apples or oranges?
  • Listen to music or read a book?
  • Swing or slide?
  • Dogs or cats?
  • Rain or snow? 
  • Rollerskate or ride your bike?
  • Chocolate or gummy bears?
  • Build a sandcastle or build a snowman? 
  • Play hide-and-seek or tag?
  • Pancakes or waffles?
  • Star Wars or Marvel?
  • Write or draw?
  • Jump high or run fast? 
  • Travel or stay home?
  • Watch a movie at home or at the theater?
  • Give gifts or receive them? 
  • Day or night?
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Photo by Sergiu Vălenaș on Unsplash

Can you think of any other fun questions that I didn’t list? Be sure to let me know, as I am always looking for a fun conversation starter, especially with my grandkids. Happy interacting/conversing! 

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