21 Questions With My Preschool Child


Life with a preschool-age child is like a constant game of 21 questions. Did you know the average four-year-old asks 400 questions a day? As a mom of an almost four-year-old, this is my current reality. Don’t get me wrong; I love that my son is curious about everything. His questions give us tons to talk about. But if I’m honest, all the questions can be overwhelming at times, or his questions require more complicated answers that his brain is not yet fully able to comprehend.

The question game typically ramps up during car rides. One question spirals into ten more, usually until we reach our destination or he falls asleep. One day, as we were making our 40-minute trek to see grandparents, I switched things up and asked my son 21 questions. I asked him some questions several times, only to find his answers more silly than the last one. Our game of 21 questions made our car ride pretty entertaining that day. Check out the questions and his answers below.

21 Questions With My Preschooler

  1. What is something mommy always says to you? Go to the bathroom
  2. What makes you happy? When you tell me a secret
  3. What makes you sad? A red light
  4. What makes you laugh? A beaver…Skylar (his baby sister)…and a chicken
  5. How old are you? Three
  6. How old is Mommy? Five
  7. How old is Daddy? Five
  8. What is your favorite thing to do? Play…a play date
  9. Who is your best friend? Haley and Warren
  10. What do you want to be when you grow up? A flamingo
  11. What are you really good at? Playing
  12. What are you not very good at? Exercise
  13. What did you do today? Climbed on the climbing wall
  14. What is your favorite food? Pizza
  15. What is your favorite song? Old Town Road, Good as Gold
  16. What do you want for your birthday this year? A black Spider-Man…a bad guy one
  17. What is your favorite animal? A tiger
  18. What is love? I love you
  19. What does daddy do for work? He packs
  20. Where do you live? Denrose Dr
  21. Where is your favorite place to go? The park

If you have a preschool-aged child, you may find yourself in the same boat as me, a never-ending game of 21 questions. Why not flip the script and ask your child some questions? You may be surprised by their answers or learn new things about them.