Now that the summer is winding down, we are almost done with birthday season. Here are 45 birthday questions for kids we ask our children every year.
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15 Questions for Each Age Group
While the total of the questions on this list will be 45, we have 3 kids in 3 different age groups. So, each kiddo has 15 questions dedicated to their age range.
With a 15 year old in the house, he’s been asked every single one of these questions. He’s my first pancake. My litmus paper kid.
The questions that got a giggle or great word out of him were the ones I kept for next year. I wrote them in my journal, and saved them.
At the time, I didn’t know that I’d end up being a mom of 3 kids, but I knew those questions would come in handy.
Below are questions that he loved when we was elementary school age, tween age, and now (SOB) teen age.
We ask these questions during our birthday cake breakfast.
Yes, we eat birthday cake for breakfast on their big day. It’s tradition! We even use the same birthday cake stand every year, for every birthday.
Birthday Questions for Elementary Kids
- What are you an expert at?
- What’s your current favorite color?
- What kind of superhero would you like to be?
- What’s your favorite dinner?
- What’s your favorite dessert?
- What kind of pet will you have when you’re older?
- Where should we go on our next vacation?
- What name would you had given yourself, if you got to choose your name?
- Who’s your favorite actor?
- What’s your favorite book?
- Would you like to be really fast, or really strong?
- What’s your favorite thing to do at night?
- What’s your favorite piece of clothing?
- If you could only have one kind of candy, what would you choose?
- What’s one chore you don’t like to do?
Birthday Questions For Tweens
Ah, the tween age. This is the time of life when answers to these birthday questions will be animated, interesting and fun.
Remember, you can only ask them the 15 questions below, or you can combine them with the elementary age questions to make this a 30 birthday question session.
- What are 3 things you love about yourself?
- What skill would you like to master over the next year?
- What’s the most important thing in your room?
- What talent do you have in common with mom? (or any other family member they love)
- What talent do you have in common with dad? (or any other family member they love)
- What’s your biggest fear?
- If you could do one amazing thing for someone else, what would it be?
- What kind of adult do you think you’re going to be?
- What’s something funny you dream about a lot when you go to sleep?
- What’s one great thing about each of your friends?
- What’s one great thing about you that your friends love?
- How tall do you think you’re going to be?
- Would you rather live in summer weather all year, or winter weather all year?
- What are you most excited about for your next year of life?
- Which do you like better: a hug or an encouraging note?
Questions To Ask Teens On Their Birthday
So far, as a mom of a teen, I learned that birthday questions for teenagers need to be layered. I have a post of 100 questions no one ever asks, and that was the inspiration for most of these questions for teenagers.
Some questions can be fun (check out that last one on this list), but the best answers come from questions that make them think. Questions that remind them of who they are becoming, and who they want to be.
The birthday questions for teenagers just might be my favorite ones. Since they are older, you can ask them all 45 birthday questions, and they may even remember their answers from years past.
- What are you most proud of?
- Where in the world would you like to live once you’re older?
- Who’s the most influential person in your life?
- What do you miss about being younger?
- What excites you about being older?
- What’s your favorite memory from the past year?
- What makes you happy in the morning?
- What do you think about before you go to bed?
- What’s your dream job?
- Do you want to have a family of your own when you grow up?
- What’s one thing about the current world that intrigues you?
- What’s one thing you wish you could change about society?
- What kind of music are you into right now?
- If I could do one extra thing for you each day, what would you like me to do?
- What’s your favorite word to say to your friends?
Did you love this list of birthday questions for kids? With 3 different age groups in our home, I figured this would be fun to share with other families of the same dynamic. Happy Birthday to your kiddo!