101 Great Questions of the Day for Students

As a teacher, there are many beginning-of-class activities that you can use to get students into learning mode.

One idea is to incorporate fun questions of the day for students.

Similar to would you rather questions, questions of the day for students are icebreaker questions that focus and engage.

They can be used on the first day of school, before a lesson, during morning meetings, or included as a regular classroom management routine.

Using them makes students more receptive to the upcoming lesson or activity.

While subject-based questions of the day for students can be used, it’s helpful to have an all-purpose list of questions of the day for students.

Here we have compiled engaging questions of the day for students that teachers of all grades and subject areas may use.

Questions of the Day for Students

1. What is something that your parents cook that you dislike?

2. Where have you traveled to recently that you absolutely love?

3. What’s your favorite type of weather?

4. Would you rather have a personal robot or an invisible friend?

5. What three words would you use to describe yourself?

6. If you could start a new after-school club, what would it be?

7. What’s your favorite thing to do in the summertime?

8. Which color represents you best and why?

9. What type of books do you most like to read?

10. If you could change one thing about your school, what would it be and why?

11. What is something that makes you anxious?

12. How can you show someone that you care about her feelings?

13. What toppings do you absolutely find disgusting on a pizza?

14. Would you rather have extra brainpower or extra strength?

15. What type of movies do you like to watch?

16. If you found $50 on the street, what would you do with it?

17. What makes a good friend?

18. How can your teacher better support you academically?

19. What is your favorite yellow object?

20. Is it more fun to play in the ocean or swimming pool?

21. What goal do you have for this school year?

22. If you could travel back in time, where would you go and why?

23. What are you thinking about right now?

24. What’s the meanest thing someone has ever said to you?

25. Who would you like to have lunch with one day?

26. What would make your life perfect?

27. If you could have any new pet, which would you have and why?

28. What is something that you are excited to do this weekend?

29. What do you like to do on Sundays?

30. Have you ever been to another country?

questions of the day for students
questions of the day for students

31. What one invention could you not live without?

32. What are your favorite hobbies?

33. Which achievement in your life are you most proud of?

34. What topic do you know a lot about?

35. If you were stranded on a deserted island, how would you spend your time?

36. What three words do not describe you? 

37. Which career would you like to explore as an adult?

38. What is something that you love to touch?

39. What was the first thing you thought about when you woke up this morning?

40. If you ran for class president, about which issues would you campaign?

41. What part of the school day is your favorite?

42. Which part of the school is your favorite?

43. What’s the most challenging thing about working in a group?

44. When you are feeling stressed, what do you do to relax?

45. What do you love most about your culture?

46. How can students make the world a better place?

47. What color represents happiness to you?

48. Of what are you most afraid?

49. What’s your favorite outfit?

50. How would you like to be five years from now? 

51. What is something that you do well as a student?

52. Besides your first name, what other name do you like?

53. What’s a beautiful nature scene that you have seen?

54. Who is your hero?

55. What is something exciting that happened in your life recently?

56. Which sports are most interesting to watch?

57. What’s your favorite thing to do in the car?

58. When you are angry, what steps do you take to calm down?

59. What does it mean to have a growth mindset?

60. If you could design something new, what would it be?

61. What is something that you can do to make someone feel special today?

62. To you, what is joy?

63. What’s a special talent that you have?

64. If you could have any wish granted, what would it be and why?

65. What do you like to buy at the grocery store?

66. Which state are you interested in traveling to one day?

67. What is one thing that you dislike doing each morning before school?

68. Would you rather complete a science or art project?

69. What’s the coolest thing you’ve ever made?

70. How would losing your sense of smell change your life?

71. What is one rule that should be global? Why?

72. Which family members are you most like?

73. What’s your favorite game to play?

74. Who in your life do you trust most?

75. What makes your family special?

76. Which insect most annoys you?

77. What’s the most difficult thing about working in a group?

78. If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?

79. What makes you feel appreciated?

80. Which language are you interested in learning?

81. What should students learn in school but is not taught?

82. How can someone tell when you are in a bad mood? 

83. What’s the funniest thing that has ever happened to you?

84. Between Brussel sprouts and broccoli, which could you bear to eat for the rest of your life?

85. What is a fact most people don’t know about you?

86. Are spicy or sour foods more tolerable?

87. What causes you to become frustrated?

88. How can students volunteer in their communities?

89. What’s been the hardest part of this week for you?

90. What could you talk about all day long without getting tired of the topic?

91. Do you prefer public or private praise?

92. What’s your favorite book?

93. What makes you an awesome person?

94. Which sport do you think is hardest to play?

95. What is a benefit of distance learning?

96. How do you stay connected with long-distance relatives?

97. What do you like most about school?

98. Which instrument would you like to learn?

99. What unique skill do you possess?

100. How can you keep your mindset positive?

101. What is something your parents don’t understand about you?

Final Thoughts On Questions of the Day for Students

These engaging questions of the day for students serve as great warm-ups before an activity.

Utilizing them, teachers will create an environment where students feel more relaxed, excited, and ready to fully participate in class.