250 Best ‘Morning Meeting’ Questions for Kids (2023)

Morning meetings are a great way to start the school day, foster a strong classroom community, and promote meaningful discussion.

But coming up with new and engaging question of the day can be a challenge. 

As a former camp counselor and teacher for over 20 years, and now a parent of three, I know firsthand how important it is to keep the questions fresh and exciting to maintain students’ interest.

Morning Meeting in an elementary school

To make things easier, I’ve compiled a database of 250 of the best morning meeting questions for kids, organized by category.

Whether you’re looking for questions about books, animals, superpowers, or even silly questions to get your students giggling, you’ll find plenty of options here.

Use these questions as a starting point for a daily discussion, or mix and match them to create your own unique morning meeting routine.

They can also be used as brain breaks, or to practice conversation skills during other parts of the school day.

With this library of questions and discussion topics at your fingertips, you’ll never run out of ideas for a fun and engaging morning meeting! 


General

These morning meeting questions are good for the beginning of the year because they help to create a positive classroom culture, foster communication skills, and build relationships between the students and teacher.

By asking these questions, students are able to share their thoughts and feelings with their classmates, and this can help them to feel more comfortable and connected to one another.

Morning Meeting in an elementary school

The questions also provide an opportunity for the teacher to get to know their students better, as well as for the students to get to know each other. This can help to establish a sense of community within the classroom, which is important for creating a safe and supportive learning environment.

  1. What was the best thing that happened to you yesterday?
  2. What are you looking forward to today?
  3. Did you do anything kind for someone yesterday?
  4. What is something you learned recently that you found interesting?
  5. What is a goal you have for the day/week/month/year?
  6. What are you proud of that you accomplished recently?
  7. What is something you could do today to help make the classroom a better place?
  8. What is something you appreciate about a classmate?
  9. What is something you are grateful for today?
  10. What is something you’re feeling excited about?
  11. What are you most excited about for this school year?
  12. What is one thing you hope to learn or accomplish this year?
  13. What do you want your classmates and teachers to know about you?
  14. What is one fun thing you did over the summer?
  15. What is your favorite subject in school, and why?
  16. What is one thing you’re nervous about for this school year?
  17. What is something you’re proud of that you accomplished last school year?
  18. What are some goals you have for yourself academically and personally?
  19. What is one thing you want to try or do differently this school year?
  20. What is one thing you appreciate about your classmates or teacher so far?

Would You Rather?

These funny morning meeting questions can be an engaging way for kids to make choices and express their preferences. It’s a fun way to promote social interaction and encourage discussion among students.

Would you rather have a superpower of your choice or a million dollars?

  1. Would you rather be able to talk to your past self or your future self?
  2. Would you rather never have to do homework again or never have to go to school again?
  3. Would you rather be able to time travel to any point in history or travel to any place in the world instantly?
  4. Would you rather be able to run as fast as a cheetah or jump as high as a kangaroo?
  5. Would you rather have a robot servant or a magical genie?
  6. Would you rather live in a world where everyone has superpowers or in a world where everyone is a genius?
  7. Would you rather have a pet dinosaur or a pet alien?
  8. Would you rather live in a world without music or without books?
  9. Would you rather be able to talk to animals or to read people’s minds?
  10. Would you rather have a pet unicorn or a pet dragon?
  11. Would you rather be able to fly or be able to turn invisible?
  12. Would you rather live in a house made entirely of candy or in a treehouse in the middle of a forest?
  13. Would you rather be able to speak every language in the world or be able to talk to animals?
  14. Would you rather go to school in a castle or on a pirate ship?
  15. Would you rather be able to breathe underwater or be able to travel through time?
  16. Would you rather have a magical power that lets you teleport anywhere or one that lets you create objects out of thin air?
  17. Would you rather be able to talk to plants or to machines?
  18. Would you rather be a famous athlete or a famous musician?
  19. Would you rather be able to fly on a magic carpet or ride a dragon?

Food

These daily questions about food can help children share their food preferences, explore new culinary ideas, and learn about different cultural foods. It can also encourage them to think about food in a fun and creative way, sparking their interest in cooking and trying new things.

Morning Meeting in an elementary school
  1. If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?
  2. What is your favorite food, and why do you like it?
  3. If you could eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be and why?
  4. What is your favorite thing to cook or bake with your family?
  5. If you could have any food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner today, what would you choose?
  6. What is the weirdest food combination you’ve ever tried, and did you like it?
  7. If you could invent a new food, what would it be and what ingredients would you use?
  8. What is the spiciest food you’ve ever eaten, and how did it make you feel?
  9. If you could have a picnic anywhere in the world, where would you go and what food would you bring?
  10. What is your least favorite food in the entire world?
  11. What is your favorite food-related memory, and why is it special to you?
  12. If you could only eat one color of food for a week, which color would you choose and why?
  13. If you were a fruit or vegetable, what kind would you be and why?
  14. If you could create a new fruit or vegetable, what would it be like and what would you call it?
  15. What’s the weirdest fruit or vegetable you’ve ever eaten, and did you like it?
  16. If you were to plant your own fruit or vegetable garden, what would you grow and why?

Travel

These questions about travel are the perfect way to spark curiosity about different places around the world and other cultures. It can also encourage them to think about the joys and challenges of travel, while inspiring them to dream about future adventures.

  1. If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?
  2. If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?
  3. What is the coolest place you’ve ever visited, and what did you like about it?
  4. If you could live in any country for a year, where would you go and why?
  5. What is the most beautiful place you’ve ever seen in pictures or in real life?
  6. If you could take a trip to outer space, would you go? Why or why not?
  7. If you could time travel to any point in history, where would you go and why?
  8. What is your favorite thing to do when you’re on vacation?
  9. What is the most interesting thing you’ve learned about a different culture or country?
  10. If you could design your dream vacation, where would you go, and what would you do?
  11. What is the furthest away from home you’ve ever been, and how did it feel to be in a new place?

Books

These questions can help children share their love for books, discover new authors and genres, and build a community of readers in the classroom. It can also encourage them to think critically about the stories they read and imagine themselves as characters in different worlds.

  1. What book are you currently reading, and what do you like about it?
  2. What is your favorite book, and why do you like it?
  3. Who is your favorite author, and what is your favorite book by them?
  4. If you could be any character from a book, who would you be and why?
  5. What do you think is the best place to read a book and why?
  6. If you could change the ending of any book, which book would it be and how would you change it?
  7. What is your favorite genre of books, and why do you enjoy reading it?
  8. If you could have any character from a book as your friend, who would it be and why?
  9. What book do you think everyone should read, and why?
  10. What book have you read recently that you didn’t expect to enjoy, but ended up loving?
  11. If you could live in any book, which book would you choose and why?
  12. What is your favorite thing about going to the library?

Movies

These questions can help children share their favorite movies, learn about different genres, and think creatively about movie-making. It can also encourage them to think about the different emotions that movies can evoke, and how storytelling can inspire, entertain, and teach us important lessons.

  1. What is your favorite movie, and why do you like it?
  2. If you could be any character in a movie, who would you be and why?
  3. What is the funniest movie you’ve ever seen, and why did it make you laugh?
  4. If you could make a movie about anything you want, what would it be about?
  5. What is the saddest movie you’ve ever seen, and why did it make you cry?
  6. What is the scariest movie you’ve ever seen, and what made it so scary?
  7. If you could change the ending of any movie, which movie would you choose and what would you change?
  8. If you could have any movie character as your best friend, who would you choose and why?
  9. What is the most inspiring movie you’ve ever seen, and how did it inspire you?
  10. If you could visit any movie world, which movie world would you want to visit and why?

Music

These questions can help children express their musical preferences, explore different musical genres and instruments, and think creatively about music-making. It can also encourage them to think about how music can inspire, motivate, and bring people together.

  1. What is your favorite type of music, and why do you like it?
  2. If you could play any instrument, which one would you choose, and why?
  3. What is your favorite song, and what do you like about it?
  4. If you could write a song about anything, what would it be about?
  5. What is the most inspiring song you’ve ever heard, and why did it inspire you?
  6. If you could perform on stage with any musician or band, who would you choose and why?
  7. What is the most unusual or interesting musical instrument you’ve ever seen or heard of?
  8. If you could create your own music festival, which artists or bands would you invite to perform?
  9. What is the earliest memory you have of music, and why is it special to you?
  10. What is your favorite musical movie or play, and why do you like it?
  11. What is your favorite song, and why do you like it?

Sports

These questions can help inspire children to think creatively and imaginatively about sports, while also promoting discussion and reflection on important values and skills such as teamwork, perseverance, and creativity.

  1. What’s your favorite sport to play or watch, and why?
  2. Who is your favorite athlete and why?
  3. If you could combine any two sports to create a new sport, what would it be?
  4. Can you come up with a new sport or game, and explain how it would be played?
  5. If you could invent your own sport using any equipment or materials, what would it be and how would it be played?
  6. Can you come up with a silly or wacky rule to add to your favorite sport, such as playing with your eyes closed or using a giant ball?
  7. If you could have any superhero power to help you with sports, what would it be and how would it help you?
  8. Can you name a sport that you’ve never played before, but would like to try someday, and why?
  9. If you could create a team made up of your favorite fictional characters, who would you choose and what sport would they play?
  10. If you could design your own sports stadium or arena, what would it look like and what features would it have?

Friends

These questions can help children reflect on the importance of friendships, learn how to identify and appreciate positive qualities in themselves and others, and learn how to support and encourage their peers. It can also encourage them to think about what makes them happy and how to create positive experiences with their friends.

  1. What is your favorite thing to do with your friends?
  2. What makes a good friend?
  3. What is the nicest thing a friend has ever done for you?
  4. What is the most important quality you look for in a friend?
  5. If you could have any celebrity as a friend, who would you choose and why?
  6. What is the funniest thing that has ever happened to you and your friend(s)?
  7. If you could make a new friend today, what qualities would you look for in them?
  8. What is your favorite thing to do with your friends?
  9. If you could have a sleepover with your friends, what activities would you do?
  10. What is one thing you have learned from a friend that you will never forget?
  11. If you could give one piece of advice to someone who is having trouble making friends, what would it be?

Family

These questions about family encourage students to share about their family and their relationships with family members, which can help build a sense of community and belonging in the classroom. Talking about family members can also help students develop empathy and understanding for one another.

Additionally, these questions can help students practice their communication and social skills as they share their thoughts and ideas with the group. By discussing family traditions and memories, students can also learn about different cultures and backgrounds.

  1. Who is your favorite family member and why?
  2. What’s a fun activity you like to do with your family?
  3. Do you have any siblings? What do you like about them?
  4. What’s something that you and your family like to do together on weekends?
  5. Who in your family is the funniest and why?
  6. Do you have any family traditions or rituals that you enjoy?
  7. What’s something you learned from a family member recently?
  8. If you could have any family member come to school with you for a day, who would it be and why?
  9. What’s a special memory you have with a family member?
  10. Who in your family is the best cook or baker? What’s your favorite dish that they make?

School

These questions can help children reflect on their experiences in school, think about their goals and aspirations, and learn how to express their thoughts and feelings in a positive and constructive way. It can also encourage them to think about the different ways they can engage with their peers and teachers to create a positive and supportive learning environment.

  1. What is your favorite thing about your school?
  2. If you could be the teacher for one day, what would you do?
  3. What is your favorite memory from this school year so far?
  4. What is your favorite thing to do during recess?
  5. What is your favorite subject in school, and why?
  6. What is something you have learned recently that you found interesting or helpful?
  7. If you could change one thing about school, what would it be?
  8. What is one goal you have for this school year, and how will you work to achieve it?
  9. What is your favorite thing about your classroom, and why?
  10. What is one thing you wish your classmates knew about you?
  11. If you were principal for a day, what is one school rule you would change?
  12. What is one thing you are proud of achieving in school so far this year?
  13. If you could go on a field trip anywhere in the world, where would you go, and why?
  14. What is your favorite memory from school, and why is it special to you?

Animals

These questions can help students explore their curiosity about animals, learn more about different species and their characteristics, and foster a love and respect for nature. It can also encourage them to use their imagination and think creatively about the animal kingdom.

  1. If you could be any animal for a day, what animal would you be and why?
  2. What is your favorite animal, and why do you like it?
  3. If you could have any animal as a pet, which one would you choose and why?
  4. What is the coolest animal you’ve ever seen or learned about?
  5. If you could talk to any animal, which one would you choose and why?
  6. What is the funniest animal video you’ve seen on the internet?
  7. If you could be any animal for a day, which animal would you choose and why?
  8. What is an animal that you would like to learn more about?
  9. What is the most interesting fact you know about an animal?
  10. If you could have any animal superpower, which one would you choose and why?
  11. If you could have a conversation with any famous animal from a book or movie, which one would it be and why?
  12. If you could have any animal as a pet, what would it be and why?

Superpowers

These questions can encourage students to think creatively, imagine their own superhero worlds, and use their imaginations to explore the possibilities of superpowers. It can also foster teamwork and collaboration as they think about how they would use their superpowers to help others

  1. If you could have any superpower, what would it be and why?
  2. If you could have any superpower, what would it be and why?
  3. What is your favorite superhero, and why do you like them?
  4. If you could create your own superhero, what would their superpower be?
  5. What is the coolest superpower you’ve ever heard of?
  6. If you could be any superhero for a day, who would you be and why?
  7. If you could have any superhero as a friend, who would it be and why?
  8. If you had a superpower that only worked when you were helping others, what would it be and how would you use it?
  9. If you had a superpower that allowed you to communicate with animals, which animal would you talk to first and what would you say?
  10. If you had a superpower that allowed you to time travel, what time period would you visit and why?
  11. If you could give one of your friends a superpower, which friend would you choose and what power would you give them?

Video Games

These daily morning meeting questions about video games can help students bond over their shared love of video games, while also promoting critical thinking and communication skills as they share their thoughts and ideas with the group. Additionally, these questions can help students learn about different types of games and explore the ways that video games can be both fun and educational.

  1. What’s your favorite video game of all time and why?
  2. Do you prefer single-player or multiplayer games and why?
  3. If you could design your own video game, what would it be like?
  4. Have you ever played a game that was so challenging it frustrated you? How did you handle it?
  5. What’s the most addictive game you’ve ever played and why?
  6. Have you ever played a game that taught you something useful or new?
  7. What’s the funniest thing that’s ever happened to you while playing a video game?
  8. What’s the longest you’ve ever played a video game in one sitting?
  9. Do you think video games are a waste of time or a valuable form of entertainment? Why?
  10. If you could live inside any video game world, which one would it be and why?

Autumn

These questions can help children appreciate the beauty and wonder of the fall season, share their favorite memories and traditions, and foster creativity and imagination. It can also encourage them to think about the different ways they can celebrate and have fun during this special time of the year.

  1. What is your favorite thing about the fall season, and why?
  2. What is your favorite fall activity to do with your family or friends?
  3. What is your favorite fall food or drink, and why do you like it?
  4. What is the most beautiful fall scenery you have ever seen, and what made it special?
  5. What is your favorite fall memory, and why is it important to you?
  6. If you could go on a fall adventure, where would you go, and what would you do?
  7. What is your favorite fall color, and why do you like it?
  8. What is one thing you would like to learn or experience this fall season, and why?
  9. What is your favorite fall sport or activity to watch or play, and why?
  10. If you could invent a new fall tradition, what would it be, and why do you think it would be fun or meaningful?

Winter

These questions can help children appreciate the beauty and magic of the winter season, share their favorite memories and traditions, and foster creativity and imagination. It can also encourage them to think about the different ways they can have fun and stay active during this special time of the year.

  1. What is your favorite thing about the winter season, and why?
  2. What is your favorite winter activity to do with your family or friends?
  3. What is your favorite winter holiday or celebration, and why is it special to you?
  4. If you could build any type of snow sculpture, what would it be, and why?
  5. What is the most beautiful winter scenery you have ever seen, and what made it special?
  6. What is one thing you would like to learn or experience this winter season, and why?
  7. What is your favorite winter sport or activity to watch or play, and why?
  8. What is your favorite winter treat or snack, and why do you enjoy it?
  9. If you could go on a winter adventure, where would you go, and what would you do?
  10. What is your favorite winter tradition, and why do you look forward to it each year?

Spring

These questions can help children appreciate the beauty and renewal of the spring season, share their favorite memories and traditions, and foster creativity and imagination. It can also encourage them to think about the different ways they can celebrate and have fun during this special time of the year.

  1. What is your favorite thing about the spring season, and why?
  2. What is your favorite outdoor activity to do in the springtime?
  3. What is your favorite spring holiday or celebration, and why is it special to you?
  4. If you could plant any type of flower or vegetable in your garden, what would it be, and why?
  5. What is the most beautiful spring scenery you have ever seen, and what made it special?
  6. What is one thing you would like to learn or experience this spring season, and why?
  7. What is your favorite spring color, and why do you like it?
  8. What is your favorite spring treat or snack, and why do you enjoy it?
  9. If you could go on a spring adventure, where would you go, and what would you do?
  10. What is your favorite spring tradition, and why do you look forward to it each year?

Summer

These questions can help children reflect on their experiences and aspirations for the summer season, share their favorite memories and traditions, and foster creativity and imagination. It can also encourage them to think about the different ways they can make the most of their summer vacation and enjoy their time with family and friends.

  1. What is your favorite summer memory, and why is it special to you?
  2. What is your favorite summer activity to do with your family or friends?
  3. If you could travel to any place in the world during summer vacation, where would you go, and why?
  4. What is your favorite summer food or drink, and why do you like it?
  5. What is the most beautiful summer scenery you have ever seen, and what made it special?
  6. What is one goal you have for this summer, and how will you work to achieve it?
  7. What is your favorite summer sport or activity to watch or play, and why?
  8. If you could spend a day with any famous person during the summer, who would it be, and why?
  9. What is your favorite summer camp or program, and what do you like about it?
  10. If you could create your own summer adventure, what would it be, and why do you think it would be fun or exciting?

Misc.

These questions can be used to encourage creative thinking, promote self-reflection and build a sense of community among students.

  1. What is the funniest thing that ever happened to you?
  2. What is the coolest thing you’ve ever seen?
  3. What is your favorite holiday and why?
  4. What is your favorite color and why?
  5. What is a bad habit you have that is really hard to break?
  6. If you could be any age for a day, what age would you choose and why?
  7. If you could invent anything, what would it be and why?
  8. What is your biggest pet peeve?
  9. If you could be any character from a book or movie, who would you be and why?
  10. What is something you are really good at?
  11. What is your favorite smell and why?
  12. What is your proudest moment?
  13. What is the hardest thing about being your age?
  14. If you could only play one game for the rest of your life, what would it be?
  15. What is the best compliment you’ve ever received?
  16. What is your favorite thing to do with your family?
  17. If you could switch lives with anyone for a day, who would it be and why?
  18. What is your favorite board game and why?
  19. What are some things you wish people would share more on social media?
  20. What is the most interesting thing you learned recently?
  21. If you could have any job when you grow up, what would it be and why?
  22. What is the best gift you ever received?
  23. What is your favorite thing about yourself?
  24. If you could go back in time and meet any historical figure, who would it be and why?
  25. What is your favorite hobby, and why do you enjoy it?
  26. If you could have any talent, what would it be and why?
  27. If you could visit any planet in the solar system, which one would you choose and why?
  28. What is something you want to learn how to do?
  29. If you could have any color hair, what color would you choose and why?
  30. If you could be any cartoon character, who would you be and why?
  31. What is your dream job?
  32. If you could go on a vacation anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?
  33. What is your favorite thing to do outside of school?

​How to run a morning meeting

There are many different ways to run a morning meeting, and the best way will depend on the teacher’s individual teaching style and the needs of their students.

However, here are a few tips that can help make a morning meeting successful:

  1. Set a positive tone: Use upbeat language and show enthusiasm for the day ahead.
  2. Have a consistent structure: Establish a routine so that students know what to expect each day. Make the morning meeting a predictable part of the daily schedule.
  3. Encourage participation: Invite every student to share their thoughts and ideas, and make sure that everyone has an opportunity to speak.
  4. Be flexible: Be willing to adjust your plans if a student has a particularly pressing issue or if a conversation takes an unexpected turn.
  5. Use open-ended questions: Ask questions that allow for a variety of responses and encourage discussion.
  6. Emphasize collaboration and kindness: Morning meetings are a great opportunity to build a sense of community in the classroom. The most important thing is to encourage respect and kindness.

I hope this database of discussion questions promotes meaningful connection and positive relationship in your classroom for the entire year.

Thank you for the work you do with your students!


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