index cards, shaped paper, or die-cut shapes
permanent fine-tip marker
container for cards
1. Write a few questions on index cards, notepad shape paper, or die-cut
shapes. Laminate them for durability, if possible.
2. Any simple question will work as long as it is something the children will be
able to answer. You can ask simple questions: “How old are you?” “Do you
have a pet?” “What did you come to school in?” or more open-ended
discussion questions: “Tell us one of your wishes.” “What makes you angry?”
“What makes you laugh?” “What is your favorite song (or book or color)?”
3. Keep the cards in an interesting container, such as an old jewelry box, sparkly
gift bag, or basket.
4. When the children might need to wait for a while or are transitioning
between activities, bring out the container and let each child draw a
question from it.
5. Read the questions and encourage the children to answer.