Twenty Questions to Ask Your Kids! #ShepherdsTwenty

At the start of this year I interviewed Ben, Chloe and Amy for my youtube channel with the intention of doing an updated version every year or so – I just think it’s a really lovely thing to look back on and see how their answers had changed.  At the time I remember finding it quite hard to come up with a good balance of questions that they would all be able to answer but which were open ended enough to be interesting.

Kids in the garden

Over recent weeks Facebook has been awash with ask your child, partner, dog these questions and share your answers type memes.  Of course asking kids a set of questions like this can be something of a lose canon and the results are often entertaining.

This evening I printed off a “20 questions to ask your kids” worksheet to do with my little team – I had fully planned to just ask the questions myself and record them on the sheet but the big two were keen to have a go independently so I wasn’t about to argue.  I loved that the questions were worded as such that Amy was able to understand them and Chloe could even read them herself.

20 questions to ask your kids

So, without further ado, here’s the results of our #ShepherdsTwenty with Amy (age 3), Chloe (age 5) and Ben (age 7):

What’s your favourite colour?

Amy:  Purple

Chloe: Red

Ben: Light blue

Who is your best friend? 

Amy:  Gracie & Erin

Chloe: Violet H

Ben: Finley

What is your favourite TV programme?

Amy:  Topsy  & Tim and Bing

Chloe: Strictly Come Dancing

Ben: Strictly Come Dancing

What do you want to be when you grow up?

Amy:  A farmer (and you can come to feed the animals)

Chloe: Teacher

Ben: I have not decided yet

What car do you want to have when you grow up?

Amy:  A purple one

Chloe: Small

Ben: R8

If you could go anywhere in the world on holiday, where would you go?

Amy:  To the cinema

Chloe: France

Ben: France

Do you want to get married one day?

Amy:  Yes!

Chloe: Yes

Ben: Yes

How many children would you like to have?

Amy:  Loads!

Chloe: Two

Ben: Three

What age are you when you become an adult?

Amy:  8

Chloe: 20

Ben: 20

What are you good at?

Amy:  Being a farmer

Chloe: Dodge Ball

Ben: LEGO building and Dodge Ball

If you had a superpower what would it be?

Amy:  A lock

Chloe: Make people happy when they are sad

Ben: To go into a room, click my fingers and it was tidy

If you had one wish, what would that be?

Amy:  A crocodile or a ladybird

Chloe: Go to wherever I wanted to go

Ben: Teleport

What do I do as a job?

Amy:  Going on your computer

Chloe: Teacher

Ben: School teacher

What are you scared of?

Amy:  Crocodiles and lions

Chloe: Monsters

Ben: Nothing

What is your favourite song?

Amy:  My Mysterious Uncle

Chloe: My Mysterious Uncle

Ben: My Mysterious Uncle

What is your favourite class at school?

Amy:  Making a picture for you

Chloe: PE

Ben: ICT & Maths

What is something I always say to you?

Amy:  I’ve got some words for you

Chloe: Where are your shoes?

Ben: Tidy up your room

What is the hardest thing you’ve ever had to do?

Amy:  Being born

Chloe: Rollercoaster time

Ben: Nothing

What makes you happy?

Amy:  You!

Chloe: Spending time with my Mum & Dad

Ben: Ben Brown and Mum & Dad

What makes you sad? 

Amy:  Daddy cos he shouts at me!

Chloe: Not wearing dresses

Ben: Being told off

I love that the big two have written down their own answers, I think it makes it even more of a “snapshot in time” and certainly something I plan to keep.  Their answers made me smile – especially Amy’s response that “being born” was the hardest thing she’s ever done.  I’d love to know how your kids get on with the interview – don’t forget to share your favourite answers on social media with the hashtag #ShepherdsTwenty

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  1. November 28, 2016 / 10:47 pm

    Ah I love their answers! It’s such a nice thing to do every year or so to see how they grow and change – or what things stay the same. I can’t wait to do this with Athena and Troy x

    • Colette
      November 28, 2016 / 10:48 pm

      Isn’t it. It really showed me how much Amy has grown up since I first interviewed her back in March – and made me smile that she still wants to be a farmer when she grows up!!

  2. Amanda Blackburn
    November 28, 2016 / 11:12 pm

    Fantastic idea Collette!
    I do a similar thing with the children I childmind for.
    They do 6 monthly questionnaires, It helps me find out what I can do to help them have fun!
    Is so funny what they say, I record the younger children’s answers that can’t write and save on video and send to their parents for keeping for memories.

    • Colette
      November 29, 2016 / 12:01 am

      That’s such a gorgeous idea! x

  3. November 29, 2016 / 10:22 am

    This is such a great thing to do, I love their answers too. Amy is growing up so fast xx

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