English Conversation Starters For Kids: The Ultimate Compilation


In 2020, the world is more connected than ever.
This means more children need English to communicate with each other.
Also, the more English they know now, the better their future opportunities will be.
So, today’s parents often ask what is the best way for young kids to learn to speak English?

The solution to this problem is quite simple:

The best way to learn to speak English is… by speaking English.

That sounds easy enough, right?
Whether you choose a private tutor, an international school or a mobile application, practicing is key.

However, a school has its limitations: young learners should have the time to enjoy learning English in a fun and casual setting.
Kids like to talk about different things than adults. 

So, what should you talk about then?
To solve this problem, our team of ESL experts has put together the ultimate collection of conversation starters for kids with 3 to 7 year-olds in mind (Pre A-1 and A-1). 


You can now use these conversation topics at home with your child to accelerate their English language acquisition.  

This means quality time with your child while having fun conversations. To help you even more, we have an added bonus: Click the “Play” button next to each question to listen to the pronunciation! 

1. Questions About Themselves:

Everyone likes to talk about themselves and children are no exception.
These questions are easy enough to start a conversation with any child.

If the child is very young, use body language to add meaning to the questions. 

  1. What is your name? 
  2. How old are you?
  3. When is your birthday?
  4. Do you like birthday parties?
  5. Do you like birthday cake?
  6. Do you like getting gifts on your birthday?
  7. Do you like to play with your friends?
  8. Can you sing “Happy Birthday?
  9. What is your favorite toy?
  10. Do you have pets?
  11. What colour hair do you have?
  12. What colour eyes do you have?
  13. Are you short or tall?
  14. Do you like school?
  15. Who is your best friend?
  16. Do you like to study English?
  17. Can you ride a bike?
  18. Can you swim?
  19. What is your favorite game?
  20. Can you write your name?

2. Questions About Their Family:

  1. Do you have a big or a small family?
  2. Do you have brothers?
  3. How many brothers do you have?
  4. Are they older or younger than you? Are they bigger or smaller?
  5. Do you have sisters?
  6. How many sisters do you have?
  7. Are they older or younger than you? Are they bigger or smaller?
  8. What is your mother’s name?
  9. What is your father’s name?
  10. What is your brother’s name?
  11. What is your sister’s name?
  12. Do you ever fight with your brothers/sisters?
  13. Who is the strongest? You or your brother/sister?
  14. Who can run the fastest? You or your brother/sister?
  15. Who can jump the highest? You or your brother/sister?
  16. Who lives in your home? Your grandmother? Your grandfather?
  17. Is your house big or small?
  18. Do you have a garden?
  19. Do you have flowers in the garden?
  20. Where do you live?

More topics and more questions:

The following topics are about other things that generally interest young learners. You can use objects, things around the house, magazines and drawings to make the meaning of the questions clearer. Remember, if your child is very young, use TPR (total physical response or body language) to add meaning to the questions.

3. School:

  1. What do you eat for lunch at school?
  2. What is your favorite subject?
  3. What is your  English teacher’s name? 
  4. How many students are there in your class?
  5. Do you like going to school?
  6. Why/Why not?
  7. How many friends do you have at school?
  8. What is your best friend’s name?
  9. What time does your school start every day?

4. Numbers:

  1. Can you count to 10?
  2. How many legs do you have?
  3. How many fingers do you have?
  4. Can you write the numbers 1 – 10?
  5. How much is 1 plus 3?
  6. Which one is bigger, 10 or  5?
  7. What number comes before 3?
  8. Can you count in twos?
  9. Who has more pencils? You or me?
  10. What number is missing? (Show your child a sequence of numbers with one missing.)

5. Favorite Things:

  1. Do you like candy?
  2. What is your favorite snack?
  3. What toys do you have?
  4. Which toy is your favorite?
  5. Do you like to watch TV?
  6. What is your favorite TV show?
  7. Do you like video games?
  8. Which one is your favorite video game?
  9. Do you like to play outside?
  10. Why/Why not?

6. Pets:

  1. Do you have a pet?
  2. What kind of pet do you have?
  3. Do you have a fish? (The next few questions can be asked of any pet.)
  4. What colour is your fish?
  5. Does your fish have big or small eyes?
  6. Does it have a long tail or a short tail?
  7. (If your child does not have a pet) Would you like to have a pet?
  8. What kind of food does you fish eat?
  9. Does it swim fast or slow? (Change the verb to suit the kind of pet)
  10. Is it in a bowl or a tank? Does your dog stay outside or inside the house?

7. Days of the week:

  1. How many days are there in a week?
  2. Do you know the names of the days of the week?
  3. How many days in a week do you go to school?
  4. Which day is your favorite day?
  5. Why is it your favorite day?
  6. What day is the last day of school in the week?
  7. What day do you not go to school?
  8. Which days are the weekend?
  9. On which day can you play all day?
  10. On what day is your favorite TV show?

8. Time:

  1. What time is it?
  2. What time do you go to sleep at night?
  3. What time do you eat lunch?
  4. What time do you wake up in the morning?
  5. What time do you usually  take a nap?
  6. What time do you go to school?
  7. Do you get up early on Sundays?
  8. Can you go to bed late on Saturdays?
  9. What time is dinner?
  10. Do you have a watch?

9. Food:

  1. What is your favorite food?
  2. Do you like noodles or rice?
  3. What candy do you like?
  4. What is your favorite drink?
  5. Can you cook your own food?
  6. Can you make a sandwich?
  7. What is your favorite fast food?
  8. Do you like chocolates?
  9. What’s your favorite meat?
  10. Do you share your snacks with your best friend?

10. Toys and Games:

  1. What is your favorite toy?
  2. Do you have many toys?
  3. Do you like teddy bears?
  4. Do you play with cars or dolls?
  5. What colour is your doll’s hair?
  6. What colour is your favorite car?
  7. Do you play computer games?
  8. What is your favorite computer game?
  9. Do you like to share your toys with your friends?
  10. What soft toys do you have?

11. Holidays and Celebrations:

  1. Do you celebrate Christmas?
  2. Do you get gifts for Christmas?
  3. What is your favorite holiday?
  4. What do you do on your favorite holiday?
  5. Do you like Halloween?
  6. Do you dress up for Halloween?
  7. What is your favorite holiday food?
  8. Do you get gifts on your favorite holiday?
  9. Do you get money on your favorite holiday?
  10. Which holidays does your family spend together?

12. Colours:

  1. What’s your favorite colour?
  2. Do you like red?
  3. What colour are your shoes?
  4. What colour are your eyes?
  5. What colour is your hair?
  6. What colour is your grandmother’s hair?
  7. What colour do you get if you mix red and yellow?
  8. Do you know the colour gold?
  9. What colour is your favorite toy?
  10. How many colours do you know?

13. Shapes:

  1. How many shapes can you draw?
  2. Can you draw a diamond shape?
  3. Can you draw a big circle and a small circle?
  4. What shape is your desk?
  5. What shape is a pizza?
  6. Can you draw a square and a rectangle?
  7. What shape is your watch?
  8. What shape is a yo-yo?
  9. What shape is an egg?
  10. What is your favorite shape?

14. The Weather and Seasons:

  1. What’s the weather like today?
  2. Can you sing a weather song?
  3. Do you like rainy weather?
  4. Have you ever seen snow?
  5. Can you build a snowman?
  6. Can you ice skate?
  7. Do you like sunny weather or rainy weather?
  8. What color is the sky on a sunny day?
  9. What color is the sky on a rainy day?
  10. Can you name the four seasons?

15. Your Home:

  1. Is your home big or small?
  2. Do you share a bedroom with your brother or sister?
  3. Do you know how to make your bed?
  4. In what room do you take a shower?
  5. Where do you eat dinner every night?
  6. How many rooms are there in your home?
  7. Do you have a garden at home?
  8. Do you have a balcony?
  9. How many bathrooms do you have?
  10. Do you wear your shoes inside your home?

16. Clothing:

  1. Do you have a hat?
  2. What colour is your hat?
  3. Do you wear a sweater on a hot day?
  4. When do you wear a sweater?
  5. Where do you go when you wear a swimsuit?
  6. What colours are your school uniform?
  7. Do you have yellow shoes?
  8. What colour are your favorite shoes?
  9. What colour is your favorite dress/shirt?
  10. Do you wear one or two socks?

17. Feelings:

  1. Can you sing a happy song?
  2. Do you like to be sad?
  3. When do you smile?
  4. What makes you angry?
  5. What scares you?
  6. Do you get bored at school?
  7. Are you tired at night before you go to bed?
  8. Do you make your brother/sister angry sometimes?
  9. What makes you happy?
  10. Did you cry today?

18. Playgrounds:

  1. Can you swing on your own?
  2. Can you seesaw on your own?
  3. Do you like to play on a slide?
  4. What is your favorite thing to do at the playground?
  5. Is there a playground near your house?
  6. Is there a playground at your school?
  7. Do you know what a jungle gym is?
  8. Can you climb on a jungle gym?
  9. Can you swing high?
  10. Do you like to go with your friends to the playground?

19. Transport:

  1. How do you get to school? By bus, train, car or bicycle?
  2. Have you ever flown in an airplane?
  3. Have you ever travelled by boat?
  4. Do you have a bicycle?
  5. Can you ride a bicycle?
  6. How many toy cars do you have?
  7. Do you like to ride on a train?
  8. Does your family have a car or a motorcycle?
  9. Do you like riding on a bus?
  10. Do you know what a helicopter is? Can you draw one?

20. Insects and bugs: 

  1. Do you like butterflies?
  2. What colour is a ladybird/ladybug?
  3. Are you scared of spiders?
  4. How many legs does a spider have?
  5. Do you like worms?
  6. Can you eat a worm?
  7. Can a grasshopper jump?
  8. Do you like flies?
  9. What do bees make?
  10. Can a caterpillar fly?

21. Exercise:

  1. Can you run fast? Show me!
  2. Can you jump rope?
  3. How high can you jump? Show me!
  4. Can you do jumping jacks/star jumps?
  5. How many can you do?
  6. Can you play badminton?
  7. What exercise do you do with your family?
  8. Can your grandfather run fast?
  9. Can you run faster than your best friend?
  10. Can you hula hoop? Can you show me?

22. Music And Singing:

  1. Can you play the piano?
  2. Can you play drums?
  3. What is your favorite instrument?
  4. Can you sing the ABC song?
  5. What is your favorite song?
  6. Can you sing your favorite song for me?
  7. Do you know what a violin is?
  8. Can you play the tambourine?
  9. What instrument is noisy?
  10. Can you play the ukulele? 

How To Use This Compilation

You now have the perfect list to start conversations with your child. 

This will help your child to learn English faster and be more confident.
We suggest you spend 10 to 15 minutes a day going through different questions on the list.

To help you even more, we have the perfect solution for parents who don’t have time to practice with their child every day: Your child’s own AI Chat Buddies!  

You can find these Chat Buddies on our platform at Galaxy Kids. They are like private native teachers in your pocket! 

At Galaxy Kids, our mission is to get kids speaking English in record time (and in this article we explain why speaking should come first).
If you use Galaxy Kids consistently, your child could be speaking English in only 90 days. 

Our list of questions above will help you with this!
So, why don’t you try a free lesson?

Have fun learning!


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