73 Questions to Ask Your Sponsored Child

I've heard some sponsors say they don't write, because they aren't sure what to write about.  I've compiled some question list that might be helpful to you.  These were posted on my old blog, and I am reposting them here.  The second of these lists is 73 Random Questions to Ask. Feel free to use them in your letters, and to answer the questions for your children about yourself, when you were in school. 

Some of these questions will be appropriate only for older, or younger children or certain cultures, but I thought it might help some who are stuck with things to talk about.

To Read 55 Questions to Ask Your Sponsored Child About School, Click Here
To Read 35 Questions to Ask about Family & Friends, Click Here
To Read 70 Questions to Ask Your Sponsored Child about Culture, Community & Country, Click Here 


  1. Do you play any musical instruments?
  2. What would you like to be when you grow up?
  3. If you could visit any country, where would you go?
  4. Do you prefer to be with a large group, or on your own?
  5. If a genie gave you one wish, what would you wish for?
  6. What cheers you up when you are sad?
  7. What are you most afraid of?
  8. What if your favourite colour?
  9. What if your favourite indoor activity?
  10. What if your favourite outdoor activity?
  11. What if your favourite sport?
  12. Name five things you are good at.
  13.  What are you the best at?
  14. What chores do you have?
  15.  What if your favourite chore?
  16. What if your favourite month?
  17. What if your favourite day of the week?
  18. What if your favourite season?
  19. What if your favourite toy?
  20. Draw me a picture of whatever you are thinking about right now.
  21. Who do you look up to and admire the most?
  22. What if your favourite book?
  23. What if your favourite bible story?
  24. What is the most fun thing you have ever done?
  25. Are you left-handed or right-handed?
  26. What is the nicest thing someone has ever done for you?
  27. What is the nicest thing you have done for someone else?
  28. What is the biggest animal you’ve seen in the wild?
  29. What is the smallest animal you’ve seen in the wild?
  30. If you could have any animal as a pet, what would it be?
  31. Do you ever have funny dreams at night?
  32. Have you ever played a prank on someone?
  33. Have you ever travelled to a different city?
  34. What if your favourite song?
  35. If you met a prince/princess, what would you say?
  36. If you could make a law for your country, what would it be?
  37. What would you do if you were invisible for a day?
  38. If you could be someone else for a day, who would you be?
  39. What would you like to change about yourself?
  40. Do you like to daydream?
  41. Draw me a self-portrait.
  42. Describe your daily routine.
  43. What would your perfect day be like?
  44. What would you like to ask me?
  45. What if your favourite animal?
  46. What if your favourite number?
  47. Do you like to read?
  48. How old were you when you learned to read?
  49. What is the most interesting thing you know?
  50. What if your favourite food?
  51. Tell me a true story about something that’s happened to you.
  52. If you could learn to play any instrument, what would you pick?
  53. Have you ever performed or spoken in front of an audience?
  54. What makes you nervous?
  55. What is your favourite flower?
  56. Have you ever ridden on a horse or any other animal?
  57. What time do you go to bed?
  58. What time do you get up?
  59. How did you find out you had a sponsor?
  60. Tell me three things you want me to know about yourself.
  61. What is something you are thankful for?
  62. If you had the chance to travel the world, would you prefer to go by boat or plane?
  63.  What are your hobbies?
  64. Do you know how to swim?
  65. Have you ever won anything?
  66. If you could be king/queen for the day, what would you do?
  67. If you could meet someone famous, who would you pick?
  68. If you could time travel to any year in the past or future, what year would you go to?
  69. What makes you unique?
  70. Do you have a nickname?
  71. What would you like me to call you?
  72. If you had your own garden and there was only room to plant one thing, what would you plant?
  73. How can I pray for you?

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