Ask a kindergartner

As most of you know, Girl Ninja is a kindergarten teacher. Eight hours a day, five days a week, she’s busting her butt to try and make these kids less dumb smarter. Somehow, I’ve managed to convince her that we (meaning punch debt in the face readers) should be given access to her students.

No, we won’t be visiting her classroom in person. That’s right, we have an opportunity to pick the brains of a five year old. Well, not literally pick, that would just be weird. All you have to do is take a second to think about a question you would want to ask a five year old. Once you got it in mind, post it in the comments section below.

I’ll select the ten questions I find most interesting and give them to Girl Ninja. She will then host a group discussion with her students. She’ll ask the question we provided, and write down her kindergartners’ responses. I’d ask them to write their responses, but we’d probably end up with something like this…

I’ll then sift through some of the best, craziest, most awesome responses and post them up here for the world (and by ‘the world’ I mean the couple thousand people that read this blog) to see. Obviously I wont be able to use every question, so don’t be bitter if yours isn’t asked.

Some example questions would be, “How much money do you have to have to be rich?” or “What is the primary job of the president’s wife?”

What you can’t do is ask something super creepy like “If I had a large, dirty van with the words ‘free candy’ written on it, would you go inside?”

I’m hoping to post the responses by the end of the week, or early next week. So reader, what question do you have for a kindergartner?

26 thoughts on “Ask a kindergartner

  1. Ask them how old they will be when they become an adult 🙂 (It’s payback for all the little kids who asked me if I was an adult or a kid when I was working in their classrooms – it’s a really hard question to answer!)

  2. If you could only have one toy to play with for the rest of your life what would it be and why? I asked my now 11 year old son this when he was five and his reply was ” a booger – cause I can always get a new one outta my nose”. I know, he is disgusting.

  3. I’d ask the ever-popular “What do you want to be when you grow up?”…. ’cause I have NO IDEA how many times I was asked that when I was a kid.

  4. I’m officially replacing Bowling Alley with Blingolly in my vocabulary.

    I’d ask them how much money the president makes. Then ask them how much The CEO of Bank of America makes.

  5. How much money does Spider-Man have?

    (we all know he’s poor and has to sell pictures of Spider-Man to the Daily Bugle just to make ends meet, but I bet lots of kids think he’s rich. Let’s find out how stupid they really are!)

  6. Seriously, I’d rather have THEIR handwritten answers with her interpretations. Little kid writing is hilarious. =)

    No question for me (for now).

  7. I have a 5 year old (and about 4 5 yr old nieces/nephews) so I know most of what they say is ridiculous!!

    Good luck to your wife- trying to teach kids is HARD!!

  8. I have one! Where do mommy or daddy get their money? Trying to determine if kids know where money “comes” from. When my nephew was about five, mom gave him the credit card to pay for a backpack he wanted (just handed him the card to hand to the cashier). That was a BAD IDEA. It took a long for him to understand that ‘plastic’ didn’t pay for things; money did!

  9. Is it better to have a job you love with not a lot of money, or a job you only like a little for lots of money? *(this may be too much for a 5 year old)

    What job do you think makes a lot of money? (and then separately, to compare) What do you think would be the best job in the world?

    What should people do with their money?

  10. I’d like to second the suggestion that we see the kid’s answers in their own handwriting. I think the Blingally should be on a t-shirt.

    Do the kids know their answers are going on the inter-webs? I could see some parents getting uppity about that.

    My question: What do you think high school is like?

    • I will be posting their responses, but leaving the answers anonymous, so their should be no privacy concerns. That’s also why I wont be posting handwritten work 🙂

  11. What would you buy with $100?

    What is a mortgage?

    What does it mean to pay rent?

    In reference to money, what does it mean to “make it rain”?

    What are “benjamins”?

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