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					If you were ruler of the world & you could have anything you wanted as well as have people do anything you wanted, do you think you would
Do you think boys or girls have it easier?
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If all your best friends were willing to be absolutely honest and tell you exactly what they liked most about you and what they liked least abou
Would you rather have a strict teacher who was fair and taught well or a teacher who was relaxed and fun but didn't teach very well?
One day your father gets a really weird idea and dyes his hair green. Knowing everyone would be looking at him and snickering, would you
When you make a mistake, do you make up excuses? If so, do you think people believe you? What is the best thing to do when you make a
If you could have a round-trip ride in a time machine and travel any distance into the past or future, where would you want to go?
If a friend had an important secret and didn't want other people to learn about it, would telling you the secret be a big mistake?
If your parents were worried about a serious problem that had nothing to do with you directly, would you want them to tell you about it or wou
What would you do if everyone in your family forgot your birthday?
Would you act differently if you had a younger sister or brother who idolized you and tried to copy everything you did? What would you do d
If you were alone and had only a few minutes to hide from crooks who were about to break into your house, where would you hide? What is
Do you like your chores? If you could assign the chores in your house, which ones would you take for yourself?
Some adults have a lot of trouble enjoying themselves. If you were asked to give them some advice about how to play and have more fun, w
Who do you like the most? What is the best thing about that person?

If you could be invisible for a day, what would you do?
When did you get yourself in the biggest mess by telling a lie? What do you think would have happened if you had just told the truth?
If you could choose any bedtime you wanted for the next year, what time would you pick? Would it affect how you did at school?
Are there things you pretend not to like but really do enjoy - for example, being kissed by your parents or having a little sister or brother tag

If you had to guess two things you will like in a few years but don't like now, what would you guess?


Would you like to have an identical twin? What about it would be best? worst?
Would you rather your parents gave you more presents or spent more time with you? Which would make you feel they loved you more?


If you woke up tomorrow and by magic were already grown-up and had kids of your own, how would you treat them differently from the way

If you agreed to sell your bike to a friend and then someone offered you more money, would you go back on the bargain?
If you and your friends were collecting money for charity, & your friends decided to steal what they were collecting & said they wouldn't be fr
If you could be as talented as some friend of yours at any one thing, what would you choose?
Would you rather pick what you wear to school or wear the same uniform every day? What would you wear if no one paid any attention to th
Clean your room! Take a bath! Wash your hands! Why do you think adults care so much about cleanliness?
If you told your friends everything about yourself, including the things you are most ashamed and afraid of, do you think they would like you
Are you in a hurry to grow up? What does it mean to be "grown-up," and when do you think it will happen to you?

If people stopped growing and getting stronger by the time they reached your age, and so adults were neither bigger nor stronger than you a

Imagine that your principal told you she wanted to make school better and would change it in any one way you suggested. What would you

If you could permanently trade lives with one of your brothers, sisters, or classmates, would you? If so, who would you pick and why?
If you could change one thing about your family, what would it be?
What things do you think children should be punished for, and how should it be done? Is there an age when people are too old to be punish
What are you most proud of having done? What would make you even more proud?
What do you like most about your best friend? How long do you think it would take to make another "best" friend if you moved to a distant ci

Would you rather be very poor and have parents who loved you and each other, or be wealthy and have parents who ignored you and were


What is the biggest difference between what happens on television and what happens in the real world?
Are there people you trust so much you wouldn't be afraid to have them know your every thought?

What makes you feel guilty? Do people try to make you feel guilty very often?
If someone a lot smaller than you kept teasing you and telling lies about you and wouldn't stop, how far would you be willing to go to make t
When was the last time you were so really mad at a friend? Do you think you get over your anger more quickly when you show how mad yo
Which subjects at school do you think will be completely useless to you in the future? Which ones do you think will be important to you?
If you knew no harm would come to you, would you be willing to spend two days alone inside your home?
When was the last time you told someone you loved them?
Are there certain kinds of stealing - or borrowing without permission - that are all right and others that are not? If so, how would you explain
What is the hardest thing about growing up?
When someone says you are just like your mom or your dad, do you like it? Do you try more to be like your parents or to be different from th

Would you do something on a dare? Why or why not?


If you found a change purse on the playground with quite a bit of money in it and no one saw you pick it up, what would you do?

What was the luckiest thing that ever happened to you?
If you liked someone who later turned out to be a liar, would you still want to be good friends?


Do you act like different people when you are with your friends, your family, and your schoolmates?


What is something you really like doing now but will probably not enjoy in two years?
On Halloween, a group of high-school kids are caught scaring little kids and stealing their candy. If you could decide the punishment, what w
Would you rather be a rich and famous movie star or a great doctor who saves a lot of people but is not wealthy or well known?

Of all the nice things someone could say about you, which one would make you feel the best?




If this Saturday you could do absolutely anything you wanted, what would you do?
Who are your heroes? Why do you think they are so terrific?




If you could change any one thing about the way you look, what would it be?


What is the best costume you ever wore? How did you feel when you wore it?


If an older kid hit you, stole something of yours, and then told you he'd hurt you if you told on him, would you tell anyone? If so, who?




If a good friend did something bad and you were asked if you knew anything about it, would you lie to keep your friend from getting into trou

What is your biggest fear? How would your life be different if suddenly you overcame it?

If you could pick any one food and have as much of it as you wanted - but nothing else - during the next week, what would you pick?

How important is it for you to win?
If there was a hard but exciting project to do, would you rather do it by yourself and get all the credit for it, or do it with a group of friends kno
What was the most embarrassing thing that ever happened to you? Are you embarrassed now by the same things that used to embarrass y

If you had the choice of either being confined to your room for two days or being spanked, which would you choose? Why?

If you could grow up to be famous and successful, what would you like to be known for? Do you think you will be famous one day?

If you could do one thing you are not allowed to do now because you are too young, what would you pick?

If you could be either the most attractive, the most athletic, or the smartest kid in your class, which would you choose?

If you were to be granted any one magical power you wanted, what would you pick?

If by wishing it, you could have every person in the world wake up and have the same skin color, would you want that to happen?



What do you think your friends like most about you?
Adults can do more but have more responsibilities; children can play more but are often told what to do. Do you think kids or adults have a b
If you could make a TV show about anything you wanted and you knew that millions of people would see it, what would it be about?
Would you rather have a job you didn't like that paid a lot or a job you loved that paid just enough to get by on?
If you could see into the future but not change it, would you want to do so?


If your two best friends got so mad at each other that they both refused to come to your birthday party if the other were there, what would yo
If you were mad at your brother or sister and found out about something bad he/she had done, would you tell your parents so that he'd get i




If you couldn't watch TV for a year, what do you think you would do with all of your extra time? Do you think you would be better off if you wa
Are you worried about what kind of place the world will be when you grow up? What worries you most and what do you think could be done
If you knew that by cheating you could win an important competition for your school and be a hero, would you? What if you were sure you w
If you could have either the ability to talk to animals or the power to see into the future, which would you want?
If you could have anyone you know as a best friend, who would you pick? Why?
If everyone in your class began teasing and picking on your best friend, and you knew that if you stayed friends everyone would start picking




If your parents didn't care whether you got good grades or not, would you be upset?
What is something you know more about than the person who gets the best grades in class?
What advice would you give to a good friend who got jealous of someone and started trying to act just like that person?

What grade would you give your teacher for her overall performance? for her patience? for her friendliness? for her handwriting?
How do you feel when you see someone who is disfigured or crippled? Could you be best friends with someone who was extremely ugly?
Why do you think the most popular kids in school are so popular?


Do you usually say what you really think or what you believe people really want to hear?


What is the best birthday party you can imagine having?
If you were riding your bicycle and ran into someone else's bike and wrecked it - but no one saw you - what would you do?
If you were told you could give a ten-minute speech to your school on any subject you chose, what would you talk about?
What things that you were afraid of a few years ago no longer disturb you?
If you were given $1,000 to use to help other people, how would you spend it?
Would you rather have more brothers and sisters than you have now or fewer? What do you think is the best size for a family? Why?


If you could have your room either clean and neat all the time or jumbled and messy, which would you prefer? Why?
What things scare you even though you know there is no reason to be afraid?
Have you ever - without telling anyone - let someone beat you at a game you could have easily won? Why?
Can you remember a time you succeeded in doing something you thought you would never be able to do? How did it feel?
Would you rather try more ambitious things knowing you might fail, or try easier things knowing you would be sure to succeed?
If you have to pick an age to be for your whole life, knowing you would stay at that age and never grow older, what age would you pick?
If you were a teacher and the kids in your class wouldn't listen to you, what would you do? What if you did that and they still wouldn't listen?
Do you think kids should not be allowed to watch certain movies and TV shows? If so, what sorts of things shouldn't they be permitted to se
If you could live someone else's life for a week - just to see what it would be like - would you want to ? If so, who would you pick and why?

When was the last time you felt completely happy? What made you feel that way?


What is your favorite daydream?


What is the rule that you most dislike either at school or at home about what you can't do or must do?
If for one day you could do absolutely anything you wanted and not get in trouble, what would you do?
If you had to pick a new first name for yourself, what would you choose? Why?

If a friend gave you a gift you didn't like, would you act as though you really did like it?




If you could set your own allowance, how much would it be? How did you decide on that amount?


If your teacher and your parents were discussing you, would you like to be able to hear what they were saying? What do you think they wou
What really gets on your nerves?


What would be the best thing that could happen to you?
What would be the worst thing that could happen to you?
What is the thing you most dislike about yourself? Do you think other people care about it as much as you do?

If you were stranded on a tiny island paradise about the size of a football field, how many people would you want with you and who would th
What things do you see people doing just to fill up time and keep themselves busy? What things do you do for that same reason?



If you were allowed to stop going to school, would you? What is the worst thing about school? What is the best thing about school?
Do you think it is fun to be a parent? What do you think is the best thing about it? What is the worst thing?
If you could offer adults tips on how to be a good parent, what would you tell them?
What is the bravest thing you have ever done?


If something happened and you had to live with someone other than your parents for six months, who would you most like to live with?
If someone really wanted to find out about you, what would you tell them?


How do you think your life would be different if you were five inches taller? Or five inches shorter?


If next year you could go to any school you chose, would you want to go somewhere different? If so, in what way do you think it would be be
If some friends of your parents served you some food you thought tasted disgusting and then asked how you liked it, what would you say? W
If you had a lot of money and could use it in any way you wanted, what would you do with it?




If by magic, you had the power to pick one person and always be able to read that person's mind, who would you pick?
What is the most important thing you have learned about life in the past few years? How did you learn it?
What is the best story you can make up about why you didn't get your homework done?
If you could choose to never again feel sad - no matter what happened - would you choose that?
Make believe that right now you have to pick the job you will have as an adult. What is the best job you can think of? What is the worst?
What about yourself are you most proud of?




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k of? What is the worst?
If I could have one wish...
A time I felt proud of myself was when...
After school I…
I don't like to…
I am happiest when…
At home I help by...
I like the way I…
I had a good laugh when...
When people get angry, they should…
I feel happy when people…
At night I like to…
I know how to…
I feel happiest when...
I don't like it when people…
Two of my favorite things are...
Animals at the zoo don't like...
I feel bad when…
Two things I like about myself are…
When I want to be alone I...
I don't like it when...
You can tell when someone likes you by…
At school I like to…
I feel important when…
When I was little I liked to play with...
I like the smell of...
I don't like to eat…
The worst meal in the world...
My favorite professional sports team is...
On weekends I...
I like going home because…
The worst thing about being a boy... The worst thing about being a girl...
One of the best things about me is…
My perfect weekend is when...
I feel silly when…
I live...
My hobbies are...
I really like…
If I could be on a TV show...
My pet...
I felt like crying when…
Of all the things I own, I like ____________________ best...
My favorite possessions are...
I was really embarrassed when...
My favorite sports are...
I hope that…
I was very happy the time that…
Two things that really bother me are…
I laugh when…
The worst movie I have ever seen...
One of the funniest moments of my life was when...
I would like to give the gift of _________________ to
I like my...
I was really scared once when…
My favorite snacks are...
I would not like to have…
I like teachers who…
Which of your favorite things do you think would be the most different from other classmates?
I wish I could change…
I'll never forget...
I like the taste of...
If I could be invisible, I would…
I always feel good when...
Someday I would like to help solve the problem of…
I like to eat…
Some people like the way I…
On Saturdays I like to…
I sometimes wonder if…
I like to give…
My favorite room at home is...
I would like to say something nice to…
I like to hear...
If I could go anywhere in the world...
School would be better if…
I look best when…
If I had $1,000,000 to spend...
I like to play…
I would not like to live without…
Which of your favorite things are you most likely to continue the rest of your life?
My favorite TV programs are...
I would like to learn how to…
I like to pretend…
I wish I could…
My favorite school subjects are...
I really like to…
When I go to the zoo I really like to see...
I am afraid to…
One thing in the world I'd change if I had the power...
I need more…
On weekends I don't like to have to...
Two things I own that are important to me are...
I once got hurt when…
I would like a magic ring that…
I'd like to invent a ...
I really dislike…
I would like someone to help me…
I'm sure glad I…
If I could be a character from a book, I'd be...
I'm pretty good at…
If I could be a sports star, I'd be...
When I grow up I…
I would like to give a present to...
I wouldn't like to lose…
I'd like to say a good thing about…
Which of your favorite things are the oldest? Which are the most recent?
The worst thing about school is...
I really wish I could...
If I could be principal for one day...
I am very good at…
If I were the teacher I would...
One of my best accomplishments...
I wish I had more time for...
If I could be a famous person, I'd be…
Someday I'd like people to remember that I...
If I could be anyone for a day, I'd be...
If I had my own airplane...
It really bothers me when…
My face has a big smile when…
It's tough being a kid because…
Which of your favorite things will most likely change 5 years from now?
I would like a great big…
A funny thing that happened in our family was…
If I had my own submarine...
If I have my own children someday, I'll be sure to…
It was hard to do it, but I finally…
If I could have any job, I'd…
The worst thing about being my age...
I wish people would stop…
If I could go any place on vacation, I'd go to...
When I was little, I was most proud of…
If I could be a movie star, I'd be...
My family likes the way I…
It's hard for me to...
I wish someone would give me a gift box containing…
If I were a teacher I'd teach…
If I won a lot of money I would...
If I could be the bus driver for one day...
I would be happier if…
My best friend is special because...
In my family I am most like...
I'm the kind of person who…
My best summer vacation was...
In my spare time I like to…
If I could do anything I wanted, I would…
My favorite color is...
The day I forgot...
My family likes to…
If my ruler was a magic wand I would...
My favorite books are...
If I could be a person from the past, I'd be...
The hardest thing I've ever done...
If I could choose to be really good at something, I'd...
The best advice I've ever received...
Sometimes I'm afraid of…
The most interesting place I ever visited…
If I could live any place in the world, I'd live...
The people who have most influenced my life...
The best thing about school is…
The thing I like to do most is...
My favorite candy is...
Tell about something you plan to be successful at someday.
The best thing that ever happened to me...
____________________ helped me by…
I'm sure glad when…
If I could be any animal, I'd be...
The most unusual thing in my home…
If I had $1,000 to spend...
The kind of people I like for friends are...
My favorite out-of-town place to go is...
The most memorable person in my life…
If I could create my very own dream world...
The silliest thing I have ever done...
My favorite after school activity is...
My favorite place to shop in Arlington is...
If I could travel anywhere, I'd go...
Which two of your favorite things would you be most willing to give up?Which would be the most difficult to give up?
If I had $100 to spend...
My favorite home-cooked meal is...
My favorite out-of-town store is...
The best thing about being my age...
If I could, I'd invent a machine that would...
The best time for me is when…
My favorite month is...
If I had a magic wand I'd use it to...
My favorite board games are...
If I could be a TV star, I'd be...
If I were older I would…
My favorite place to go on a weekend is…
The thing I'd like most to get as a present is...
Someday I'd like to...
My favorite animals are...
The most meaningful gift I've ever ever received is...
Something I do well is...
If I were the principal I would...
The funniest thing that ever happened to me...
My favorite movies are...
My favorite place in Arlington is...
If I could be teacher for one day...
My family members are...
My favorite out-of-town place to eat is...
The strangest place I've ever been…
Something at home I like very much is…
When I was little…
To improve this classroom, I would like for our class to…
The best thing I ever purchased with my own money...
Something I have worked hard to get...
If I could choose my bedtime, I'd...
In my family we like to...
Something I once did all by myself was…
Sometimes I get mad when…
If I could change this class, I'd...
My favorite place to eat in Arlington is...
If I could be any age, I' be…
The best thing about a pet is…
If I had a million dollars I would…
If I could be anyone, I'd …
If you could be an animal for two days, what animal would you be and why?
If you had to give up two of your favorite things, which would be the easiest to give up and which would be the hardest?
The most fun I have ever had was…
I'll never eat another…
I get great joy out of ...
If I suddenly had to move…
One of life's most useful objects is…
Everyone should know…
TV would be better if…
I don't understand why…
A new student to my school would need to know…
A new student to my classroom would need to know…
In my friends I look for someone who…
I would like to…
All the clocks stopped working...
Before my eyes my fingers kept getting longer and longer...
During the winter a hibernating bear dreams about...
Everyone was asleep...
I am a bird named...
I could become invisible any time I wanted to...
I could not believe my luck when...
I couldn't believe my eyes...
I couldn't stop laughing all day...
I found a magic ring that...
I was frightened when I first saw that old house...
I was running as fast as I could...
I was the biggest tree in the neighborhood...
I went to the store to buy a belt. When I put it on I became invisible!
I woke up with a start...
If dinosaurs lived today...
If giants lived today...
If I could be a bird, I'd be...
If I could be a building, I'd be...
If I could be a bumper sticker, I'd say...
If I were a bird I would…
If I were a giant I would…
If I were a school desk I would...
If I were very tiny I would...
It started out as a boring windy day...
It was all over so quickly...
It was the middle of the night...
It was up to me to crack the secret code...
Last night I woke up to see all my toys playing on the floor...
On our fishing trip at camp we were rowing the boat near shore when...
When I went round the corner…
While I was eating lunch something strange happened...
Yesterday seemed like a dream...It was a very hot day...
I found a magic stick that could make things disappear!
I found myself in a time machine...
I found out that I would be blind in only three days...
I had super-human powers (Superman, Wonder Woman, etc.)
I had this strange feeling that I was being watched...
I just invented a new toy...
I looked out the window just in time to see...
I still can't believe it happened...
I suppose you are wondering what this is all about. Well, I...
I suppose you won't believe me, but...
If I could be a car, I'd be...
If I could be a fish, I'd be...
If I could be a flower, I'd be...
If I could be a musical instrument, I'd be...
If I could be a piece of furniture, I'd be...
If I could be a tree, I'd be...
If I could be an insect, I'd be...
If I could be any color, I'd be...
If I had very long legs I would…
If I lived long ago...
On the table were a shoelace and a red crayon...
Once upon a time, long, long ago...
One sunny day I went for a walk with my dog...
The cave was right in front of me...
The day my pet started talking...
The door creaked behind me...
The forgotten island stood in the middle of the sea...
The shabby house looked scary in the moonlight...
We have a problem...
We never thought a stray puppy could cause such trouble...
I never expected that one day I'd open my closet and find...
It was quiet.... too quiet. That could only mean that...
The wind whipped around the corner, moaning and warning me that...
It was a weird thing, hairy and smelly and limp, but I loved it because...
The boy appeared at the door of the cabin, looking ...
For the most part, Grandpa was a man who liked best of all to...
Today is the day I turn myself into a new person, a person who...
Her eyes were glazed with the fever that had come to so many in the village, making her...
She was peering through the window, counting the cars that went by, searching and wondering ...
Three seconds left on the scoreboard clock -- only three seconds before...
The communicator lay silent in his hand and he realized he had lost contact with...
The horse pawed restlessly at the ground, a beast eagerly waiting for...
If time could stand still or even go backwards, I would...
It was Christmas morning, but I was not anxious to...
He didn't look like a genius; he looked more like...
If this was the truth, then the truth was wrong because...
The day began with a green sky, the three moons circling above were a strange orange, and on the horizon was a...
This was it. The moment I had dreaded for two weeks. The moment when...
It's hard to know what a computer will do when you plug it in during a thunderstorm....
Something brushed up against my foot and my surprise turned to horror as I looked down and saw...
Late one night the neighbor knocked on the front door and asked...
He was afraid but he called upon all the courage he had as...
Goats, sheep, and chickens belong on the farm, not in the middle of...
The castle stood at the top of the hill, close enough to see that in a high window stood...
It was my best friend's deepest secret and it would be a hard one to keep...
She was a funny old lady, but I knew she had come to tell me...
It's lost! What could I do now that…
The waves crashed across the sand and I knew...
The spaceship began to tumble out of control and there was only one person to save the mission...
It was obviously going to be an unusual day when my mom came into my bedroom and said...

				
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