20 questions to ask children about ghosts

Dan Cat on his go to ghost questions”:

Sometimes I find myself in a situation where I need to talk to a child. For some people talking to kids comes naturally, I am not one of those people. My usual gambit is to ask them what they’re interested in and taking it from there. But sometimes that just doesn’t work, they’re not interested in anything, or they’re not interested in sharing it, or they’re too intimidated by my beard to say anything.

When that happens I fall back on my ghost questions.

This sounds like a pretty fun way to engage kids. The questions lead them to a bit of world building, right? Letting them make up their own rules about ghosts.

FWIW: Number 15 is the best: If a fish died in a fish bowl, and then the fish bowl is moved, does the fish ghost haunt the area where the fish bowl was even if there isn’t any water?”

The fish would haunt the fish bowl, obviously.

October 13, 2015 · kids · ghosts


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