30+ Conversation Starters for eMentors

Asking questions is an important way for mentors to learn more about their mentees. Building a strong relationship is crucial, and showing interest in your mentee’s life and opinions is a great way to get started. Remember, any new relationship may feel awkward at first, and mentorship is no exception to that! Here are over 30 suggestions for questions that you can ask your mentees:

What is your favorite thing to do?
What places have you visited or would like to visit?
What are your favorite hobbies and interests?
What is your favorite animal and why?
What is your morning and/or evening routine?
What is something interesting to you that you are learning about?
Who are your family members?
What sport do you like to play and how often do you play or practice it?
What is a favorite family ritual or tradition?
What are three things you are grateful for right now?
What pets, if any, do you have? What do you like about your pets?
What do you like to do in the area that you live?
What are your favorite foods?
What is your favorite book or movie character?
What is your favorite part of your home?
What are your favorite outdoor and indoor activities?
What is something kind you did for someone recently?
What famous person would you like to meet?
What you something that you are proud of?
What is your favorite board game or card game?
Do you have an invention idea?
What is your favorite season?
What is your favorite color and how does it make you feel?
What are books or movies that you love or are currently enjoying?
What music or singers do you like?
What fun or interesting information can you share since your last letter?
What fun or amazing thing has happened to you recently?
What is your biggest dream (e.g. What do you want to be when you grow up?)
What musical instrument do you play or would you like to play?
What one thing could you east every day?
What is one thing that you would not want to live without?
What is your dream vacation place
What do you love learning about?
What would your superpower be and why?
What are your favorite songs to listen to?
What was the best thing that happened this week and why?
What was the worst and why?
Who or what is the most important influence in your life?