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Speech and Debate Topics for Kids

Speech and debate instills confidence on kids and it enables them to become good communicators. You know good communicators rule the world. So develop your language skills especially speaking skills. Public speaking activities provide an opportunity for kids to develop creative thinking, conduct research and analysis and get up-to-date on latest news.

Parents always wish to make their kids speaks up before an audience or a group of people. By finding out some interesting speech topics, you can encourage your kids to explore and exhibit their oratory skills. There are wide categories of speech topics available for kids including informative, demonstrative, and persuasive speech topics. You can choose from topics such as arts and culture, animals / birds, hobbies or interests, social issues, fun topics and sports and games.

Before choosing the topic it is important to take into account the occasion of the speech as well as the age and ability of your kid. If there is an event or a specific celebration in school, the speech topic you select should be related to the significance of that specific event. If your kid is going to participate for a speech competition, you should provide a set of topics to choose from. Start speech with good and relevant short stories. Use appropriate quotes to make the speech more attractive. In such cases, choose the right topic based on the occasion and the type of listeners you have.

Here are some interesting speech topic ideas for your kids:

  • First day experience at school
  • My favorite trip
  • My dream or future ambitions
  • Good manners
  • Favorite book or character
  • Significance of cultural festivals / my favorite festival
  • Best summer sport
  • My favorite food
  • Table manners
  • Healthy food
  • Nature conservation
  • Favorite pet
  • Environmental problems
  • About stars




Debates are considered as one of the most efficient teaching tools for kids as it increases the depth of knowledge and also improves their self-esteem and confidence. In a debate, a discussion is taking place between two people or team, with different viewpoints. To make a good debate, it is important to keep the audience who get involved and get final decision.

When it comes to choose a debate topic, children need to research on various topics and practice well for their public speaking. From casual school debates and in extremely competitive debates, children have to follow a debate format. Here are some interesting debate topics which you can choose for your kid’s next school competition:

  • School uniforms are good or bad
  • Homework is good for students
  • Bottled water is harmful
  • Mobile phones in school should be banned
  • Vegetarian food is better than non-vegetarian food
  • Aliens are not real
  • Junk food eating is not good
  • Life exists after death
  • Video games are not good for children
  • Social media and students
  • Grading system should be abolished in schools
  • Smoking should be banned

A good debate topic can be anything from informative, social, economical, funny or political. For any debates to be effective, they should include the advantages and disadvantages of different issues. While choosing a debate topic it is important to keep in mind the maturity and understanding level of your kid and should be interesting to the targeted audience.

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