Elocution Topics for Kids

Topic Ideas for Children's Speeches

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These elocution topics for kids are provided as a starting point to help you select a suitable speech topic for your a child.

Before making a final decision do involve the person who is actually going to do the speaking - the child!

The best results come when the topic chosen is closely aligned with personal interests, passions and is 'age-appropriate'. It's hard to be genuinely enthusiastic about, or in some instances even understand, a topic that's been foisted on you - even if it was done for the best of reasons.

Elocution Topics for Kids:
Why I am glad not to be ...

Use the sentence starter 'Why I am glad not to be ...' as a prompt to provide your own endings to complete the sentence.

Here are some ideas to get you going. However do try grabbing a piece of paper and a pen to begin generating your own. Write them down quickly without over thinking or evaluating your responses. Best of all do it with your child. You can sort them out later, discarding those that don't fit and keeping the ones with potential.

Use the rest of the headings on the page in the same way. And please note, they are all to be taken from the child's perspective.

  • living in the 19th century
  • a girl/boy
  • an only child
  • a famous person
  • blind/deaf/disabled
  • an insect/animal/fish/plant
  • on another planet
  • singing instead of speaking
  • in XXX {insert the name of a city, town, area or country}
  • rich/poor

Elocution Topics for Kids:
I wish grownups would ...

  • remember what it was like when they were young
  • explain the reasons for telling me to do what they want
  • tell me more stories about themselves
  • stop being so serious
  • find more time to relax and play with me
  • help me understand why some things are the way they are
  • stop worrying about whether my face is clean and my shirt is tucked in
  • teach me the stuff I really want to know
  • invent a way to go back in time
  • explain why it is important to do things you don't really want to

Elocution Topics for Kids:
What I would change if I could and why ...

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speech topics for children

  • racial disharmony
  • poverty
  • discrimination against women, caste or class differences
  • unequal educational opportunities
  • cultural misunderstanding
  • child labour
  • a historical event
  • the flow of time
  • my bed time
  • the law of gravity

Elocution Topics for Kids:
I'm Inspired by ... because ...

  • my mother/father or any other family member
  • a present day hero from any area: sports, culture, philosophy, arts (film, dance, theatre, music, painter etc) medicine or any other branch of science, law, government, local ...
  • a latter day or historical hero from any area (as above)
  • a fictional or mythic hero from literature, film, TV or cultural tradition
  • nature - the seasons, mountains, deserts,rocks, caves, stars, solar system, rainbows, rivers, animals, birds, plants, flowers ...
  • art, film, TV, social media, the computer, music, sports of any sort, my hobby, my pet ...
  • humour - cartoons, clowns, jokes, pranks, a funny TV show or film, a comedian
  • an inventor or invention - the car, airplane, internet, electricity, telephone, a vaccine ...
  • movement of the wind, dancers, gymnastics, sea, rivers, cars, birds, runners ...
  • colour - red, blue, green, orange, yellow, purple, white, black ...

Elocution Topics for Kids:
What does it mean to be ...?

  • me
  • Indian, Hindu, Maori, English, American ...
  • loyal
  • a friend
  • proud
  • kind
  • courageous
  • a good student
  • a daughter/son
  • happy

Elocution Topics for Kids:
In my family ...

  • birthdays are celebrated by ...
  • my father is king
  • the festival of XXX {insert the name of the festival} is important
  • breakfast is a rush because ...
  • we spend holidays doing ...
  • we are encouraged to ...
  • we never argue (much) ...
  • we play XXX {insert the name of the game} together
  • we frequently/always go to XXX {insert the name of the place}
  • my mother/grandmother/older sister/aunt always says ...

Elocution Topics for Kids:
I'm fascinated by ...

  • extra-sensory perception
  • the way wedding traditions are different all over the world
  • the speed a fast bowler can achieve
  • the way some animals change their colour to blend with their surroundings
  • thunderstorms and lightning
  • how chocolate is made
  • how weather is predicted
  • the skills of master craftsmen
  • language and why it's different depending on where you come from
  • how things are designed and made like cars, bicycles, mobile phones ...

Elocution Topics for Kids:
What these sayings tell us about life is ...

  • A one eyed man is king amongst blind men
  • A cat in a cage becomes a lion
  • Empty vessels make the most noise
  • An idle brain is the devil's workshop
  • Barking dogs seldom bite
  • Fall down seven times, stand up eight
  • Once bitten, twice shy
  • Out of acorns grow mighty oaks
  • A rising tide lifts all boats
  • A book is a like a garden carried in a pocket

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