In almost every school, students are given a chance to speak their minds on various topics by way of elocution contests. Similar to argumentative speeches, a persuasive speech requires the speaker to convince the audience that you have a believable argument about a topic.
Parents take immense pride when their children get out of their comfort zone and are able to express their feelings and thoughts to the audience.
In almost every school, students are given a chance to speak their minds on various topics by way of elocution contests. To be successful in delivering speeches, there are two things that every speaker needs to keep in mind:
- Finding a topic you can research on properly.
- Preparing for the speech through research, facts, and delivery.
If you are a parent or a teacher who is in search of some interesting persuasive speech topics for kids, the rule of thumb is to keep them as simple as possible. The topics should be such that they revolve around the things, events, situations, and people the children come across, see, or talk about in their daily lives. This will help them in generating some good content as well as talking about them in a persuasive tone.
Topics to Choose From
A persuasive speech is very different from normal speech. It is delivered in such a way that the listener is actually convinced about the viewpoint of the speaker.
Do Video games promote violence among children?
Are chat rooms safe for children?
Should the content on the Internet be censored before kids go through it?
Kids under 15 shouldn’t have Facebook pages.
Should teenagers be allowed to purchase aggressive video games?
Should the results of exam be used to label students as intelligent, average and below average?
Why should cell phones be allowed/not allowed in schools?
Should children be sent to boarding schools?
Should uniforms be made compulsory in schools?
Is education important?
What would happen if all the teachers in the school take leave for one day?
Should homework be given to children?
Why do I feel shy talking to girls in my class?
What if there were separate classrooms for boys and girls? Would that be more suitable?
Should couples get married before having children?
Safety is more important than privacy.
Should animals be kept in a zoo?
Recycling: How will it help our future?
Why are Harry Potter books so famous among children and adults?
Is the growing obesity among American children related to their fast food consumption?
We should all grow our own vegetables.
Yearly driving tests should be mandatory for the first five years after getting a license.
Smokers should pay a health tax.
Spam mail should be outlawed.
Is it all right to hold parents responsible for the actions of their children?
Single parenting – Is it good or bad for children?
Why do I have to drink milk everyday?
Who is stronger – Superman, Batman, or Spider-Man?
The advantages and disadvantages of obeying my mother.
Should the school authorities search student lockers from time to time?
Should there be a longer time for recess?
What would I do if I did not have to go to school?
How do I convince my mother to let me eat ice cream everyday?
What would I do if I am all grown up today?
What would happen if I get a chance to spend a day with Santa Claus?
What if I become a Hollywood star when I grow up?
Why my dog is the silliest creature on earth?
The five most popular television shows among children in my school.
Snow days are great for family quality time.
Children should be required to read more.
While preparing for these convincing speech topics, the parents and teachers should let the children give as much input as they can on the various issues. As an adult, you can help them while they are preparing arguments for or against any topic by educating them on various ways to research a topic. Help them in structuring their speech as well as in its delivery. However, make sure that in the end the speech is all about the child’s thoughts, feelings, and expression.