I love the idea of interviewing kids—they often say the funniest things! I think it’s even sweeter to do it each year around their birthday, taking note of a few of that year’s favourite things (book, movie, breakfast food), not to mention important thoughts on friends, food, and family vacations.
While I didn’t start this yearly birthday keepsake with my older boys, I fully intend on doing it with my youngest son. I think sometime around age three is a good place to start, although you can certainly begin the tradition whenever it suits you. If you keep a baby book on hand, or a box where you place special mementos, print off the questionnaire, ask the questions, attach a current photo of your child and put it away until the following year when you repeat the activity and read through the previous year’s answers (you will love them—I promise).
Here is a list of possible questions for your questionnaire, but feel free to get creative and include a few of your own, if desired.
- My full name is:
- I like to be called:
- I am _____________ years old.
- My favourite food is:
- My favourite book is:
- My favourite movie is:
- If I could change my name it would be:
- When I grow up I want to become a:
- When I was little I used to:
- My best friend is:
- The snack I would eat every day if I could is:
- My best memory is:
- My favourite breakfast food is:
- I want to go on vacation to:
- My favourite toy is:
- My favourite game is:
- My favourite colour is:
- My shoe size is:
- My favourite thing to wear is:
- I like my house because:
- My signature looks like:
Tell us, do you do anything special to document your children’s childhood?