Snag this master list of birthday questions for kids, or use my free printable birthday interview questions. They’re a fun keepsake to add to your child’s memory box or binder, and you’ll love looking back on these memories in the future! A cute and easy birthday activity for kids you can use year after year!
There’s a certain phase in a child’s life where they’re very particular about what they want to play with, but it’s also like pulling teeth to find out what those things are. So far, I’ve determined that age range to be from ages 4 to 12 – I’m still collecting data.
One year, my younger daughter asked for fairy wings that actually made her fly. Do you see why it’s so difficult to nail down the perfect birthday gift? Pretty sure those were out of stock at Target that year.
So, since “All About Me” interview printables are in right now and you probably don’t have magical powers, I created these super cute and fun birthday questions for kids of all ages. No fairy dust required.
These free birthday interview question printables are the perfect keepsake to add to your child’s memory binder or box, and they’re a great way to de-stress the whole birthday shopping experience. I’ve also included a master list of birthday questions for kids that you can pull from every year to keep things interesting!
What is a Birthday Interview?
A birthday interview is a fun tradition to start with your kids. It involves asking them a series of questions, and recording their answers on a video or a printable birthday interview questionnaire (like the one that I have for you below!). You can vary the questions each year as your kids get older, or ask the same birthday questions year after year to see how their answers change as they grow up.
If you’re going to be using a printable birthday questions PDF, then it’s also fun to see how your child’s penmanship changes through the years. You can include a space for your kids to sign their name, and attach a photo of your child to the printable as well. Or, if you don’t print out your photos very frequently, have your kids draw a picture of themselves instead.
This fun birthday activity is a great sentimental keepsake, and it’s fun to go back and re-visit your child’s answers! Like how your daughter wanted to be an astronaut on her 4th birthday, but on her 13th birthday she wanted to be a forensic anthropologist. Talk about a career change!
Birthday Interview Questions for Kids
Use these free printable birthday questions for kids year after year to learn more about each child’s interests, hobbies, and personality as they grow. They’re a fun way to see how much your child has changed, and they might even laugh (or cringe) at how obsessed they were with a particular toy or topic the previous year. Spice Girls, anyone?
Here’s the information that’s included on each printable Birthday Interview Questionnaire:
- Favorite color
- Favorite food
- Favorite fruit
- Favorite drink
- Favorite song
- Favorite book
- Favorite movie
- Favorite TV show
- Favorite animal
- Favorite hobby
- Where is your favorite place to go?
- What are you really really good at?
- What makes you happy?
- Who is your best friend?
- What do you want to be when you grow up?
Birthday Questions for Toddlers and Younger Kids
If you’re going to be doing a birthday interview for your younger kids, you may want to stick with some easier questions. Two year olds may not understand the concept of creating your own holiday or picking out a favorite vacation destination.
Here are some awesome birthday questions for your toddlers… and be prepared for a good chuckle when you hear some of their answers!
- What is your full name?
- What day is your birthday?
- How old are you turning?
- What color is your hair?
- What color are your eyes?
- How old is your Mommy right now?
- How old is your Daddy right now?
- What do you want to be when you grow up?
- What is your favorite toy to play with?
- What is your favorite color?
- What is your favorite food?
- What is your favorite song? If you’re doing a birthday interview video on your phone, you can also ask your child to sing their favorite song to you.
- Who is your best friend?
- What do you like best about yourself?
- What do you like best about your birthday?
Birthday Questions to Ask Teens and Older Kids
- If you could have any pet, what would it be?
- What is your favorite thing to do?
- What is your favorite thing to eat?
- If you had three wishes, what would they be?
- If you could invent anything, what would it be?
- What makes you laugh?
- What is the biggest challenge that you overcame this past year?
- What makes your family special?
- If you had a million dollars, how would you spend it?
- What’s the funniest joke you’ve ever heard?
- What is one thing that’s on your bucket list for this upcoming year?
- What is your favorite subject in school?
- What do you like best about school?
- What is the most interesting or most helpful thing that you learned this past year?
- What is your least favorite thing about school?
- What do you and your friends like to talk about?
- What are you thankful for?
- Which holiday is your favorite? Why?
- Who is your best friend? What makes them a great friend?
- If you could have one superpower, what would it be?
- What kind of music do you like to listen to?
- If you could make one change or do something different for this upcoming year, what would it be?
- Which season of the year is your favorite?
- What is the best thing that happened this past year?
- If you could have one wish and it would come true, what would it be?
- Who is your biggest hero?
- Who is your favorite person in the whole wide world?
- What is your favorite thing about yourself?
- What are three things you want to do before your next birthday?
- If you were the president for one day, what would you do?
- If you could change your name, what would you change it to?
- If you could travel back in time, where would you go? And when?
- What song makes you want to dance?
- What is something you’ve done that you’re proud of?
- What is your favorite way to spend your birthday?
Additional Birthday Questions for Kids
- What is your favorite thing to do with Mom?
- What is your favorite thing to do with Dad?
- What is your favorite thing to do with your brother/sister?
- What things do you like to collect?
- If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?
- If you could create a magical animal, what would it look like? What could it do?
- What’s the yuckiest thing you have ever seen?
- What is your favorite song?
- What is your favorite kind of weather?
- Who is your favorite superhero? Why?
- What is your favorite thing to do outside?
- What do you like best about your home?
- What’s your favorite breakfast food?
- What kinds of clothes do you like the most?
- What is your favorite outfit? You could also take a picture of your child in his/her favorite outfit to add to your memory box.
- What song do you love?
- Which sport do you like to play the most?
- If we could go anywhere on vacation, where would you like to go?
- What is your favorite animal to see at the zoo?
- What does Mommy do best?
- What is your daddy really really good at?
- What is your favorite snack to eat at the movies?
- What makes you sad/angry?
- If you could do something to help someone else, what would it be?
- What are you looking forward to this year?
- What is your favorite memory?
- What is the best thing about turning ___?
- What is your favorite thing to do with your family?
- Which sense could you not live without: sight, smell, hearing, touch, or taste?
- Who is your favorite movie character?
- Who is your favorite book character?
- What country would you love to visit?
- What do mom and dad like to do for fun?
- If our dog/cat/any pet could talk, what would they say?
- If you could invent your own holiday, what would it be?
- What games do you like to play with your family?
Ideas for Using the Birthday Questions
As your child gets older, it might become more challenging to get them hyped up for a birthday questions interview. So, how do you amp up the excitement when they’re just “too cool for school”?
Here are a few awesome ideas to take your birthday interview experience to the next level and still make it fun for everyone:
Create a Birthday Vision Board
If your child is more artistic and visually oriented, why not try a birthday vision board? You can help them do this on a large piece of poster board, or they can create a digital version using something like Canva (it’s free!).
They can draw pictures, use paint, or cut out pictures from magazines to create a unique birthday interest vision board. This would be a fun activity for a weekend afternoon, where you can give them the list of questions, and they can draw, paint, and design their answers.
Pair the Birthday Interview with a Breakfast/Lunch Date
As kids get older, it gets harder to pry this kind of information out of them. Especially once they hit the tween-age years. That’s why I recommend carving out some quality one-on-one time with your child by taking them out to breakfast or lunch at their favorite place. A well-timed jelly donut can do wonders in the enthusiasm department, especially when it comes to getting grilled about their birthday!
I’ve discovered that it doesn’t really matter what your child’s age is – they’ll always want some extra mother-daughter or mother-son time. This is the perfect excuse to make it happen, and all you need is a birthday questions PDF, an hour, and a few caramel lattes.
Record Your Birthday Questions in Video Format
For better or worse, many parents keep their entire lives in a digital file. So, why not record your child’s birthday interview each year? You can keep all the videos in one Google Drive file and have them forever!
If you’re really creative and your child cooperates, you could even set it up like a news interview or as if you’re interviewing a movie star. Just have a list of questions ready, hit “Record” on your phone’s video camera, and you’re all set!
And, if you’re one of those parents who has no issues with shamelessly embarrassing your future high school graduate, these videos would be the perfect way to show your child just how much you love them. Good times will be had by all!
Put the Birthday Interview Questionnaire in a Memory Box or Binder
If you’ve already created a memory box or binder for your child, these birthday questions will make a super cute addition. Just add them to the correct year’s folder or section. Easy peasy and they make a great keepsake!
If you haven’t created a memory box yet but would like to, it’s inexpensive and easy to set up. All you need is a filing box and some hanging file folders. You can separate by age or grade level and keep everything nice and organized.
Here are some other items you can put in your child’s memory box (other than these adorable birthday questionnaire worksheets, of course!).
- School photos
- First and last day of school photos you take of your kids – Grab the free printable first day of school signs in the photo above here!
- Honor Roll certificates or other school awards
- School play or concert pamphlets
- Standardized testing scores
- Additional keepsakes, such as handmade holiday gifts, etc.
Free Printable Birthday Interview Questionnaire
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Other Questions to Ask Kids
If you’re looking for other fun ways to connect with your kids, then asking them questions is a great idea! Here are some other fun question ideas that you can use on road trips or as dinner table conversation starters:
I hope you and your child have fun with these printable birthday questions for kids! And I hope that you both enjoy the process as much as the end result! They’re a great way to spend quality time together and learn more about what makes each child special.
If you’re looking for more ways to make your child’s birthday awesome, check out these 100 of the Best Birthday Freebies! Or go here to see how to make a custom birthday banner with printable letter pennants!