Use these free printable first day of school interview worksheets to create your own school memory boxes for your kids! Just print the free questionnaire and have your kids fill it in as a fun keepsake. Super cute “All about me” first day of school printables!
Kids grow up so fast. It seems like just yesterday I was dropping my oldest daughter off at Kindergarten, and now she’s about to be in 8th grade! And, not to age myself, but these fun “All About Me” first and last day of school interviews weren’t really a thing back when she was in Kindergarten. So I didn’t start this easy back to school tradition until recently… but I totally wish that I had done it earlier so that I had a full and complete school memory box!
So learn from my mistakes.
If you want to start a fun binder of your kids school keepsakes like Honor Roll certificates, important test grades, artwork, and these First Day of School printable interviews, do it now! Just grab a clear plastic filing tote box or even a 3 ring binder and some tab dividers and start this fun keepsake idea with your kids!
And then check out this post for some free printable Last Day of School Interview PDFs, too!
Here are some super cute All About Me first day of school printables to help you! And you can even go ahead and print all of the years, pre-K through 12th grade, so you have them ready to go at the beginning of each school year!
First Day of School Interview Questions to Ask Kids
These free printable first day of school interview worksheets have some awesome questions for kids to answer each year. And the fun part of this first day of school tradition is that you can go back through each previous year and see how your kids’ answers have changed!
Here’s the information that is included on each First Day of School printable questionnaire:
- Date of the first day of school
- School name
- Shoe size
- “This is Me” box for you to attach a current picture
- Favorite subject
- Favorite TV show
- Favorite movie
- Favorite book
- Favorite song
- Favorite food
- Favorite activity
- Favorite color
- “My signature” box for your child to write or sign his/her name
- When I grow up I want to be…
- I’m really good at…
- I want to learn…
- Two words to describe me…
- I’m nervous about…
- I’m excited about this grade because…
Ideas for Using First and Last Day of School Interviews
So, how do you get your kids to participate in this fun first day of school interview, even as they get older and they don’t want to participate in anything that you deem “fun”? Here are some awesome ideas for conducting school interviews for kids each year to memorialize their school days:
Create a School Memory Box
Making a school memory box for each of your kids is a great way to keep all of their important and sentimental school papers organized (and to help with all of the paper clutter that comes home from school!).
Simply get a filing box, grab some hanging file folders, and use the folders to separate your kids’ school papers by grade level! Super easy and a great keepsake!
And you can use the matching First and Last Day of School All About Me questionnaires that are available in my FREEBIES library! Put these cute printable school interviews in the front of each grade level file folder!
Here are some other items that you can include in your school memory boxes, besides of course these super cute free printable school questionnaire worksheets:
- official school photos
- first and last day of school photos that you take of your kids
- Honor Roll certificates or other awards
- programs from school plays or concerts
- standardized testing scores
- other keepsakes like Mother’s Day or Father’s Day art they make during school
“Sweeten” the Interview with a Breakfast Date
Sometimes it takes a little coaxing in the form of a donut breakfast date or a morning Starbucks run to get your kids to really open up to you… especially as they get older.
So if your older kids are less than enthusiastic about an annual school interview, then why not turn it into a fun mother-daughter or mother-son tradition on the first day of school? Just grab the school interview PDF and head out for breakfast with your kids. Then, have them answer the questions over a mocha latte or a chocolate cream-filled donut!
Make a School Memories Binder for Each Child
If you don’t have the extra room to store a filing box for each of your kids but you still love the idea of a school memory box, then you can create the same memory keeping system using a 3 ring binder instead!
Just grab a large binder for each child (I would recommend at least a 3″ binder) and some tabbed dividers. Label the tabbed dividers with each grade level. Then, as your kids bring home papers, photos, or artwork that you want to keep, use a hole punch to organize them in the binder.
And you can use start each tabbed yearly section with the First Day of School interview printable and end it with the Last Day of School interview!
Video Your First Day of School Interview
Like the interview idea but more of a digital file person? Then why not record your child answering the interview questions each year instead!
You can use the questions that I have listed above or come up with your own questions to ask. Then, just hit “Record” on your phone’s video camera and you’ve got an instant digital memory! You could even compile the videos into one epic (and probably embarrassing) video to play at your child’s high school graduation party. Talk about a good time!
Free Printable First Day of School Interview Worksheets
Want to grab these free first day of school interview printables (and the last day of school interviews to match)? These super cute questionnaires are available in my FREEBIES library! When you join my free email newsletter, you’ll get access to the entire library of free printables as a gift!
The FREE printables library currently has over 60 printable resources for kids, marriage, holidays, and home management! Just enter your name and email in the form below and check your email inbox for these super cute First and Last Day of School printables!
I hope you enjoy these free printable first and last day of school interview PDF worksheets! And I hope you and your kids have a great time putting together your school memory box or binder full of their school keepsakes!
If you want even more options for last day of school interviews, then check out this post for some Last Day of School Reflection printables: Last Day of School Interview for Kids – Free Printable Questionnaire
And check out Real Simple for 15 Fun Back to School traditions that your kids will love!
Comments & Reviews
I’m having the same issue where I can’t seem to find the link to download the first day of school interview sheets! I’ve subscribed to your email list for the freebies library and when I search for the sheets it keeps taking me to this blog post without a downloadable link! What am I doing wrong??
Hi Alexis! Thanks so much for reaching out! I just clicked the link in the Freebies Library for the first and last day of school interviews (last printable download in the Parenting and Kids Activities section of the library), and it opened the file right up for me… Not sure what’s going on, but I’ll just go ahead and email you the link directly. 🙂
I can’t find a way to download these first day of school templates. I signed up for email list and spent some time going over the page. Still can’t find the link to ‘get’ the PDFs. I was able to easily get the last day ones but still can’t figure out how to get the first day ones.. help!?!? Thanks!
Hi Kristina! Thanks so much for reaching out! The school interviews are in the Freebies library under the “Parenting and Kids’ Activities” section… they’re the last free printable listed in that section. But I’ll go ahead and email them to you directly so you don’t have to search for them. Have a great day! 🙂
Karen Wiebe says
These look fantastic!