All about me: annual interview questions for kids

I take a lot of pictures of my kids. And I mean A LOT.  I always have a camera with me, and I was super happy when the smartphone came along, so then I had a phone AND a camera all-in-one!  My kids know that no matter the occasion, no matter we go, pictures are going to happen  It’s just how it is.  But what I love just as much as photos are their little words–the funny things they say, what they think about, and how they view the world.  Years ago, I started doing an annual interview with my kids, and it’s seriously my favorite thing EVER.  At first it was on paper only, but now I do video too.  We have a family blog that I update regularly and get printed every year, so I keep it in print in our blog book, and then I have the digital version as well.  I do the interviews on their birthdays, but the beginning of each year is a really great time too!

All About Me Interview Questions for Kids |

I like to ask the same questions from year-to-year for the most part, because the comparison is just too fun. I will add new ones in occasionally, but then I’ll just keep them on the list for every year after that.  Personally, I don’t like to have too many questions, because my kids usually start to lose interest after awhile, and I can tell after a certain amount of questions, they’re ready to go and play–especially the younger ones. I do like to ask follow-up questions, depending on what they say,  and that has provided some of the funniest and most endearing answers.

I created this fun printable that, and you can either use it as a question guide, or print it out to write on.  If you do write on it, you can always scan it in to your computer after it’s finished, then upload it to a blog as a picture.  It would also be fun to have a book just for these interviews–perhaps a binder, divided into sections by child, or by year. Slide the pages into page protectors, and then you’ve got a really fun book that all of you will love to look back at!

Here are a few of my favorite snippets from my girls (now 8)–it seriously cracks me up!

All About Me: Annual Interview Questions for Kids |

{Kate, age 6}

Are you going to get married one day?


To whom?

I don’t know yet.

How many kids are you going to have?


What will their names be?


All of them?


What will your job be when you grow up?

A firefighter

What do they do?

They put out fires.

Who are your friends?

Gabi, Kimberly, Tegan, Kate S., Macy, Dylan, Josie, Emma, Ryan L., Brookyln, Addison, Alex, Abby, Maggie, Ceci, Emma L.

What do you like to do together?

Play at the park and talk a lot

What are the things you love to do the most?

Play at the park, run, jump, climb, ride my bike,

What are your favorite colors?

Pink & purple

What’s the food you love the most?


What you’re favorite thing to do with Mom?

Go to the store, go running

and Dad?

Helping him plant the garden

What do you like most about school?

Reading stories, gym, Spanish

What do you you like best about yourself?

My long hair, that Mommy & Daddy love me, and how fast I am


 {Emma, age 6}

Are you going to get married one day?


To whom?

I don’t know yet.

How many kids are you going to have?

Let me think.  How about 5? 

What will their names be?

Kate, Emma, Jack, Henry, and Ryan 

What’s your job going to be when you grow up?

Can I be a Mom?  Yeah, I pick that one.  But I still know 2+2. No matter what, I know what 2+2 is.

What do moms do?

Protect their kids. They keep their kids safe, and they make sure everyone has fun in the house.  That’s one important thing…you have to make sure everyone has fun.  They make dinner.  They also make lunch and breakfast. And they do laundry.

Who are your friends?

Tegan, Kimberly, Dylan, Kate, Brooklyn, Jack, HenryGabi

What do you like to do together?

Play with them at the park, have play datesplay with Barbies

What do you love to do the most? 

Read, play on the computer, ballet, color

What’s your favorite color?

Pink & purple.  Blue and greentoo.

What food do you like the best?

Popsicles, ice cream, ice cream cones, cake

What’s your favorite thing to do with Mom?

Give hugs and go shopping.

What’s your favorite thing to do with Dad?

Go out to eat.

What do you best about school?

Riding on the bus, playing, and work stations.

What’s your favorite thing about yourself?

That I can read, and I’m smart. I know what lots of things equal.  And I have pretty hair.


and just one more tiny snippet, because I can’t help it–I LOVE it!

{Kate, age 4}

Are you going to get married? 

Yes, but I’m not going to kiss a boy on the lips. I am not doing that. I will kiss him on the cheek.

How many kids are you going to have?

2–one girl, and one boy

one brother with a tiny head and
one sister, named Elizabeth Carn

What’s going to be your job when you grow up? 

Mopping the floor and cleaning the kitchen.

Anything else? 

I’m going to be a girl doctor.


 Could you just die?  I’m holding her to the whole “not kissing a boy on the lips” comment.  Until she’s 30. At least.


All About Me Interview Questions (PDF)

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