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100 Birthday Questions for Kids + Free Printable Birthday Interview

Wondering how to celebrate your child’s birthday in a memorable way? These birthday questions for kids are a creative way to help you record and document the evolving thoughts and personalities of your kids each year on their birthday.

Use my free printable birthday interview questionnaire to create your own birthday interview binder or simply have a little fun asking your kids these fun questions, with interview questions to suit kids of different ages too.

Starting A New Birthday Tradition

Printable birthday questionnaires for kids on pink background with party decorations.

A kid’s birthday interview is a simple yet fun birthday tradition you can start with each of your children (even if you’ve never done one before). It’s never too late to start!

We love traditions with our kids because it just adds a little something extra to an already special day. They look forward to the traditions we have created for birthdays, the first day of school, Easter and Christmas. And I do too. Especially when it comes to hearing how their interests and personalities change over time.

The questions can be as quirky or serious as you like, and the answers are always fascinating.

This tradition provides a wonderful opportunity to track the evolution of your child’s favourites and aspirations. It can be pretty crazy how much these things can change in just one year!

And the best part? You can document all of this with printable birthday interview questions or by putting together your own record of their answers! It’s a fun, memorable addition to your child’s birthday party or celebration.

Kids birthday interview printable on blue background with party decorations.



Birthday Questions For Kids

Use this collection of birthday interview questions, specifically designed to encapsulate your child’s unique thoughts, interests, and dreams at every life stage.

The questions have been sorted into categories to suit different age groups. Choose the questions you want to ask to get a snapshot into your child’s world at that point in time.

Birthday Interview Questions For Younger Kids & Toddlers

For younger children and toddlers, maintaining simplicity and fun in the questions is best. Keep the questions simple and fun and don’t ask so many that you leave them feeling overwhelmed!

Some of the most obvious birthday questions can result in hilarious responses, such as asking your tiny person their middle name, only to end up with a completely made-up name.

  • What is your full name?
  • How old are you?
  • What is your favourite colour?
  • What is your favourite toy to play with?
  • What do you love to eat the most?
  • What is your favourite book?
  • What makes you happy?
  • What do you want to be when you grow up?
  • What is your favourite thing to do outside?
  • How old is mummy?
  • How old is daddy?
  • What is your favourite song?
  • What colour is your hair?
  • What colour are your eyes?
  • What do you love about your birthday?
  • What are you good at?
  • Who is your favourite person?
  • What TV show do you love?
  • What is your favourite fruit?
  • How tall are you?
  • What is your favourite animal?

Birthday Interview Questions For Older Kids

As children age, their thoughts and interests naturally develop more complexity. This is the time to delve deeper with your birthday interview questions. Ask them about their favourite hobbies, aspirations for the future, and things they are loving right now.

You may find some stay the same for a few years, while others are passing phases that are gone in the blink of an eye.

  • What grade are you in?
  • What is your favourite subject at school?
  • Who is your teacher this year?
  • What is your favourite colour?
  • What is your favourite food?
  • What is your favourite animal?
  • What is your favourite movie?
  • What is your favourite TV series?
  • What is your favourite game?
  • What do you like to do when you are at home?
  • Where is your favourite place?
  • Where do you like to go on vacation?
  • Who is your best friend?
  • What is something you are really good at?
  • What are your favourite hobbies?
  • What is your favourite book or book series?
  • What is your favourite band or artist?
  • What is your favourite thing to drink?
  • What do you like to have for breakfast?
  • What do you want to be when you grow up?
  • Where is somewhere you would like to go on holiday?
  • What do you like best about your birthday?
  • What is your favourite outfit?
  • What are your favourite pair of shoes?
  • What is your favourite memory since your last birthday?
  • What is one thing you want to do before your next birthday?
  • What is a skill you want to learn?
  • Do you like school? Why/why not?
  • What is something that always makes you laugh?
  • What is something you did recently that made you proud?
  • Would you rather be invisible or be able to fly?
  • Who is your favourite superhero?
  • What animal do you wish you had as a pet?
  • What are 3 things you are grateful for?
  • How would you spend a million dollars?
  • What is the funniest joke you know?
  • Who is your hero?
  • Who is someone you wish you could meet?
  • Who is your favourite celebrity?
  • What do you love best about your family?
  • If you could invent something, what would it do?
  • How do you like to spend your school lunch breaks?
  • What is your favourite dessert or treat?
  • What is your favourite sport?
  • What superpower do you wish you had?
  • What country would you most like to visit?
  • Who is your favourite movie character?
  • Who is your favourite book character?
  • What is your favourite game to play with the family?

Birthday Interview Questions for Tweens and Teens

For tweens and teens, the best birthday interview questions can provoke deeper thought. These questions explore their aspirations, motivations, and personal development.

You can ask them about the things they love about themselves, their dreams for the future, and even their fears.

  • What is the best thing about turning ___?
  • Who is your favourite musician?
  • If you could only ever read one book forever, which would you choose?
  • What is your favourite personality trait?
  • What is a skill you want to master?
  • What is a new hobby you want to try?
  • How do you like to spend your weekends?
  • Who are your best friends?
  • What is your favourite activity to do as a family?
  • What is your favourite family tradition?
  • What is a fun birthday tradition you want to start?
  • What is your favourite class at school?
  • What is something you are really good at?
  • What are 3 things you are grateful for right now?
  • What is something you are known for?
  • What is one thing you would change about your life?
  • What personal value is most important to you?
  • What is your most treasured item?
  • What trait do you most want to inherit from dad?
  • What trait do you most want to inherit from mum?
  • What is a bad habit you want to quit?
  • What is a good habit you want to start?
  • What is a challenge you overcame this year?
  • What is something new you’d like to try next year?
  • Who are your role models and why?
  • What are 3 things on your bucket list?
  • What are you most proud of achieving recently?
  • If you could swap lives with anyone, who would you choose and why?
  • What does your ideal life in 5 years look like?
  • Which historical figure do you most wish you could meet and why?
  • What is your favourite thing about birthdays?

How To Use These Interview Questions

With a list of birthday interview questions at your disposal, you may be wondering what ways you can use them, aside from just asking them of the birthday kid!

Well, there are many fun ways to incorporate these questions into your child’s birthday celebrations. Here are some ideas:

Make A Birthday Interview Binder

Kids birthday interview printable on blue background with party decorations.

Looking back at keepsakes from childhood is that special kind of nostalgia that most of us love! Why not turn your annual birthday interviews into a birthday binder?

Use a printable birthday questionnaire each year (or make your own) and add it to a binder, folder or memory box so your child can look back in years to come and see how much they have changed over the years.

Add a photo each year of your child on their birthday for a visual keepsake too and gift it to them when they turn 18 or when they are ready to move out of home on their own. It’s like a time capsule, filled with long-forgotten memories!

Create A Birthday Letterboard Photo

Young girl holding large letterboard that says today i am 4. I love going to the park, chips & pickles, yellow, painting.

One of our favourite birthday traditions is a letterboard photo, similar to what we do for the kids’ first day of school. We have forgotten a couple of times over the years (oops) but it’s always fun to see a photo of them with the same letterboard each year as they grow bigger and their interests change.

Each year, choose a few of your favourite questions from the interview and use them to create a letterboard all about them. Then, capture your child with their letterboard, creating a visual record of their birthday.

This visual documentation of your child’s birthday is a fun and creative way to capture their growth and change over the years.

If you don’t have a letterboard, you can do similar by making your own printable sign in a program such as Canva and print it out for them to hold instead.

Use These Questions As Conversation Starters

The use of birthday interview questions isn’t limited to interviews. They can also be used as conversation starters during family dinners or even when you’re driving your kids to school.

For more ideas, check out these conversation starters for kids, conversation starters for teens and family dinner questions too.

These questions can spark interesting and meaningful discussions, helping you connect with your child on a deeper level.

Record An Annual Birthday Video Interview

Given the modern world of smartphones, recording videos has never been easier! Bring this technology into your annual birthday traditions by recording an annual birthday video interview.

It’s a fun and interactive way to keep track of your child’s growth and interests over the years. Plus, it’s a keepsake that can be enjoyed over and over again.

To make the video interview more engaging, you can include a little montage of your child’s past year, showcasing their achievements, memorable moments, and celebrations. This will not only capture their growth but also create a beautiful memory for your family to cherish.

If you ask your child things such as their favourite song, you can even have them singing on camera (easier for younger kids who aren’t so likely to go shy).

Just make sure you back these up somewhere safe so you never lose them if your device or computer fails. I wish I’d started this tradition when my kids were toddlers!

Free Printable Birthday Interview Questionnaire For Kids

To make it even easier for you to get started with your annual birthday interview, I’ve designed a free printable birthday interview questionnaire with birthday questions. A great keepsake you can print off each year and fill in with new responses.

You can get this free printable and loads more in my free printables library!


The printable bundle includes 2 versions – a colour version and a black and white print-friendly version plus both a UK & US English version (colour/color).

Birthday interview free printable pdf 2 versions.

Starting a birthday interview tradition is a wonderful way to document your child’s birthday. It’s a fun and meaningful activity that creates lasting memories and keepsakes. From younger kids to tweens and teens, these birthday interview questions capture the changing thoughts, dreams, and interests of your child over the years.