The Birthday Interview: 20 Questions For Your Child On Their Birthday (Revised)

My wild, carefree, Spirited Child, nature girl is turning 7 in a few days and I wanted to hold on to 6 for a bit longer and capture some of her 6 year old aspirations, hopes, wishes, dreams and things she holds dear to her heart. Over the next few days I will be asking her these questions and writing them down.

On the way to nature school today we were talking about her birthday and I asked her what were some cool things that happened during her 6th year and she said, "going to Legoland with her cousins, going to the aquarium, going to Disneyland with family friends, etc.," and I realized that I should probably ask her some more specific questions to really get a sense of who she is right now as opposed to just a laundry list of places we went to and spent money - even if they were fun experiences - I want to remember things that really matter like spending quality time with the people you love.

This year for her birthday she has decided she wants to take a 'real' surfing lesson for her birthday party. We've had our longboard for a few years now and we've been taking the kids out surfing a few times and they just love it. Miss Nature Girl loves to swim and has gotten quite good over the years and is a natural at surfing as well. The first time my husband pushed her out on the board she popped right up like a piece of pop corn and rode the wave all the way to the shore. It was really cool. We go to this great family spot with a bunch of young kids learning to surf on these tiny rollers and everyone is very supportive. As she was riding in her first wave a few teenage girls were in the water cheering her on. It was pretty awesome!  I look forward to our birthday surfing lesson for sure!

These are some of the questions I'll be asking her for her birthday interview. Some of the questions might not be very typical to ask a young child, but I thought it would be fun to hear what an almost 7 year old had to say about things like the meaning of life.

Birthday Interview
1. What was a new skill you learned this year?
2. List your very favorite books.
3. If you could travel to any place in the world where would it be and why?
4. What has been your most fun age so far and why?
5. What is your favorite thing to do with Daddy?
6. What is your favorite thing to do with Mama?
7. What is your favorite thing to do with siblings?
8. What is your favorite thing to learn about?
9. What do you want to be when you grow up and why?
10. What is your favorite thing to watch on TV?
11. What is your favorite food?
12. What are some of your favorite animals? *I know she will not be able to list just one since she is an animal girl. 
13. What is your favorite movie?
14. What is your favorite game?
15. What are your favorite lovies?
16. What are your favorite toys?
17. If you could do anything and go anywhere today what and where would it be?
18. What do you think it's like to be a grown-up?
19. What is your favorite way to be helpful? At home? Helping the Earth/environment? Helping other people? Helping animals? Helping nature? Helping yourself?
20. What do you think the most important thing in life is? What makes a happy life?

I'm going to add more questions as I think of them or as conversation inspires. So check back for more...

21. If you could be any animal what would you be and why?
22. What are your favorites ride at Disneyland?
23. What are your favorite sports or outside activities?
24. If you could give any amount of money to help anyone or anything in the world what would it be and why?

 What questions would be on your list?


  1. Anonymous29 March

    sounds like a great activity to create a bonding moment with kids... I think I should do this when my son grows a bit older... :) thanks for the idea!

    found your blog in the Blog Hop list... :)

    1. It's actually pretty fun to ask really little kids these questions too to see how they answer. I remember giving my 2 & 1/2 year old (at the time) an "interview" and his answers were pretty funny! Thanks for stopping by!

  2. This actually sounds like a great idea. Think I might make my own list for the five-year-old. Will be great to look back on when she is older!

    Thanks for linking up with #linkalist

    1. Thanks for stopping by Kellie! I have always enjoyed asking the kids different questions and writing down their answers in their own words. They never say what I think they are going to say either!

  3. What a fab idea my daughter is turning 7. I am so going to give her a birthday interview. So pleased to have discovered this post! Angela xx

    Angela recently posted “guess how much I love you”

    1. Thank you, Angela! I'm so glad you liked it! I asked my 4 y/o some of the same questions too just for fun (his b-day is in Oct) and his answers were hilarious! I love asking little kids big questions. They always surprise the heck out of me with how smart and insightful they are! Happy 7th b-day to your daughter too and I look forward to reading your post!


Thank you for sending some love! I appreciate it! Please feel free to add a link to your blog in the comments section!

Post Of The Week!

The Glamorous Life Of A Stay-At-Home-Mom: Episode 1

On today's episode of The Glamorous Life of a Stay-At-Home-Mom: Me: It's been a really stressful day. The baby's diaper...