My kids are obsessed with interviewing each other. This usually takes the form of a video segment featuring costumes, microphones and various ridiculous characters. Arabella does a fantastic little old Italian grandmother character called Nonna Vecchia. And both Max and Arabella are currently speaking with a Russian accent 99% of the time after another crazy interview.
It’s fun to just ask straight interview questions of each other too. While it’s fun for them to interview each other, you might want to get in on the act too. You can interview your kid or have them interview you too! You can record your interviews on video, or write the responses in a notebook you keep just for this purpose. What a fun memento to look back on over the years.
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It’s nice to do one of these interviews every year on your kids’ birthdays. It becomes a little snapshot of where they are at each year. Their answers are surprisingly different year on year.
Your older child might also like to interview all of their friends and make a notebook or video to keep. It makes a really nice gift if they interview friends at a birthday party then gift the interviews as a birthday present to the host.
These interview questions for kids should get you all started, but of course there are thousands of things you could happily ask each other.
21 fun interview questions for kids
1. What do you like most about yourself right now?
2. What do you think your future job will be?
3. What is the funniest thing you’ve ever done?
4. How do you like to spend your time?
5. What are you good at?
6. What do you think will be different about the world when you are an adult?
7. Who are your best friends and why do you like each other?
8. What do you think your parents do at work all day?
9. What’s the most important rule that you know of?
10. What do you know how to do that you could teach me?
11. Why do you think kids go to school?
12. What is your favourite outfit to wear?
13. What makes you really annoyed?
14. What do you think is the worst thing that could happen?
15. What makes you feel proud?
16. What makes you happy?
17. Which of your nicknames do you like the most?
18. What’s the best thing that’s happened to you lately?
19. How do you know when you’re right?
20. What do you do when you feel sad?
21. What’s a question you’d like to ask me?
Do you record your child’s likes and dislikes year on year?
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