Kids Birthday Questionnaire

Each year for Monkey I produce a birthday questionnaire. I am a fan of pen and paper so its written in a note book which gets stored with his Birthday Book. He turns three on Friday so this will be third year which I have completed it. The only difference is that this year it will include his answers, rather than my interpretation of his actions and behaviours. Childrens Birthday Questionnaire Over time I may adjust these questions as he gets older and make them more relevant to where he is at that time. However below is the list I will be using this year. In the notebook I also include a photo of him on or around his birthday. Hopefully it will be a nice keepsake for him when he gets older.

  1. What is your favourite colour?
  2. What is your favourite toy?
  3. What is your favourite fruit?
  4. What is your favourite TV show?
  5. What is your favourite thing to eat for lunch?
  6. What is your favourite outfit?
  7. What is your favourite game?
  8. Where is your favourite place to go?
  9. What is your favourite animal?
  10. What is your favourite song?
  11. What is your favourite book?
  12. Who is your best friend?
  13. What is your favourite sport?
  14. What is your favourite thing to do outside?
  15. What is your favourite drink?
  16. What was your favourite holiday?
  17. What do you like to take to bed with you?
  18. What is your favourite thing to eat for breakfast?
  19. What do you want for dinner on your birthday?
  20. What do you want to be when you grow up?

Please let me know if you do something similar with your child or if you have any questions which you use with your little ones. Mudpie xx


  1. Kate
    June 24, 2015 / 6:46 pm

    What a brilliant idea, thanks for sharing! I wish I had thought of this when my older two were little, these kind of things change so much from year to year so it would be great to see how the answers change.

    • June 25, 2015 / 5:22 am

      As I was typing the questions out I was thinking about his answers and what he’s going to say … Other than his favourite saying at the moment which is you choose! Lol! Thank you for stopping by xx

  2. June 24, 2015 / 8:32 pm

    Oh my goodness. I have to steal this idea! I bought a couple of journals last year with the intention of writing to my children every so often throughout their lives, including photos and keepsakes, and giving it to them at some appropriate time in the future. Things got in the way and I didn’t start them, they’re still in a drawer in their wrapping. I think this will be a great thing to include, possibly accompanied by a photo of us together.

    • June 25, 2015 / 5:25 am

      I love the sound of the journals ๐Ÿ™‚ the good thing about this is that it takes only a couple of minutes, it’s hard work trying to fit everything in all the time, I still have umpteen different projects on the go! Thank you for commenting ๐Ÿ™‚ x

  3. Mama
    June 25, 2015 / 2:10 am

    Love this idea. I really enjoy filling in our tots baby book and would like to continue on with some kind of keepsake after he’s one.

  4. June 25, 2015 / 11:47 am

    This is a wonderful idea! Great questions too.

  5. Chris
    June 26, 2015 / 10:59 am

    Another thumbs up from a new dad to be. Definitely be pinching this idea! Great to look back on.

  6. June 29, 2015 / 9:31 am

    Love these questionnaires. I have just started doing this with my children, but I did it when they started school and then it will be at the beginning of each school year. It is going to be interesting how the answers change.

  7. Sian | The Mama Story
    June 29, 2015 / 9:44 pm

    That is a really lovely idea! Wonder if it’s not too late to start now?

    • June 30, 2015 / 8:45 pm

      No I don’t think so .. As they get older should get some really interesting answers ๐Ÿ™‚ x

  8. June 30, 2015 / 3:25 am

    Oh my gosh I love love love this idea and am going to start doing it with my little monsters! What a great memoir for them. Although then I would have to find a good place to store them. I am horrible at storing stuff. Thanks for sharing this great idea with me for #momsterslink.

    • June 30, 2015 / 8:46 pm

      Lol online? ๐Ÿ™‚ better than being a paper and pencil freak like me! Xx

  9. hannah mum's days
    July 2, 2015 / 8:04 pm

    Ooh I love it – and this is actually a great list for long car journey conversations! I asked reuben what his favourite colour was last week in the car and still to this day he goes through his favourite colour, then his dad’s, then mine, you get the picture, so a few new questions are very welcome as we’re driving from Newcastle to Cornwall soon – argh!! xx

    Thanks for linking up to #TheList xx Oh and I hope Monkey had a great birthday!!! xxx

    • July 5, 2015 / 9:31 pm

      That’s a great idea, never thought if using them in the car ๐Ÿ™‚ thanks for the tip! Wow Newcastle to Cornwall – hope it goes well xx

  10. Angela Milnes
    July 3, 2015 / 9:29 am

    These are really good questions. I’ve done a few interviews with my daughter lately but i love these questions! Will pin this to my Pinterest Board!

    Angela xx

    • July 5, 2015 / 9:30 pm

      Thanks honey, Ooo will have a look always looking for new question ideas xx

  11. July 4, 2015 / 10:09 pm

    This is one of those amazing ideas that make me want to time travel so I can do it for the birthdays I already missed aaah!

    • July 5, 2015 / 9:29 pm

      Ah thank you, hope you figure out a way :D!! X

  12. Brook Chalmers
    August 3, 2015 / 5:29 pm

    This is a great idea! I’d like to do something similar with my little boy, so we can see how he has developed over time. This is something I’m going to take a note of for when he begins to talk. Although I’m sure we can answer a few for him right now ๐Ÿ™‚

    • August 5, 2015 / 7:39 am

      I did it for his first year year myself too ๐Ÿ™‚ thank you for stopping by x

  13. August 3, 2015 / 8:11 pm

    Every time I read one of your posts I leave with a lovely idea. You are clever!
    x Alice

  14. August 3, 2015 / 9:11 pm

    Fab idea! I have scrapbook for my boy and I’m so tempted to add this in! #BabyBrainMonday

    • August 5, 2015 / 6:17 pm

      Oh do it’s great fun when they get a bit older and you get random answers! ? x

  15. Harps
    August 4, 2015 / 7:24 pm

    Awesome idea! I wish I’d known about this before Arjun’s birthday! I might still give it a go (only a month late!) thanks so much for sharing and linking up on #babybrainmonday x

    • August 7, 2015 / 11:12 am

      Yeah why not ๐Ÿ™‚ I always end up writing Monkeys up a couple of weeks late !! Lol x

  16. August 14, 2015 / 6:20 am

    This is such a great idea. I love it. I may have missed the boat with this but I can imagine what a wonderful record that would be to look back on. Fantastic. Kirsten

  17. August 14, 2015 / 7:52 am

    What a lovely idea! Our eldest has a baby book which extends over their life time called ‘book of my life’ I’ve been filling that in, a page a season since she was born. This reminds me, must buy another one for #2 :-/ x MMT #picknmix

    • August 15, 2015 / 6:34 pm

      That sounds lovely will have to check it out – thank you for stopping by x

  18. August 15, 2015 / 9:55 pm

    What a lovely idea!! Thanks for linking up to #PicknMix lovely,

    Stevie x

  19. October 14, 2015 / 10:15 am

    This is such a fantastic idea. Something I have never seen before, i will be using this idea for my little man now. thanks for sharing this fab idea. xx

    • October 19, 2015 / 9:56 pm

      Great, it’s such a lovely thing to look back on xx

  20. October 14, 2015 / 12:23 pm

    I love that idea. A little late for us to start, but I still might do it for a few years as a bit of a keepsake.

  21. October 14, 2015 / 2:42 pm

    I love this idea, I did something similar with my children last year, although not for their birthday we just did it randomly. Great to ee how answers change as they get older x

    • October 19, 2015 / 10:07 pm

      Like the idea of random ones too ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. .Sara. (@OoSerzoO)
    October 14, 2015 / 5:39 pm

    This is a fab idea! I’v never thought to do something like this with my children! I wonder how my kids will answer?! Thanks for the idea.

  23. October 14, 2015 / 7:44 pm

    Aw I love this idea, what a lovely thing to be able to look back on in years to come. I wish I had of done something like this with my own children xx

  24. October 14, 2015 / 8:31 pm

    Oh my god, I love this idea! I wish I’d done it already, maybe I can go back to age 1 and age 2 and try and guess the answers. Aahhh! Sabrina xx

    • October 19, 2015 / 10:08 pm

      Why not? At 1 that’s all I did anyway ๐Ÿ™‚ x

  25. October 15, 2015 / 8:07 am

    It’s a great idea for an annual birthday memory! Will a very valuable keepsake I’m sure ๐Ÿ™‚

  26. October 15, 2015 / 9:28 am

    I think this is a lovely idea to look back on in the future. I think your little one will enjoy looking into the past and knowing what their likes and interests were and how they differ now x

  27. Gemma
    October 15, 2015 / 9:44 am

    I’ve being doing this for last three years it’s so funny lookin back like you I write it n a book and I decorated it wit the cards he gets.

    • October 19, 2015 / 10:12 pm

      Glad I’m not the only one whose obsessed with collecting memories :). Like the card decoration idea xx

  28. October 15, 2015 / 10:01 pm

    I LOVE this idea! I am definitely going to be borrowing this! How wonderful to look back on and decorate a book with cards too like you say. Brilliant!

    • October 20, 2015 / 9:10 pm

      Aw great ๐Ÿ™‚ thank you for stopping by x

  29. October 15, 2015 / 11:11 pm

    I do this every year too. Such a lovely idea. I just wish I’d started it sooner. Also love the idea of a birthday book ๐Ÿ™‚

    • October 20, 2015 / 9:11 pm

      Better late than never ๐Ÿ™‚ thanks for stopping by x

  30. October 16, 2015 / 10:50 am

    D’you know, this is such a simple idea but how extremely wonderful! Such a great thing to do for your boy, he will love looking back over them. As will you of course.

    Good mumming work!
    Anna x

  31. Fi Nรญ Neachtรกin
    October 16, 2015 / 12:36 pm

    This is lovely, I love the idea of a birthday book, what a lovely keepsake for him and you to have. It’s much better having things written down on pen and paper ๐Ÿ™‚

    • October 20, 2015 / 9:19 pm

      I know funny being a blogger but paper wins out in my book! Lol x

  32. February 10, 2017 / 4:48 pm

    What a lovely idea, my youngest turns two next month so I may steal this!

  33. Alexandru
    March 7, 2017 / 6:08 pm

    nice one. i like it!!!

  34. August 2, 2017 / 4:07 am

    Fantastic idea. Like an annual baby book! I keep meaning to record all these little nuggets of information but I keep forgetting. At least this way on their birthday there is no excuse to record this milestone information.

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