I made a free printable for myself (and to share with you!) to help aid in my memory keeping that has some fun interview questions for kids to answer about all their favorite stuff.
While, we’re all about the memory making, I’m horrible at capturing the memories I have with my kids onto paper. I’ve found a couple ideas that work for me, such as the birthday photo to make every year, and this year-end interview with the kids.
Complete honesty time. I bet I don’t have over a dozen photos printed of George and none yet of Louis (not counting professionally taken, but those are even very few).
Henry’s baby book got filled out. George’s got started…. Louis’s… well, I bought one.
Yep. That’s me. My excuse is this blog is my record of them growing up. Good enough excuse, right?
Well. Something I can handle is doing something once a year to capture quick memories. I created a quick little interview to ask the kids about their favorites!
I captured it on video to capture their voice, their mannerisms, their character. And then had our sponsor YourVidKid put some oomph into it and make it all professional. Can I tell you how horrible I am at editing video? I wouldn’t know where to start even, these guys are lifesavers! (My husband is already planning a video for their graduation parties.)
You can download the Year-End Interview Questions for Kids free printable and ask your kids too! Jot down their answers and put it in a scrapbook if you have one. Or have them fill it out if they’re able to (so cute in their handwriting!).
I found a few other year-end interviews for kids that I grabbed ideas from, including:
- Dear Harrison, 20 Questions to Ask Your Kids Each Year
- All for the Boys, 2013 Kid Interview
- Meet the Dubiens, Interview with her Daughter
- Teach Mama, New Year’s Interview a Fun Family Tradition
End of year ideas to keep the memories:
These are affiliate links to products to help make keepsakes of your child’s year.
- Time Capsule
- My Quotable Kid (don’t you always wish you recorded all the hilarious things your kids say?)
- School Years Frame
Below, you can check out Henry and George’s interviews that I recorded and sent off to YourVidKid to do their magic on it. Love these boys! I can’t wait to include Louis in this next year!
Just to say how awesome YourKidVid is. My videos were horrible, boring, and in four different segments, because, well you know kids. I did George and Henry in completely different interviews at different times.
I simply uploaded them to DropBox and filled out a quick form (literally less than 5 minutes of my time) and they did their thing.
A couple days later, I had this movie. And I couldn’t be more happy. I love how their answers are merged together, side by side!
Download the interview questions for kids here.
YourKidVid could also work perfect as your Holiday Year In Review Letter! (They also offer gift cards so you can give the gift of a premium hand crafted movie.)
Check it out and start uploading your videos for your own mini-movie. Plus, I have a 20% off coupon code exclusively for hands on : as we grow readers: YKV-4XU
Best of all, I’m giving away a free Premium Video!
- Just leave a comment telling me your favorite part of my video!
- Winner will be draw at random from comments left before11:59PM Pacific Time on 1/31/14.
Disclosure: I received a free Premium video and compensation for my time to facilitate this feature.