Learn More About Your Kid with The Birthday Survey

When my daughters were very young, I suddenly realized there were little things I didn’t know about them.  I knew who their best friend was, but I didn’t know why.  What was their most prized possession, and why?  If they could go anywhere in the world, where would it be, and why?  Etc., etc., etc…

That’s when I developed the “Birthday Survey.”  This Survey is a list of questions with room for their answers.  At the top of the survey is a blank for their name, the date, and their age.  When it was their birthday, I’d give them the Survey to fill out (when they were too young to write, I’d ask the questions and fill in the blanks with their answers). I hope you enjoy learning more about your own kids by having them fill out a Birthday Survey each year too!

Complete list of questions for “Birthday Survey”

Feel free to customize it by adding or deleting questions

 

Name:

Date:

Age:

Current address:

City, State:

My height is:

 

For my birthday I got

Name of best friend. Where I met him/her. Description of best friend.  What do you

like most about this friend?

Boyfriend’s/girlfriend’s name

He/she has been my boyfriend/girlfriend for (how long?)

My boyfriend’s/girlfriend’s greatest attribute is

This is how my parents feel about him/her

My favorite outfit is

My most prized possession is____.  Why?

My favorite flower

This is where I work

This is how much I make

What I spend my money on

Favorite subject in school

Least favorite subject in school

What I like the most about school

What I like the least about school

List all courses currently taking in school

The most interesting thing I learned at school recently

When I come home from school, I like to

Favorite extracurricular activity

When I get older, I want to be

The biggest trouble with boys is

The biggest trouble with girls is

Of all the things I can do, I am best at

The thing I like most about myself

The think I like least about myself

One thing I’d like to learn to do

The thing I am most looking forward to right now

The worst thing that has happened to me

At what time in your life have you been the happiest? Why?

At what time in your life have you been the saddest? Why?

If I could do anything I wanted to, I would

If I could go anywhere I wanted to, I would go

Favorite color

Favorite restaurant

Favorite cookie

Favorite meal

Favorite ice cream

Favorite alcoholic beverage

If I had my choice of car, it would be a

My pets are

Favorite movie

Favorite TV show

Favorite book

Favorite song

Favorite male TV (or movie) star

Favorite singer/musical groups

What is your most embarrassing CD on the shelf?

Who would you most like to see in concert?

Favorite sport

Favorite toy or game

Favorite doll

Favorite flower

Favorite month? Why?

I like to taste

I like to smell

What book are you currently reading?

The three things I like to do the most

Something exciting that has happened to me lately

The most embarrassing thing that has happened to me

How do you release anger?

What do you miss most right now? Why?

Things I like to do with my dad

Things I like to do with my mom

Things I like to do with my sister

Things I like to do by myself

The best vacation I ever took was

The one thing I would do to make the world a better place

One famous person living today that I would like to meet is

One famous person (not living) that I would like to meet it

One person (not living) that I would like to meet is

This makes me happy

This makes me sad

This makes me angry

This makes me scared

Name of president as this time

If I could talk to the president, I would ask (tell) him

If I could have three wishes, they would be

This would be my perfect day

The thing I like most about each of my sisters is

The thing I like most about my father is

The think I like most about my mother is

This makes me proud of my family

If I could change one thing in my life, it would be

My career goals are

An interesting place I’ve been to recently

My ideal wedding would be

What kind of car do you currently drive? Do you own it?

The current gas price is

What is your typical day like?

Have you taken a trip this year? Tell about it.

What else would you like to share?

 

Image via Flickr by cracbchick

Carol Schmidt

Carol Schmidt

Carol Schmidt is the mother of three grown daughters and has always said the most important job in the world is that of a parent. For years she has asked a very important question: "If you knew then what you know now..." She is excited to share with others the insight she has gleaned through the years.
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