Back to school: ‘All About Me’ interview worksheets for kids

Probably one of my favorite parts of back to school–besides the excuse to buy a new planner and oodles of office supplies, is the back to school “interview”. I’ve been doing these “All About Me” worksheets with my kids for the past several years and I never tire of reading and re-reading their answers. 

Emma’s is pretty much the same year after year… favorite hobby? riding. something you’re good at doing? riding. something you want to get better at this year? riding. You gotta give her points for consistency.

Mary’s answers draw me right back to the beginning of last year, the things she was into at the moment–dress up, riding her bike. And her plans to become a doctor have not changed in the past few years. (Though I’m curious to see what she says this year. I suspicious it’s changed.)

And then there’s Elizabeth. Last year was the first year she filled out an interview worksheet. I copied down her answers….

What’s your favorite school subject? “real school work”

What do you want to be when you grow up? “a teenager”

What is your favorite outfit? “skinny jeans”

What is your favorite song? “Party In The USA” (This is where her mother hangs her head in shame.)

If you knew Elizabeth you’d know this is pretty much a perfect picture of her five year-old self. 


I hole-punch and clip these worksheets into each of the girls’ sections in my homeschool binder. And then, when I need a good cry, I flip through them and weep over how fast my little people are growing up. 

I decided that this year’s worksheet needed a makeover. I’m completely procrastinating on the other work I should be doing at this moment. So of course, why not spend an hour re-designing the worksheet? Perfect. After this I’ll probably start organizing and editing my pictures in iPhoto. Then, I’ll clean, organize and wipe down my desk and computer. If you ever need a procrastination to-do list, I’m your girl. 

So, if you’d like to do a little beginning of the year interview with your kids, feel free to download and print ours. Trust me, in a few years time, you’ll be grateful for this little collection of memories. 

Click on the image above to download the pdf! Any questions? Let me know!

(FYI: Adorable arrows can be downloaded here for free.)

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  • Reply a touch of domesticity August 16, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    That's such a lovely idea, Molly. My children aren't homeschooled but summer seems such a good time (being a long pause followed by the turning of a big page of life) to ask these questions of any child and record their answers. I'm going to ask my four-year-old in the morning. What I'm most interested to see is how often I can predict his responses and where he'll surprise me. He's off to 'big' school in September (the school year starts a little later in the UK) and I feel the need to hold on to these moments and press them hard into my memory before he begins such a big change.

  • Reply Kim August 16, 2013 at 9:57 pm

    Molly, I've been following your posts for some time now and would LOVE to watch a documentary on "how you do it all"! My goodness! Do you sleep? – LOL! I love your posts and your Pinterest page, always positive and interesting. With this post, you've given me a great GREAT idea and I am going to do this next week with my 3 year old. I already know her favorite song (or at least I think I do!!), "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star". But then again, she might say "Puff The Magic Dragon".

  • Reply Jenna F. August 20, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    So glad to hear Elizabeth still likes Party in the USA. I remember rocking out on the Marylea porch while Keeley, Court and I taught Bips some dance moves. "Dance it Birdy, dance it! Dance it with your mohawk!"

  • Reply Lina September 2, 2013 at 9:07 pm

    I just wanted to say thank you for this – my kids love it and it is a great way to kick off our homeschool year. Thanks so much!

  • Reply Liz September 4, 2013 at 9:07 pm

    Brilliant idea. Tried it on my daughter tonight who is 3.9. She wants to be a tooth fairy when she grows up! Wasn't expecting that one. Have to see if she thinks of something new next year..

  • Reply kat September 23, 2013 at 7:35 pm

    thank you for posting this again! i printed it off of your blog a few years back, used a different one last year and wanted this one again. yay! hope you all have a great homeschooling year!

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