May 9, 2013

First and Final Day of School Interviews

Commemorate the milestones of each year by having children sit down at the beginning and end of the school year to fill out fun interview questionnaires. These first and final day of school interviews can be tucked away in a special place to be cherished once precious school days have come and gone. Today, I’m sharing the complete set of free printables to help you get started!

First and Final Day of School Interviews for Kids by Positively Splendid


I initially began this project in the fall with a set of printable interviews for the first day of school. With the end of the school year upon us, though, it dawned on me that it would be really fun to create a second coordinating set of printables for the final day of school, too, to show just how much children grow and change in the span of a year.

The idea behind each set of printables is simple: Have children sit down on the first and final days of each school year to answer a number of questions about their likes, dislikes, friends and more. Included in the questionnaires is a place to document a child’s growth, as well as a place to include a photo for posterity. It would also be fun to include a self-portrait drawn by the child for each questionnaire!

First and Final Day of School Interviews for Kids by Positively Splendid

By printing off each questionnaire and placing them into a nice notebook, this collection of printables would make a great gift for any parent of school-aged children.

I love comparing these photos of my Charlotte. The first photo is of her filling out her interview at the beginning of her kindergarten year…

…and this is her today. She has grown up in so many ways, and I am so happy to have this memento to recall these days once these precious years have come and gone!

First and Final Day of School Interviews for Kids by Positively Splendid


Please don’t be discouraged if your child is already beyond the early grades. Any time is a great time to get started documenting memories!

To download and print the printables, click on the appropriate links below.

As always, please be considerate when using these files and remember that they are intended for personal, non-commercial use only. Thank you!

First Day of Preschool  /  Final Day of Preschool

First Day of Kindergarten  /  Final Day of Kindergarten

First Day of First Grade  /  Final Day of First Grade

First Day of Second Grade  /  Final Day of Second Grade

First Day of Third Grade  /  Final Day of Third Grade

First Day of Fourth Grade  /  Final Day of Fourth Grade

First Day of Fifth Grade  /  Final Day of Fifth Grade

First Day of Sixth Grade  /  Final Day of Sixth Grade

First Day of Seventh Grade  /  Final Day of Seventh Grade

First Day of Eighth Grade  /  Final Day of Eighth Grade

First Day of Ninth Grade  /  Final Day of Ninth Grade

First Day of Tenth Grade  /  Final Day of Tenth Grade

First Day of Eleventh Grade  /  Final Day of Eleventh Grade

First Day of Twelfth Grade  /  Final Day of Twelfth Grade

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27 Responses to First and Final Day of School Interviews

  1. Crystal May 9, 2013 at 9:54 am #

    Precious!! Thanks so much for the printables. What an incredible way to remember a memory. Love it!! Thanks again!!

  2. Megan May 9, 2013 at 5:37 pm #

    Thank you so much for the printables! What a great way to document their school years!

    • Amy @ Positively Splendid May 10, 2013 at 4:07 pm #

      You are very welcome, Megan! Enjoy!

  3. Jennyfer May 10, 2013 at 5:56 am #

    Thank you for sharing these. This is a great way to preserve these memories. If only my mom had that:-)

  4. Becca May 24, 2013 at 4:14 pm #

    just want to thank you for these fun printables! I just printed them all off for my 3 kids so now I am ready to go when the next 2 start school! Thanks again! -Becca

  5. Julie H. June 20, 2013 at 11:52 am #

    Thank you SO much for these printables. We did them at the start of the school year this year and I’m thrilled to now be able to do the final day of the year too! This is so appreciated- thank you!!
    Also, wanted to mention- we printed the preschool final day and it looks like there is a typo on the second page where the photo goes (it says ‘first’ day of school vs. final day) Any chance this could be adjusted? If not, I’ll just cross it off and write it in.
    Thanks again!
    – Julie

    • Amy @ Positively Splendid June 21, 2013 at 12:36 pm #

      Hi, Julie! Glad you like the printables. I will look into correcting that typo ASAP.

      • Julie H. June 26, 2013 at 12:36 pm #

        Thanks for your response! I’ll be watching for the corrected version- thanks so much!!

  6. Amy Delmanto August 4, 2013 at 9:42 pm #

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  7. Amy Crawford August 8, 2013 at 3:05 pm #

    Thank you so very much for these!

  8. Deb @ Living Montessori Now August 9, 2013 at 6:05 am #

    This is wonderful! Thanks for so generously sharing your printable! I featured your post in my 30+ Free Printables for First Day of School Photos at

  9. Lauren @ Imperfect & Fabulous August 9, 2013 at 10:50 pm #

    This is such a great idea. Thanks so much for sharing!

  10. Lex August 14, 2013 at 5:30 pm #

    These are so great! Wish I’d had them from preschool on up 😀

  11. Anne August 14, 2013 at 8:11 pm #

    Thank you! I used the kindergarten last year and just printed first grade 🙂 These go in my scrapbook and are wonderful additions. Great idea!

  12. Heather August 16, 2013 at 7:36 am #

    Hi I was just wondering if you by chance have a download of all them in one PDF or something? I’m just asking because I want to do this for both my kids but it’s taking forever to open each link, then the attachment, print set up, yada yada. On a side note, thank you so much I LOVE this idea!

  13. Kelly @ August 18, 2013 at 10:35 pm #

    This is such a cool idea! I used your printables as an inspiration for making my own version. Thank you so much for sharing this. We just did the interview tonight, and I’m so so so glad we did this! Big smiles from this mama. 🙂

  14. Misty August 19, 2013 at 9:42 pm #

    Thanks so much for these. I have zero “crafty / creative” talent so I really appreciate leaning on those that do!

  15. Trina August 26, 2013 at 6:48 pm #

    Thank you so much. This is what I was looking for, amazing with the end of year set.

  16. Chelsea P. September 1, 2013 at 9:09 am #

    Where do I find where to print the page for the photo?

  17. Jen September 3, 2013 at 11:26 am #

    How wonderful! Thank you so much for posting these!!!

  18. Monique September 3, 2013 at 1:51 pm #

    Thank you..I just printed some out for my grandsons.
    My daughters did something similar in grade 2..and they are in their late 30’s now..moms themselves and I still like reading them:)

  19. Melanie September 3, 2013 at 11:35 pm #

    These are awesome! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

    I have done something similar on my childrens’ birthdays: their height & weight, a picture, some of their ‘favorites’ and also a handprint. As well as some of the things they have learned to do in the past year.

    I like the idea of doing this at the beginning of the school year! registered & protected

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