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!
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!
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!
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
Having grown up in a home brimming with sewing notions and paintbrushes, Amy has a deep love for all things creative. On any given day, you’ll find her knee-deep in her latest creative endeavor, with projects ranging from sewing and crafts to home decor and kid-friendly ideas. Amy believes that everyone, regardless of skill level or experience, possesses the ability to create something beautiful, and Positively Splendid was born of her passion for helping others harness their innate creative potential.
Precious!! Thanks so much for the printables. What an incredible way to remember a memory. Love it!! Thanks again!!
Thank you so much for the printables! What a great way to document their school years!
Amy @ Positively Splendid says
You are very welcome, Megan! Enjoy!
Thank you for sharing these. This is a great way to preserve these memories. If only my mom had that:-)
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
Julie H. says
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.
Amy @ Positively Splendid says
Hi, Julie! Glad you like the printables. I will look into correcting that typo ASAP.
Julie H. says
Thanks for your response! I’ll be watching for the corrected version- thanks so much!!
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Amy Crawford says
Thank you so very much for these!
Deb @ Living Montessori Now says
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 http://livingmontessorinow.com/2013/08/09/30-plus-free-printables-for-first-day-of-school-photos/
Lauren @ Imperfect & Fabulous says
This is such a great idea. Thanks so much for sharing!
These are so great! Wish I’d had them from preschool on up 😀
Thank you! I used the kindergarten last year and just printed first grade 🙂 These go in my scrapbook and are wonderful additions. Great idea!
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!
Kelly @ IdealistMom.com says
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. 🙂
Thanks so much for these. I have zero “crafty / creative” talent so I really appreciate leaning on those that do!
Thank you so much. This is what I was looking for, amazing with the end of year set.
Chelsea P. says
Where do I find where to print the page for the photo?
How wonderful! Thank you so much for posting these!!!
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:)
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!