I have been wanting to do this for awhile and last year planned on doing it for Father’s Day for my husband. I must have mentioned or hinted at my idea before Mother’s Day because my husband beat me to it. For Mother’s Day he handed me the video camera to watch a video of the kiddos answering questions. I L.O.V.E.D. it! It was so sweet to watch my children answer questions and sometimes they were quite funny. This is now our new tradition for Mother’s Day and Father’s Day each year.
What You Need:
- A camera or computer with ability to video record or a voice recorder
- A list of questions
- Distractions for the kids if needed (we had them color a card)
Step 1: Prepare your list of questions a head of time. Make sure you include some questions about the child (i.e. their name, age, etc.) and ask them the same questions about the parent. It is just fun to see how much the know or pay attention to. (See the bottom of this post for a ideas of possible questions.) Depending on the age of the child, they may not be able to handle a lot of ?s being asked. My 2.5 year old and 4 year old lasted about 6 minutes.
Step 2: Prep all your equipment and room you are going to do the video in (i.e. a chair or table for the child to sit at, etc). Prepare a distraction or somewhere for other children to go while you record so it is not noisy in the background.
Step 3: Ask away and enjoy the fun answers you get!
Here is a short video of my favorite answers for our Father’s Day Video. We had my niece and nephew in town that weekend.
Possible ?s: (These are my husband’s ?s he wrote up)
Why are moms beautiful?
Where do moms come from?
Why do we need moms?
What does your mom do that you like?
What is your favorite food that mom makes?
Why are moms always happy?
What are moms made of?
What does mom’s face look like when they are happy? mad?
Why do mom’s smell so good?
Why do mom’s sing so well?
What are you gong to do with your mom on Mother’s Day?
Can you say I love you to mom?
Sing a song…
Make sure to include ?s about age, favorite foods, etc.
Have Fun and ENJOY!!!
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Maridith saysApril 28, 2011 at 4:26 pm
What a great (priceless) idea!! Love it
Amy saysMay 3, 2011 at 4:04 pm
Fabulous. I can’t wait for my son’s to learn to talk so I can do this and surprise my husband 🙂
Kylie Semple saysMay 4, 2011 at 4:36 pm
WOW…that is such a simple idea but something that has never even crossed my mind! I LOVE this idea to pieces and cannot wait to do it with my children. Thank you for sharing this amazing idea x