Last Updated on November 13, 2022 by Corinne Schmitt
Today I’m sharing a free printable Year in Review for kids. This is a great memento to keep in their keepsake box to look back on in years to come.
I love the forms that my kids used to bring home on Mother’s Day and Father’s Day in preschool that would have them fill in details about themselves and their parents. I thought it would be fun to continue this tradition with all of my kids each year.
Printable Year in Review for Kids
I created this printable year in review sheet for them to fill out at the end of each year so we can look back on our favorite memories from the past year and make plans for the coming year.
As they get older, it’s fun to pull them all out and see how the kids interests changed over the years and also see how quickly they grew. I’m sharing the printable in hopes that it will help others enjoy this tradition as well.
This printable comes in two different versions. You get a black and white version the kids can color in themselves.
And you also get a colorful version.
Simply fill in the form below to download both versions.
Fill in the form above. After you submit the form, you’ll receive an email from “Wondermom Wannabe” with a direct link to the printable. If you do not see the email in your inbox within a few minutes, check your spam folder.
The most likely place will be in your computer’s Downloads folder. You can also select “Downloads” in your browser menu to see a list of your downloads, then simply select “Show in folder” below the file name to see where it is stored on your computer.
You’ll need a program that supports PDFS, like Adobe Acrobat (which is free). Open the program, click File > Print. Select your printer and set the number of copies you want to print. Double check your print preview, then click print.
Fun Ways to Use the Printable Year in Review
By design, the printable year in review is easy to use. Just print it off and give it to your child to fill out (or interview him or her while you fill it out).
But there are a lot of ways to make this simple tradition more fun and more memorable. Here are some ideas to inspire you.
Rather than having each child fill in the form on their own, let your kids interview each other. They love playing reporter!
Likewise, you can interview your child and make him or her feel like a celebrity. Maybe even snap a few pictures!
Glue the printable year in review to a piece of construction paper or poster board. Then, let your child decorate the “frame” with drawings, photographs, clippings from magazines, stickers, etc.
Add the completed year in review sheet to a scrapbook with photographs from the past year.
More New Year Ideas
For a fun new year’s eve with the kids, try these New Year Countdown Activity Bags. You can customize the activity however you want!
My mom has a tradition of placing twelve different fruits in a large bowl in the kitchen to inspire a fruitful year. It’s always fun to guess some of the unusual ones that she sometimes chooses. This game always makes me realize how boring I am when it comes to choosing fruit since my kids never know what the exotic fruits are!
My mom also wears polka dots, eats black-eyed peas and herring (but never lobster because that’s supposedly bad luck), and makes sure everyone has cash in their pockets. These are all superstitions of course, and not really traditions, but since she is ritualistic about them, they are some of our family traditions. We know to expect them year after year!
Do you have any family New Year’s traditions? Please share them in the comments!