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At Home Together :: Storytelling Family History

While we are all isolating this month, let’s make the most of it!

This week we shared about a basic improv pattern for telling a story as an
individual or in the round as a group. Today I want to share another storytelling idea - telling the story of your family.

Here’s a few ways that can get you started:

  • Pull out a photo album (or your camera roll on your phone, if it goes back far enough), turn to a page, and share with your family what was happening.

  • Have your children pick a favorite memory from their earlier childhood to share.

  • Take slips of paper and have everyone write down specific stories they’d like to hear about. Give them some examples to get their curiosity piqued: someone’s birth story, how Grandma and Grandpa met, what it was like to be a child in 1985, the story of your first dance or first kiss, how you listened to music as a kid. The options are endless.

Enjoy this time you have together - use it as an opportunity to learn more about each other, and what makes you a family!

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