Today’s “Family History in 15 Minutes” challenge is to describe yourself in one memory with the help of our free printable journaling prompt for family history. At first, that sounds SO hard. But if you think about it, there’s probably a time or two when you felt truly free to be yourself without worrying at all what others thought. Or maybe in a moment you felt completely at home. Those are pretty good clues to lead you to a memory that captures AN essence (not necessarily the only essence) of you.
In this game, our family literally laughed nonstop the entire activity! But first, a little background: While watching Frozen 2, I loved how “frozen memories” in water played an important part in helping Elsa and Anna create solutions for the future. Many studies have shown that children who know their family’s stories are better able to cope with emotions and challenges. This game strengthens a culture of family storytelling—one where you have to sculpt a memory into a single pose (or two or three) to relive your family’s favorite moments! Not only is it fun (aka, nonstop laughter!), but it’s also a great way to capture your family’s story through favorite memories.