Did you know that you can apply all the “This Is Me” questions to your family too? This is a great activity to do as a family, so you can each write your own and family stories! It’s always more fun to do something together, right?
Set aside a time each week. You can choose one specific day to always do it, or just schedule it in as your schedule allows. Your family can focus on one challenge to complete each time or you can do a quick answer of three or four challenges at a time.
Here are a few fun ways for you to do this: (And you don’t have to do the same thing every time either!)
*Get a notebook for each member of the family. Write the challenge question on the top of a new page. Introduce the question, talk about your different answers, then let them write (or draw) away! You can come back to this one time and time again!
*Type the question on the top of a document, print one page out per person. Do the same as the above, then put the answers all together in a binder (in protective clear sleeves). Then you have a fun family history to always look at!
*Gather some construction or scrapbook paper, markers, crayons, scissors, stickers, etc. Find a picture of each member of the family. Choose a challenge question, and use the supplies to answer it!
*Use your video camera and take turns video recording your answers! How fun will this be to watch in 10 years?
*Create or add your family’s answers to a blog for other family members to read! (This would be great typing practice for kids who are ready to learn that!)
*Do the challenge to incorporate the whole family. (For example, if you’re going to do the “Me By The Numbers” challenge, you can make it be with #’s that represent your whole family, so it ends up being “Our Family By the Numbers”!)
A great way to compile this would be to put all your answers from each challenge into a family history binder that you can all cherish for years to come!
See the tab “Ideas for Completing the Challenges” to get some more ideas, or to help you come up with your own!
If you look over on the right under the challenge categories, you’ll see one that says, “Great for kiddos”. Those are the questions that younger children can easily do!
Now you have no excuses for not getting your personal and family histories recorded, right?