Ideas for Completing the Challenges

There are many ways you can record your own personal history.  You can do the same thing every time, or try something different with each challenge!  It's up to you--it's YOUR history! 
(If you have a great idea about how to record a challenge, let me know and I'll put it on here too!)

Here are a few ideas:

-Type it up on a word processing document.  You can make a file folder, and save each challenge individually in your folder, or make one long document with all of the challenges.  You can add pictures when you want to as well!

-Start your own personal history blog (that you can make private or public, depending on who you want to see it), and write your answer, post a video, add pictures and/or scrapbook layouts to the challenge.

-Make a scrapbook layout (digital or traditional).  (I recommend printing your digital pages off through Scrapping Simply!)

-Write it in a journal.

-Take (or find) pictures of items that have to do with your answer.  Put them together in a photo album with the question and answer in one of the photo slots.  You could just hand write that on a 4x6 piece of paper (acid free to keep from destroying the picture on the other side of it), or you can make a 4x6 answer on your computer and print it off with your other pictures!

-Make a video of the challenge.  You can do this by either taking pictures and adding music to it (like a slide show), or by using your video camera and record yourself talking about it.  Most cameras have a video feature, or you can even record yourself with a web cam.  Be sure to burn a DVD when you have a few challenges done!

-Make an audio file of you talking about the challenge.  You could do it in the car on the way to work, in your favorite locations, or while you're sitting in bed.

-Write a poem about it.

-Make a digital photo collage or album.  (Like in Photoshop, Flickr, Picassa, Photobucket, etc.)

-Make a list of things about you and the challenge. (Short and sweet!)

-Create a table in a word processing program.

-Write a song about it.  (Like Brad Paisley did...he he!)

-Publish a book with answers and pictures from the challenges (through places like Paper Kiwi).

-Draw it.  (This would be especially fun for younger children to do!)

-Do it together as a family!  (A lot of these challenges are perfect for children too!  You could even set aside a specific day and time each week to work on it together.)

-Interview your parents, grandparents, or other close family members or friends, and get their answers too!