Childhood Story Starters for Reminiscing

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Use the following prompts with an elder or during a family gathering to tell a childhood story.

Use these as starters, but ask more questions along the way if necessary to reveal more of the story.

  1. My favorite teacher was …
  2. I used to love to listen to …
  3. My favorite picture from childhood …
  4. I grew up …
  5. I remember the first time I …
  6. Having __________ was such a big treat when I was young.
  7. If we went out to eat, our family loved going to …
  8. For fun, I used to …
  9. __________ was the best at …
  10. Outdoors, I used to play …
  11. Indoors, I used to play …
  12. I used to know someone who had a collection of …
  13. I used to go and visit …
  14. The best vacation I ever went on as a kid was …
  15. My best friend’s name was …

**For more story starters like this and other Reminiscing questions and activities check out our e-book in PDF:

Remembering My Childhood, Discovering an Elder’s Story Through Questions, Journaling and Reminiscing Activities

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