Silver Stories – Storymaking Activity


Aim  To develop a structured approach to using personal experience as story material.

How to play the game:

  • Ask each participant to think about three significant public events which have marked their lives
  • Ask them to write them down including the year in which they occurred
  • Draw a timeline on a flip chart and write up the event and the name of the person for whom it was significant
  • Go round the group and ask each person to say why these events are significant, what the impact was and how it affected them

The game will:

  • Reveal more information about each group member
  • Create a common understanding across the group
  • Compare shared experiences of different perspectives in the group
  • Provide another starting point for developing personal stories

Activity is reproduced courtesy of The Silver Stories Project