This is my story

Contributed by: Emily Paterson, Diocese of Auckland

‘This is my story’ is a small group activity which will help your youth share about themselves and their lives through the use of symbols to represent key events in their own life.

You will need: pens, copies of the ‘My Story’ worksheet – enough for one per person.


Choose six key events in your life that have made you who you are today. Draw a symbol that represents those events in each box. Share the story of your life with your group, using these symbols.

Note: Depending on how much time you have and the size of your groups, you could decrease the number of events/symbols to three or four.