WRITING AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY
Here are some starters for your autobiography. Try to keep each item to one page and
accompany it with a photo or drawing.
I was born:
How: (anything out of the ordinary such as born in the back of my parents car, etc.)
As a baby:
Interview those who knew you as a baby (parents, grandparents, older siblings, etc.).
Share a funny, sad, unusual story about something you did as a baby. (e.g. When I was
only two years old, I jumped off a picnic table and broke my leg.) If you have a picture
relating to the incident, glue it to the page.
My earliest memory:
Think back to when you were about three years old. What is one of your very earliest
memories? (e.g. When I was just three years old, my family went on a picnic. We
went to the park by the creek and had a cook-out. I took a big bite of my hot dog and
YOW! There was a bee on it and it bit the inside of my mouth! That really hurt! But my
mom went and got me a popsicle which cooled off the sting and we stayed for the rest of
The town I grew up in:
You may still live in the town you grew up in or you may have moved to a new town.
Share some thoughts about your neighborhood, playground, favorite store, friends yard,
Write a paragraph about your family. Describe each member and what makes them
special or what they mean to you. You can also write about your grandparents, special
aunt or uncle, cousins, etc.
You can tell about the pets you have now or a pet you might have had when you were
little who is no longer alive. If you have no pets, make up a story about what type of pet
youd love to have. (e.g. Ive always wanted to own a monkey. Id dress it up in a little
jacket and hat and put a leash on it and take it for walks with me.)
My favorite holiday:
This is an easy one. Tell all about your favorite holiday, what it is, why its your favorite
and share a story about an extra special one.
When I was in preschool: