favorite sleepover memories

How to Tell Stories and Share About Favorite Sleepover Memories

Do you have a favorite Sleepover Memory? Do you remember how it felt to snuggle with your best friend in the dark and laugh until your stomach hurt? What about making up games that would keep us up all night long? These are favorite sleepover memories that we want to share with our family.

The Legacy Storytelling Method is a process of sharing stories from our past for future generations. We believe these stories should be told through storytelling sessions where the group builds on each other’s story, rather than telling them in one person’s voice.  Check out the video to write about your own favorite Sleepover memory or help someone tell their story. You can check all the details of the 52 Weeks of Storytelling Series here. Legacy Storytelling can help strengthen family bonds while giving future generations something they will cherish forever!

Week 23 of 52 Weeks of Storytelling – Sleepover Memories

Intro To the Weekly Prompt: Favorite Sleepover Memories

This week’s prompt is about how to tell stories and share favorite Sleepover Memories.  What are your favorite memories from when you were young?  Do you have a funny story that happened at one of these sleepovers, or was it just the best time ever with all your friends?  

I came up with this prompt or this idea a couple of years ago, I don't remember why. I'm sure I've written about it somewhere as to how this inspiration came. Likewise, here you will find some prompts to inspire you. But basically, I was thinking about my kid going to their first sleepover. Or maybe we have someone stay at our house for the first time. 

All of these made me think about the sleepovers I did as a kid and what my favorite sleepovers were. You could decide to write about 

  • a trip
  • vacation you took
  • a backpacking trip 
  • a camping trip
  • when you stayed over your grandparents
  • if you stayed with your cousins
  • if you had friends over

You know, the world is your oyster, whatever memory you want to choose from works. If you don't have any sleepover memories, or they're hard, or they're not something you want to think about, feel free to check this out the window and pick something entirely different. The storytelling method stays the same regardless of what you're using.

Remember this as a guideline. You can use any other prompt you'd like. If you have the printed pages or printed journal, feel free to write whatever you'd like in them and cross things out.

Intro to Story example: Sleeping outside

I think some of my favorite memories where I was sleeping out or sleeping over somewhere really had to do with backpacking and being outside, I love sleeping outside! It's way more fun sleeping outside in the desert than it is in the woods. Mostly because you don't wake up with your sleeping bag wet. I grew up being able to camp outside without a tent, which was amazing. That's a memory that I just cherish, and I loved those outdoor sleeping moments.

What I Want People to Remember About Sleepovers

What I want people to remember about this moment and these types of memories is that every memory is special, no matter how small or insignificant it may seem. It doesn’t matter if your sleepover memory is important to you because it had to do with family, or the travel or where you were, or when you were when it happened or what happened. Everything is valid! It can be as simple as I love being outside and that's where I'm happiest. 

What’s Next

How did your story turn out this week? I’d love to hear about it. This weekly prompt has been really fun to write about, and there are so many more prompts in our toolkit for you to explore! Check them all out right here.