Are you already preparing for the holidays and thinking about something special to give the children in your life? It’s that time again. Sometimes I put off thinking about gifts until the last minute, but with special or homemade gifts, I know that I have to get going on those a few months in advance. […]
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As a genealogist and a former teacher, I am fascinated by the idea of students discovering history by researching their own ancestors. When I taught U.S. and World History to 6-8th graders, I was so overwhelmed by the amount of work required, that I barely had enough time to create each of my 3 lesson […]
Addi’s Nest is a family history themed kid’s subscription box filled with books, games, activities, and crafts that help kids have meaningful family experiences! We received the first box free in order to get the word out and write a review. The theme for this box was “Tell Me a Story.” Each activity/craft had […]
Do students learn history better through the eyes of their own ancestors? I think so! When I was in 8th grade, our school held a cultural fair. It was one of the most memorable school projects I did. Not only was my teacher that year one of my favorite people ever, but she had a […]
At RootsTech in February, a reader pointed us to a new app for finding family names for the temple. It’s called “Take A Name” by Kinpoint. I tried it out, and it’s pretty great! Within about 15 minutes, the app scanned my tree and found 70 names and 174 ordinances. It also told me how […]
I recently helped with a neighboring stake’s Family Discovery Day. I was delighted to be contacted about it. We came up with family history ideas to keep the children busy for 3 hours while their parents attended the classes. I was just one of the people who helped, and each person who did had unique […]
Two years ago, my Dad’s family gathered for an epic reunion. His parents, their 10 children and spouses, and over 50 of their grandchildren convened for several days of activities and evening programs. One evening included a songwriting activity that turned out to be entertaining and storytelling-inducing. Each family was given a piece of […]
When the family is all together at a reunion, it’s a great time to celebrate the family stories that we all share. We did this at my dad’s family reunion with his 9 siblings a couple years ago. I wrote about the ancestor skits we did in this post: How to Do an Ancestor Skit Night […]
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RootsTech Class: Kid Genealogists
- Research Logs: The Key to Organizing Your Family History
- Family History for Children and Teens
- Kid General Authorities Coloring Book and Matching Game
- Should We Honor Confederate Ancestors on Memorial Day?
- MISSION POSSIBLE Youth Activity
- How to Transfer a Family Tree to FamilySearch
- Make a Pie Chart of your Ancestors’ Home Countries with Grandma’s Pie
- Following the Prince of Peace to Higher Ground
- Teaching Family History with a Family Map Game
- 15 Genetics Activities for Kids