What activities has your family done at reunions to engage all ages? How have you passed down important family stories, values, and heritage at these gatherings? Share your family’s reunion traditions with us this month in our blog link up. Here are some ideas for what to post.
- Tutorial for creating a family history game or activity for a reunion
- Description of past family reunions and the family history related activities
- Reunion traditions of your family over the years
- How you or your kids have benefited from the inter-generational connections made at reunions
- Most meaningful family history moment at a reunion
- Ideas for engaging all ages in family history tasks at the reunion
I’ve come across many wonderful descriptions of family reunions and the creative ideas that others have carried out. Check out a list of those here: Web Index of Family History Ideas for Children and Teens (you’ll see the reunion category about halfway down the page).
Why is there a “Family History for Children” blog link up?
The idea for a blog link up focused on family history for children began after RootsTech 2017. Myself (Nicole Dyer), Melissa Finlay, and Emily Schroeder gave a presentation there about family history for kids. We wanted to continue sharing and encourage others to share ideas for how to engage children in this important aspect of history. As we discussed ideas for this, I got the idea for a link up.
I know many people are doing fun things to engage their children. After our RootsTech class, several attendees came up to chat about the unique things they have done. I also know that people are searching for ideas for kids to do at their reunions, family discovery day events, at home, and so on. Lots of us want to include young people in their family history endeavors but need more ideas. I started the link up to encourage the flow of ideas in this area. Read about why you would want to share family history with children at our very first link up here.
How to Join
Submit your photo and link by August 22. Here are the steps to join:
1. Create a post and pinterest type image (tall rectangle about 735 x 1102 pixels) to share in the link up.
2. Join this google photo album: August Link Up Google Photos Album
3. Upload your image by August 22.
4. Include your post title and link in the info / description section.
5. Set your post to publish on August 23 and link back to this page. If you’d like to, you can use the photos and link up to the other bloggers posts. Feel free to use the images I created.
6. On August 23, share the link up on social media using #FHforChildren. Share 2-3 of your favorite posts from fellow bloggers in the link up.
Thanks for joining the link up! Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions and/or suggestions for future link ups. See all the link ups here: Family History for Children Blog Link Up