I created another worksheet to go along with the table that helps children gather data about inherited traits from their family members. I figured it would be fun to map out what they know on a family tree!
This worksheet allows children to color their own eye color and hair color on the family tree, then check boxes that say if they have a hitchhikers thumb, long second toe, and attached earlobes. Then they can do the same for their parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents. It might take some interviewing and asking around to see if parents and grandparents know the features of their parents. You can also look at photos (if they are in color) to try and determine these things also. All fun activities to do together!
To download the worksheet, click here:
My inspiration for this worksheet came from the book, “The One and Only Me” by Ana Killoran, a book about genes and family history for children. Check it out! (This is an affiliate link). One of the pages shows how the little girl in the book inherited red hair even though her parents don’t have red hair. I thought it was the best spread in the whole book!
This is part of the #FHforChildren blog link up about teaching children genealogy skills. Check it out: