Tag: Activities for Children

The Family History Guide’s Quicklist for Creating Family History Memories

There are times we just need an idea for creating a “Family History Memory” for those we love. It could be that the family has gathered, and there is that perfect moment to involve them in family history. It could be that you have a family reunion coming up, or you are planning a holiday celebration or road trip and...

Make Family History with Home Videos – how to create, save and share

In a blog post entitled Creating Traditions That Make Family Memories Cora Foley writes that “Traditions are a set of customs or rituals passed down from one generation to the next. They help shape a family’s legacy, while also instilling family values in its newest members, whether they be a baby or a spouse. Family traditions can also help solidify the bond between...

Anytime Pie Night and Thanksgiving Party Games from The Family History Guide = Holiday Fun!

In many parts of the world, the Thanksgiving holiday is quickly approaching and anticipation is mounting for this perfect opportunity to make fun memories with our families. To add to the festivities, consider planning a  Pie Night to accommodate those family members who can’t make it to Thanksgiving day celebrations (but can join the family another day or time) or plan...

Family History Activities – “I do and I understand”

Much has been written about the benefits of helping children and youth connect to their ancestors through family history activities. For example, research published in Emory University’s Journal of Family Life showed that children and teens who know stories about relatives who came before them show higher levels of emotional well-being and connection –  “Family stories provide a sense of identity through...

Fun with games and apps (links are in The Family History Guide Children’s Section)

 Along with a myriad of activity ideas and resources, The Family History Guide Children’s Section includes links to family history apps and games to give children an alternative to some that are less productive and educational. They are so much fun and a great way to help kids get interested in family history. A few of our grandchildren were playing a game...