Family Tree Matching Game for Kids

Family Tree Matching Game for Kids

 

Create Your Family Tree Keepsake

After logging onto Family Search and discovering the new customizeable and printable family trees, I knew exactly what I wanted to make – an interactive art project for my child’s room.

Family Tree Matching Game for Kids

The family tree art is pretty enough to stand alone, but I wanted something to draw my children into family history. Something to start conversations. So I took the printable family tree, enlarged it, and turned it into a matching game. My kids were begging to play it before I even finished all the laminating and velcroing!

Family Tree Activity - So fun for kids!

 

 

Here’s how I made it:

I enlarged my family tree to an 11×14 and had 2 printed and laminated at my local print shop. Guess how much it cost? Only $5!

Family Tree Matching Game for Kids

Family Tree Matching Game for Kids

 

An alternative is to just have one laminated. Cut out the leaves on the second page before laminating it at home. This ended up being a little tricky so I would recommend just printing at the print shop.

I cut out the leaves from one print and attached velcro to each of the leaves. I put the other side of the velcro on the matching leaf.

Family Tree Matching Game for Kids

Family Tree Matching Game for Kids

Then the fun began. Before I even finished making the family tree, my six year old was asking questions about the names. Which leaf is mine? Who is that? Can you tell me a story about them? Matching the names on the leaves to the names on the tree became a fun and engaging way for my six year old to dive into family history.

Family Tree Matching Game for Kids

This project was featured on Studio 5 by Family Search. Check it out here!

Looking for more ideas of how to make Family History fun for kids? Check out thisĀ Family History Bingo.

Family History Bingo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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