Kids will love sharing what they’ve learned about their family history and heritage with these 9 family tree activities– such a fun way to explore genealogy! (Also, be sure to check out our list of family-themed picture books for kids at the end of the post.)
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Back when I was a classroom teacher, one of my students’ favorite subjects of the school year was learning about their family history and sharing the information they learned with their classmates. And now I’m loving getting to see my own child showing such an interest in her genealogy. Lucy has been absolutely fascinated with learning about her heritage and ancestors.
There’s so many ways to make exploring your family history meaningful for children both at home and in the classroom. Below are 9 of my favorites- you’ll find options for a wide range of ages! This post contains affiliate links.
Questions for Discussion During a Family History Unit
- What makes a family?
- How are families the same and different?
- Where do families live?
9 Family Tree Activities for Kids
The Keeping Quilt Family Tree Craft from Buggy and Buddy
Family Tree Painted Leaves Craft from The Preschool Toolbox
Family Tree Sensory Box from Little Bins for Little Hands
Peek-A-Boo Family Tree from No Time for Flashcards
Family Handprint Apple Tree from I Can Teach My Child
Sorting Family Members from Still Playing School
Family Apple Tree from Teach Preschool
Family Handprint and Footprint Fall Tree from Reading Confetti
Create a Family Tree from Play Dr. Mom
Children’s Picture Books about Family
The Relatives Came by Cynthia Rylant
The Keeping Quilt by Patricia Polacco
The Kids’ Family Tree Book by Caroline Leavitt