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Children love to learn about the world they live in as well as the family they belong to. The following links, charts, and exercises will provide some helpful ways to help teach your children all about their current and extended family.  
 
Children love to learn about the world they live in as well as the family they belong to. The following links, charts, and exercises will provide some helpful ways to help teach your children all about their current and extended family.  
  
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== Your Place in History&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; [[Image:Sea-capt-w-telescope.jpg]]  ==
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== Your Place in History&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; [[Image:Sea-capt-w-telescope.jpg|frame|Sea-capt-w-telescope.jpg]]  ==
  
 
Create&nbsp;fun and interesting timelines:  
 
Create&nbsp;fun and interesting timelines:  
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*Discover interesting facts and [http://www.ask.com '''events'''] that happened during your own lifetime or in an ancestors' lifetime.  
 
*Discover interesting facts and [http://www.ask.com '''events'''] that happened during your own lifetime or in an ancestors' lifetime.  
 
*Visit and learn about the [http://www.wikipedia.org '''places'''] where you and your ancestors lived.  
 
*Visit and learn about the [http://www.wikipedia.org '''places'''] where you and your ancestors lived.  
*Create a timeline either for you or an ancestor. This can be done either [http://www.teach-nology.com/web_tools/materials/timeline/ '''online'''] or [http://ldsslcn029/Your%20Place%20in%20History/historicatimeline.pdf '''print'''] one to fill in and put in your memory book.
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*Create a timeline either for you or an ancestor. This can be done either [http://www.teach-nology.com/web_tools/materials/timeline/ '''online'''] or [https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/f/f6/Blank_Time_Line_for_My_Ancestor.pdf '''print'''] one to fill in and put in your memory book.
  
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== <br>&nbsp;Your Genealogy&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Image:Joseph-smith-fam-tree-half-size.jpg|235x153px]]  ==
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== [[Image:Joseph-smith-fam-tree-half-size.jpg|226x200px|Joseph-smith-fam-tree-half-size.jpg]]<br>Your Genealogy&nbsp;&nbsp; ==
  
 
Gather together family information and record it on the following forms:  
 
Gather together family information and record it on the following forms:  
  
*A fill-in '''[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/File:My-family-tree-w-fillins.pdf 3 Generation Pedigree Chart] '''that can be printed and framed.  
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*An online&nbsp;fill-in '''[https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/5/5f/MGC-childfamilytree.pdf 3 Generation Pedigree Chart] '''that can be printed and framed.  
*A fill-in [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/File:4-gen-ftc.doc '''4 Generation Pedigree Chart'''] that can be printed and framed.  
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*A 'print and fill-in' [https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/6/69/3_Generation_Family_Tree_Large_Boxes.pdf 3-Generation Pedigree Chart]
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*A fill-in [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/images/a/af/4-gen-ftc.doc '''4 Generation Pedigree Chart'''] that can be printed and framed.  
 
*The [http://disney.go.com/disneyvideos/animatedfilms/tiggermovie/familytree.html '''Tigger Movie FamilyTree''']&nbsp;- Choose from 3 different designs.  
 
*The [http://disney.go.com/disneyvideos/animatedfilms/tiggermovie/familytree.html '''Tigger Movie FamilyTree''']&nbsp;- Choose from 3 different designs.  
*A Fun [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/File:New-children%27s-fgr-1.pdf Childrens' fill-in Family Group Record]&nbsp;that can be printed for personal Book of Remembrance.  
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*A Fun [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/images/0/09/New-children%27s-fgr-1.pdf '''Childrens' fill-in Family Group Record''']&nbsp;that can be printed for personal Book of Remembrance.  
 
*Learn what your '''[http://www.last-names.net/ family surname] '''means.  
 
*Learn what your '''[http://www.last-names.net/ family surname] '''means.  
*Locate an ancestor in the [http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails&c=fs%3A1417683 '''1880 US Census'''], [http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails&c=fs%3A1325221 '''1900 US Census'''], or the [http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails&c=fs%3A1488411 '''1920 US Census'''].
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*Locate an ancestor in the [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1417683 '''1880 US Census'''],[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1610551 '''1890 US Census'''], [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1325221 '''1900 US Census'''], [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1727033 '''1910 US Census'''] or the [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1488411 '''1920 US Census''']. or [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1810731 '''1930 US Census'''] <br>
  
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== [[Image:Scrapbk.jpg|border|right|200x200px|Scrapbk.jpg]]&nbsp; Memories and Completing Youth Projects  ==
 
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== [[Image:Scrapbk.jpg|109x92px]]Memories and Completing Youth Projects  ==
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Family History provides the opportunity to learn about family members who are living and those who have passed away. Photos, letters, awards and newspaper articles are often items left behind that tell the story of your ancestor. Sharing and organizing this information can be a lot of fun!  
 
Family History provides the opportunity to learn about family members who are living and those who have passed away. Photos, letters, awards and newspaper articles are often items left behind that tell the story of your ancestor. Sharing and organizing this information can be a lot of fun!  
  
*A printable "'''[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/File:Myjournal1.pdf My Journal]'''" provides places to talk about your favorite things to do, your goals, and so much more!  
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*A printable "'''[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/images/6/6d/Myjournal1.pdf My Journal]'''" provides places to talk about your favorite things to do, your goals, and so much more!  
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*"[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/images/f/f2/Fs-brand-my-baptism-boy.pdf '''My Baptism''']" page (boy)
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*"[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/images/9/91/Fs-brand-my-baptism-girl.pdf '''My Baptism''']" page (girl)
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*A printable "'''[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/images/6/64/Lifestory.pdf LifeStory]'''" to enjoy and add to over time.
 
*Create slideshows,&nbsp;e-greetings, scrapbooks, invitations and collages&nbsp;with&nbsp;[http://www.smilebox.com/ '''Smilebox'''].  
 
*Create slideshows,&nbsp;e-greetings, scrapbooks, invitations and collages&nbsp;with&nbsp;[http://www.smilebox.com/ '''Smilebox'''].  
*Create a photo book using scanned photos at [http://www.picaboo.com/ '''Picaboo'''] with your parents help.  
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*Create a photo book using scanned photos at [http://www.picaboo.com/ '''Picaboo'''], [http://www.shutterfly.com '''Shutterfly'''], [http://www.snapfish.com '''Snapfish'''], [http://www.artscow.com '''ArtsCow'''], or '''[http://www.lulu.com/publish/ Lulu]''' with your parents help.  
 
*Work on your "''Faith in God''" program requirements for '''[http://www.lds.org/ldsorg/v/index.jsp?locale=0&sourceId=6459991a83d20110VgnVCM100000176f620a____&vgnextoid=e59c5f74db46c010VgnVCM1000004d82620aRCRD Girls]'''&nbsp;or '''[http://www.lds.org/ldsorg/v/index.jsp?locale=0&sourceId=1d98991a83d20110VgnVCM100000176f620a____&vgnextoid=e59c5f74db46c010VgnVCM1000004d82620aRCRD Boys].'''  
 
*Work on your "''Faith in God''" program requirements for '''[http://www.lds.org/ldsorg/v/index.jsp?locale=0&sourceId=6459991a83d20110VgnVCM100000176f620a____&vgnextoid=e59c5f74db46c010VgnVCM1000004d82620aRCRD Girls]'''&nbsp;or '''[http://www.lds.org/ldsorg/v/index.jsp?locale=0&sourceId=1d98991a83d20110VgnVCM100000176f620a____&vgnextoid=e59c5f74db46c010VgnVCM1000004d82620aRCRD Boys].'''  
 
*Cub Scout Requirements: '''[http://usscouts.org/advance/cubscout/bobcat.asp Bobcat Rank], [http://usscouts.org/advance/cubscout/cstiger.asp Tiger Cub Program], [http://usscouts.org/advance/cubscout/wolf.asp Wolf], [http://usscouts.org/advance/cubscout/bear.asp Bear], [http://usscouts.org/advance/cubscout/webelos.asp Webelos], [http://usscouts.org/advance/cubscout/arrowoflight.asp Arrow of Light Badge], [http://usscouts.org/advance/cubscout/webbadges.asp Activity Badges], [http://usscouts.org/advance/venturing/intro.asp Venturing]'''  
 
*Cub Scout Requirements: '''[http://usscouts.org/advance/cubscout/bobcat.asp Bobcat Rank], [http://usscouts.org/advance/cubscout/cstiger.asp Tiger Cub Program], [http://usscouts.org/advance/cubscout/wolf.asp Wolf], [http://usscouts.org/advance/cubscout/bear.asp Bear], [http://usscouts.org/advance/cubscout/webelos.asp Webelos], [http://usscouts.org/advance/cubscout/arrowoflight.asp Arrow of Light Badge], [http://usscouts.org/advance/cubscout/webbadges.asp Activity Badges], [http://usscouts.org/advance/venturing/intro.asp Venturing]'''  
 
*Cub Scout Academics:'''[http://usscouts.org/advance/cubscout/academics/heritages.asp Heritages (Family History)]'''  
 
*Cub Scout Academics:'''[http://usscouts.org/advance/cubscout/academics/heritages.asp Heritages (Family History)]'''  
*Bear:'''[http://usscouts.org/advance/cubscout/bear.asp#PAST Family History Reguirements for Family History]'''  
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*Bear:'''[http://usscouts.org/advance/cubscout/bear.asp#PAST Family History Requirements for Family History]'''  
*Conduct a Family Interview with an older family member.
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*Conduct a [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/images/0/01/FS-branded-Telling_a_Family_Story.pdf '''Family Interview'''] with an older family member  
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*Create a '''[http://www.comehome.net/ Family Website]''' together
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== Fun and Games&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;[[Image:Children.jpg|border|center|200x200px|Children.jpg]]  ==
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There are many different interesting and unique activities to help with learning about your ancestors.
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*Print out this '''[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/images/8/8c/Kiddie_Page.pdf Fun Activity Book]&nbsp;'''and explore the library while learning about your ancestors.
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*Design your own '''[http://www.puzzle-maker.com/CW/ CrossWord Puzzle]''' with the names and places of where your ancestors lived
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*Create a puzzle with a scanned photo of your ancestors with [http://kraisoft.com/free-game-downloads/ '''Jigsaw Lite''']. Download and install this software to your computer, then upload a photo and watch it break it into pieces you can put together! Note the link brings you to a number of downloads, look for Jigsaw Lite. It is about the 10th item.
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*Ever wonder what day&nbsp;you were born on or what day your ancestors were born on? Using this '''[http://www.timeanddate.com/calendar/generate.html perpetual calendar]&nbsp;'''you can find it!
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*Learn interesting facts about the '''[http://factfinder.census.gov/home/en/kids/kids.html 50 states in the United States]'''
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*Print out a [http://ldsslcn029/fun%20and%20games/usamaptocolor2.pdf '''map of the United States and color in the various states''']
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*<u></u>[http://www.americangirl.com/fun/ '''American Girl''']
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*[http://linkasaurus.com/ '''Great Sites for Boys''']
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*'''[http://www.kidsites.com/ Great Websites for Kids]'''
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*[http://www.nickjr.com/ '''Nickjr''']
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*[http://www.hbofamily.com/games/index.html '''NBO Family''']
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*[http://www.sesamestreet.org/ '''Sesame Street''']
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*[http://www.bigfishgames.com/ '''BigFish Games''']
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*[http://coloringbookfun.com/ '''Coloring Book Fun''']
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*[http://snowflakes.barkleyus.com/ '''Make a Snow Flake''']
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*[http://www.peepandthebigwideworld.com/ '''Peep and the Big Wide World''']
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*[http://pbskids.org/ '''PBS Kids''']
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*'''[http://tv.disney.go.com/playhouse/index.html Disney Playhouse]'''
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'''Additional Activities in this Wiki:'''<br>
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*Have older children? Check out our '''[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Family_History_Activities_for_Children:_12-%3F 12-? Fun and Games Section here]'''!
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*[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Family_History_Activities_for_Youth '''Family History for Youth''']
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*'''[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Involve_Children_and_Youth_in_Family_History Involve Children and Youth in Family History]'''
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*'''[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/FamilySearch_Kids_Camp FamilySearch Kids Camp]'''
  
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Latest revision as of 19:41, 11 June 2013

Children love to learn about the world they live in as well as the family they belong to. The following links, charts, and exercises will provide some helpful ways to help teach your children all about their current and extended family.


Contents

Your Place in History     
Sea-capt-w-telescope.jpg

Create fun and interesting timelines:

  • Important dates in your life or your ancestor's life!
  • Discover interesting facts and events that happened during your own lifetime or in an ancestors' lifetime.
  • Visit and learn about the places where you and your ancestors lived.
  • Create a timeline either for you or an ancestor. This can be done either online or print one to fill in and put in your memory book.


Joseph-smith-fam-tree-half-size.jpg
Your Genealogy  

Gather together family information and record it on the following forms:

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  Memories and Completing Youth Projects

Family History provides the opportunity to learn about family members who are living and those who have passed away. Photos, letters, awards and newspaper articles are often items left behind that tell the story of your ancestor. Sharing and organizing this information can be a lot of fun!


Fun and Games     
Children.jpg

There are many different interesting and unique activities to help with learning about your ancestors.

  • Print out this Fun Activity Book and explore the library while learning about your ancestors.
  • Design your own CrossWord Puzzle with the names and places of where your ancestors lived
  • Create a puzzle with a scanned photo of your ancestors with Jigsaw Lite. Download and install this software to your computer, then upload a photo and watch it break it into pieces you can put together! Note the link brings you to a number of downloads, look for Jigsaw Lite. It is about the 10th item.
  • Ever wonder what day you were born on or what day your ancestors were born on? Using this perpetual calendar you can find it!
  • Learn interesting facts about the 50 states in the United States
  • Print out a map of the United States and color in the various states

Mom-boy-comp.jpg
  Online Games and Websites


Additional Activities in this Wiki:


 

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