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My kids are at the age that they are always asking questions about what it was like when I was a kid and what it was like when their grandparents were kids so I thought it would be fun for them to learn about some family history and how they can be involved. I have come up with five ways they can get involved in their own family history!!
5 Fun Ways for Kids to Get Involved in Family History
For Christmas last year I gave my kids scrapbooks with paper, stickers, glue sticks, and pictures. They have had a great time putting their memories in their scrapbooks and have loved sharing them. It is interesting to me that the stuff they want to put in their books is totally different than what I would put in a family book so this is a fabulous way to preserve those memories to pass down to future generations!
My daughter who is 11 is an avid journal writer. She writes everyday and really wishes I had kept one as a kid. To get my kids excited about journaling we had a party with friends and they all made their own. The kids had a blast creating them and had a really fun time writing in them when we were done!
Getting the kids to interview a grandparent or great grandparent is a great way for them to learn about them first hand. The interviews can be recorded and later written down. The recordings are great to have to hear their voices too!!
Create fun family traditions that can be passed down for many generations. For example every Christmas we use an activity advent and do lots of activities like go see the snow, go out for ice cream, make gingerbread houses etc. My kids talk about this all year long and love it. You can check out how I made ours here and lots of ideas for the traditions here!
This is my kids favorite one by far! Dust off all of those old family movies on VHS and watch them. Now if you are anything like me you haven’t had a VHS player in years but thanks to YesVideo that is no longer a problem! I mailed my family videos to Yes Video and they made them in to DVD’s for us all to enjoy. The Yes Video DVD’s come with pictures on the cover so you know what is on it! Super cute and functional too!
The kids have had a blast looking at the old videos. Their favorite is the one that we made for our wedding of baby pictures of my husband and I. They love looking at the pictures and comparing who looks like who.
How do you get your kids involved in family history?
I would love to hear your ideas!!