Family History Activities For Kids

Are you looking for fun ways to engage kids in finding family history? We’ve recently added to our collection of downloadable family trees with new activity sheets for kids of all ages.

Find all of these tools on our family history page!

Our new Family Record chart is based on a frakturs – illustrated family records – from the holdings of the National Archives. You can explore these artistic documents on DocsTeach, our online tool for teaching with documents.


Kids can use the Immigration Journey map to record where in the world their family originated from. They can use the Migration Journey map to show where their family lived when they first came to the United States and where they moved.

We also have a variety of family trees fitting a variety of family types!

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4 thoughts on “Family History Activities For Kids

  1. Because of quarantine, we all have to stay at home for a long time. It was a bit difficult for me as I had to stay with two of my children (3 and 8 y.o) and worked at the same time from home. I started to looking for entertaining activities for them on the Internet. And we decided to start making a family tree. At first, we downloaded a family tree template for kids. They colored it themselves. But it was so exciting both for me and my kids to learn more about the family, that we decided to continue and registered to the family tree maker to create a big family tree. I told them everything that I Knew about our ancestors. My elder daughter added this information to the family chart. Now we asked my parents to tell them more about our family history. It’s great that one-day activity becomes a hobby for all family.

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