Family History: Activities & Games

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Present Family History

Friend March 2018 “A Family Timelime” On cups, put pictures that represent each year of the family. Mix the cups up and see if family members can put them in the right order.






Present & Past Family History







See  more “Family History Mystery” in each Friend in 2015- March, April  May , June, July, Sept., Oct., Nov., Dec.


Friend January 2018 “Ready, Set, Go” Do the activity and earn a badge each month. First activity is to decorate a file, binder or box to put family history items in. Also, sign up for This activity could be used for a Personal Progress or Faith in God project. Additional stamps and badge keepers can be found here,

Friend January 2018







Friend March 2018 “A Family Timeline”

Friend April 2018 “Create a Profile”





Friend May 2018 “Fill Your Family Tree”





Friend June 2018 “Watch and Listen” Write family names on Bingo board and then look at family pictures or videos and mark when you see that person. Try to get three in a row. Also, record a family member’s story and put it on





Friend July 2018 “Find the people in your family tree who were pioneers, such as the first person to join the church or the first to graduate from college.





Friend August 2018 “Temple Tracker” Some of your ancestors might need ordinances done for them in the temple. Use the chart below to keep track.





Friend September 2018 “Learn To Index” Indexing is looking at handwritten records, like birth certificates, and typing the information into a computer program. Practice indexing by doing this activity.





Friend October 2018 “Temple Time” Look through your family tree on and find as many temples as you can in your family history! Also, make a temple puzzle.  (Activity Idea: For each temple you find in your family tree, put a piece of the puzzle together. Add more puzzle pieces by having family members (or friends) do the work for your ancestors in the temple.)




Friend November 2018 “Grow a Family Gratitude Tree” You know about a family tree, and maybe you’ve heard of a gratitude tree. This month, squish the two together and make a family gratitude tree! Put a paper tree trunk and branches on your wall. Then cut out lots of paper leaves. On each leaf, finish one of these sentences:

I’m grateful for my family because …
I’m grateful for family history because …
I’m grateful for temples because …
You can also add leaves throughout the month about anything else you’re grateful for!





Friend December 2018 “Quest Complete” Write down a favorite family recipe and add it to your folder. Afterwards, print the quest completion certificate and celebrate what you’ve learned this year.

Friend March 1982

Friend March 1982

Friend April 1980

Friend April 1980




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