Climbing The Family Tree – Free Printable

Family dinner with Superman’s side is 20 people.

I kid you not.  It’s a beautiful, loud, loving group, and when I first started coming as a newlywed, it was terrifying.  🙂  Family is so important, and we want our kids to grow up with deep and lasting relationships with our family – not just the 5 of us, but the whole big clans on each side.  Giving our kids a heritage of family ties?  Priceless.  To encourage this, I thought it would be fun to have this month’s family date day be a whole week of learning about and celebrating family.

Climbing the family tree, so to speak! 🙂

We started with a list of questions which we emailed out to the gang, and then we got to tabulate the results.  What followed was the fun of celebrating each of the unique people that are part of our lives forever.

Doesn’t that sound fun?  If you want to join us, read on!

Here’s where you start:

  • Email/Interview your victims loved ones.  My email said something like:

“Hi guys!  Alaina is going to put together a fun report about her family tree, and we need your help!  We are going to study YOU this coming week.  Can you pick a couple of questions to answer, and reply back so we can tabulate the results?  Stay tuned for an update after this week!  Thanks a million!

QUESTIONS:

  •   Favorite Breakfast foods
  •   Favorite Lunch foods
  •   Favorite Dinner foods
  •   Favorite Desserts
  •   Favorite Thirst Quenchers
  •   Favorite Kid’s Book
  •   Favorite Way to Relax
  •   Favorite Songs
  •   Favorite Movie
  •  Favorite Movie Munchies
  •  Anything else you want to add! 😊”

We got such fun answers (to maintain family confidentiality, we can’t divulge the super secret results, but some of them were silly, some were expected, and some were surprising!)  You never know what you’re going to find, and it is so fun to celebrate the family that you have.

  • Now that you have all the results, put it together in one place – I recommend a binder.  You can print off one of these pages for each person: Climbing The Family Tree About Page, and just fill in each of the blanks.  The kiddos can draw a picture of the loved one, or one of the things that the loved one enjoys, and BAM!  You have a special, personalized book that will become a family treasure for years to come.

I’m over at EvenHeroesHaveBeds today…join me for some tree climbing, heritage-celebrating fun!

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