Getting to Know Your Ancestors activity day
(by Marci, North Carolina)

We asked all the children to find an ancestor that they would like to dress up as and tell a story about.

We also asked them to bring a picture of that ancestor and handed out Ancestor sheets that they could fill out on their ancestor.

We asked for info like Name, Birth Date, Marriage Date, Spouse's Name, Children's names, Death Date and then left enough space for a story or info on their ancestor.

Of course we started asking for all this about a month prior to the activity.

We had 3 different stations:

This Activity day worked out really well. The main thing is that we really had to announce to the parents that we needed pictures and info on the ancestors every chance we could get.