to Know Your Ancestors activity day
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
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:
Here they got to tell everyone who they were
and tell their story of their ancestor. I think they played a game before
hand, trying to match the primary child to the pictures of the ancestors.
Make our temple books. We bought 1'' binders
and spray glued some fabric on the front and a cut out paper that said
"My Temple Book" and had a silhouette of a temple on it and a space for
their names. The children then decorated them to their hearts content.
We made a printout about the Raleigh Temple (the closest temple to us)
to put in the front of the book and of course are adding the Ancestor sheets
Decorating temple cookies. They had white frosting
and all kinds of sprinkles to put on top. While they were frosting The
2nd Counselor did some temple trivia, and after they were finished there
where lego's that they could build their own temple with.
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.