Family Tree Activity
We are almost a month into the “stay at home” order, and our minds have really starting to notice it. I usually feel inspired with new learning activities on the go, but lately I don’t have it in me. We are used to several library trips a week where we can take out books on subjects that interest us, and that are often spur of the moment ideas. We would spend hours looking for books and it brought me so much joy, seeing what they would choose. Now everything is different. Everything has changed.
I wanted to bring both learning and family together, especially in a time like this.
The kids are also used to visiting grandma and grandpa frequently, and this week it really hit them that it would be awhile longer before we can visit again. Although the kids seem resilient and are keeping busy, not being able to see family has been a struggle. This is why I wanted to bring both learning and family together, especially in a time like this. That is when I came up with doing a family tree.
A family tree covers several core subjects such as social studies, geography, English and science. Both kids absolutely loved seeing how far back we could go and when each side of the family came to North America. From there we began researching if our ancestors went through a similar situation and it brought such hope knowing we could get through this too.
They are proud of their finished projects and now they are asking to go as far back as when the first humans came to North America. Have you and your children made a family tree?