The Buffalo County Historical Society in Nebraska is doing something about "Getting Kids Involved in Genealogy."
The link provides some interesting ideas for projects - do read the complete article for more details.
- Many children come from non-traditional homes - drawing a family tree is more difficult. A family garden is an easier way to show the relationships kids' have with their siblings, parents, and grandparents.
- Making shadow boxes containing pictures of grandparents with stories and objects in the background. Each box was a different story, can be passed down and may become heirlooms.
- Ancestry.com: Have young people view photocopies of ancestors' signatures, discuss the different in handwriting. Have them look through old family photos and redraw them to learn the stories.
- Digupyourroots.com: Have young people create a family newsletter and interview relatives for stories, make a calendar of family events, include family photos. Look for the Just for Kids link, bottom left of that page.
Read the complete article for more details.