Creating lasting memories doesn’t require tons of props or preplanning. In fact, some of the best family activities are just a couple clicks away!
Try some of these fun, easy activities to bring the whole family together, even those who may be far away. Whether online or in person, you can use these simple activities to create family memories and connect with family members in meaningful ways.
Note: Some of these activities may prompt you to log in to your FamilySearch account to better interact with your family tree. If needed, click here to create a new account on FamilySearch. It’s free!
Discover the meaning and origin of your surname. You can also view what countries your surname is most likely to be found in.
Tune into FamilySearch’s upcoming new live social media series for beginner how-tos, record helps, Family Tree app tips, and more!
Compare-a-Face lets you upload photos and see how similar you and your family members look. You can finally settle who looks more like Mom or Dad!
Where Am I From lets you map where your ancestors lived, see where they were during major world events, and learn more about your heritage.
Picture My Heritage lets you virtually wear the traditional clothing of your heritage. You can also see yourself in old, black and white photos.
Record Your Story will prompt you with questions about your family and personal history. You can also use our 52-questions template to begin writing your family story.
Learn about the culture, heritage, and history of where you came from using FamilySearch’s country pages. Don’t know what your heritage is? Here’s how you can find out.
Round up your family, and watch incredible motivational speakers talk about the importance of family.
Cooking together is a wonderful way to connect to family, especially if the food you are making relates to your heritage.
All about Me will tell you fun facts about the year you were born, such as how expensive gas was, the top music of the year, and other cool facts.
FamilySearch Memories organizes and stores cherished family photos and memories. Discover ancestral photos you’ve never seen before!
Create printable Family Tree art to decorate your home! The activity pulls information from your FamilySearch Family Tree.
View a calendar of all your ancestor’s birthdays! Celebrate their birthday by learning more about their life.
Still looking for more ideas? Check out our list of productive things you can do while at home that the whole family can enjoy.
We’d love to hear about your experience with these family activities! Share your experience online with the hashtag #FamilySearchTogether or comment below.
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