In-Home ActivitiesThese in-home family activities help you discover, gather, and connect your family—past and present.
These in-home family activities help you discover, gather, and connect your family—past and present.
Activities to help you discover who you are.
Do you know the story behind your name? Knowing about your name can help give you a sense of identity. Names also connect us to our ancestors.
Time Capsule Questions
You are only your age once. Take some time to think about your life at this age. What do you enjoy and why? Answering questions like these may help your future family understand what you were like.
Knowing who you are can help build your confidence. Learning more about your interests can help you decide what kind of person you want to be.
Where I’m From
Where you live has an impact on what you do and who you are. Remembering where you came from can help you know where you want to go in life.
Keep a Journal My Way
Family history is what happens to you every day. Making a record of your life will help you remember that God loves you—on both the good and the bad days.
My Voice, My Experiences
Your voice is unique, and so are your experiences. Retelling experiences that you have gone through can help you overcome obstacles in the future.
Remembering My Photos
Everybody has a unique life story. Photos help us remember the past but they don't tell us everything! Your photos need your voice to make the story complete.
The Year I Was Born
What do you know about the year you were born? It can be fun to learn more about what life was like when you came into your family.
My Records and Their Records
Records are evidence that you lived in certain places at certain times. Records are an important part of family history.
Weakness to Strength
Everyone has weaknesses. As you exercise faith and ask for help, Heavenly Father promises to “make weak things become strong” (Ether 12:27). As you learn stories of how others overcame weaknesses, your faith grows.
Activities to help you discover your family, both the living and those who have passed on.
Family Trivia Game
Do you know your family members as well as you think you do? When you can show that you know your family members, it’s a sign that you care about them.
Family traditions are part of what makes your family different than anyone else’s. The traditions you have may have been passed down and will help shape who you are and who you will become.
This Is Who We Are
Your family has a unique mission and each family member plays an important part. Recognizing where you’ve been, where you are, and where you’re going can help your family be stronger and achieve more.
We Bounce Back!
Apart from the Savior, everyone who has lived on earth has made mistakes. What matters is that we bounce back, learn, and grow from them. The more stories you know of your family bouncing back from hard times the easier it will be for you to bounce back when life gets hard.
Walk Where They Walked
When you visit a place either in person or virtually where your ancestors lived, it helps you feel connected to them.
Eat What They Ate
Eating the same foods your ancestors ate is a great way to connect with them and to experience in one small way what their life was like.
Feel What They Felt
When you try to understand what life was like for an ancestor, you see him or her differently.
Touch What They Touched
Touching family heirlooms and learning their history creates a bridge between past and present generations.
Hear What They Heard
Hearing ancestors’ voices helps us bond with them in a special way. When you hear a story from their point of view, you can better connect with them.
My Family Tree
The names in your family tree aren’t just names— they are real people. Because of them, you are here. You may learn new things about yourself as you learn about them.
Fill In The Blanks
Every person in your family deserves to be remembered, but not everyone in your family tree may have photos or stories to help them be remembered.
Save a Memory That Could Be Lost
A memory is lost when a family member passes away before the memory has been shared and saved. Don’t wait another day. Save a family memory before it’s lost.
Many people collect things: coins, rocks, trophies—even bugs! Collections represent things that are important to us. Learning about what family members collected can help you appreciate them in new ways.
Pioneers and Heroes: Past and Present
A pioneer is someone in a group or family who is one of the first to do something: move to a new country or area, convert to a new faith, graduate from college, or even just trying something new. Heroes are people we look up to because of the lives they led and sacrifices they’ve made for others. Learning about pioneers and heroes in your family tree can be fun and inspiring!