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WEEK ONE

Activity 1: Creating a Family Tree

What better way to start than by creating a family tree? Encourage your little one to ask questions about their family history. Use the family tree packet provided and let their creativity flow. They can draw pictures of their family members and write their names. This activity helps them understand the concept of generations and strengthens their bond with their family.

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Activity 2: Interviewing Family Members

Time to put those interviewing skills to use! Have your kindergartener interview their family members about their childhood, favorite traditions, and memorable experiences. They can use our family interview packet below and record the answers. This activity promotes communication and listening skills and allows children to learn from their elders and gain insights into their family's past.

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WEEK TWO

Activity 1. Explore Old Photographs

Gather old family photographs and explore them together. Encourage your kindergartener to observe the clothing, hairstyles, and settings in the pictures. Ask open-ended questions like "What do you think they were doing in this photo?" or "How do you think life was different back then?"

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Activity 2. Play "Guess the Relative"

Make a game from family photos by playing "Guess the Relative" with your kindergartener. Show them a picture and ask them to guess the family member's name and relationship. This activity reinforces their knowledge of family members and makes learning fun and interactive.

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WEEK THREE

Activity 1. Create a Time Capsule

Together with your kindergartener, create a time capsule that represents their life and family at this moment. Include drawings, photographs, and small mementos. Bury or store the time capsule in a safe place and set a date in the future to open it and reminisce about the memories. Use our time capsule packet below to help get you started.

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Activity 2. Cook Family Recipes

Choose a traditional family recipe and involve your kindergartener in the cooking process. Talk about the origins of the recipe, who used to cook it, and any special occasions associated with it. This activity not only introduces children to their culinary heritage but also develops their fine motor skills and understanding of measurements.

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WEEK FOUR

Activity 1. Celebrate Cultural Holidays

Research and celebrate cultural holidays that are part of your family's heritage. Teach your kindergartener about the significance of these holidays, the traditional customs, and the stories behind them. Engage in related activities such as crafts, music, or traditional games.

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Activity 2. Create a Family Storybook

Help your kindergartener create a family storybook by writing and illustrating stories based on their family history. Encourage them to include anecdotes, legends, or memorable moments. This activity enhances their literacy skills and allows them to express their creativity.

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Exploring family history with kindergarteners is a rewarding and enriching experience. It helps them develop a strong sense of self, appreciate their roots, and build connections with their family members. Engaging in these activities lays the foundation for a lifelong interest in their family's heritage.

Encourage a job well done and present this reward to your little one for completing their first month of Little Lion history lessons.

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