We are teaching our daughters a little family history and made small and simple pedigree charts.
It is amazing to find out what they don't know--especially when we thought they knew some of this stuff!
My daughters were so surprised just to learn the full names of their Grandmas and Grandpas. We don't live close to any family members and they don't see them very often so this was a great way to make it all a little more real.
I made most of the parts for this on my Silhouette machine, but it could be just as easily done with stickers, stamps, or drawings. The birds were precut in lots of colors so they could pick which ones they wanted. I laid out the materials and they were so excited to be given free reign and even use some things I don't normally let them use!
We gave them some ideas of how to set up their trees so that it showed a pedigree and then let them go for it. The two older girls did a fabulous job and, although their pictures look pretty similar at first glance, they are actually pretty different.
They were pretty proud of themselves, too.
So, I framed it and hung it in my girls' rooms!
I'm linking this project HERE.