10 Ways to Get Creative with the Kids This Summer

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Old family photos encourage young people to become interested in their heritage and also bring precious family memories to life. Add photos to your family site on MyHeritage to add color to your family tree and to preserve those photos for future generations.

Summer vacation presents the perfect opportunity to dig out your stash of old family photos and do something meaningful with the kids. What family history activities do you have planned for the summer?

For new ideas, check out these fun ways to get creative with family photos. They’ll help fill time during the school break and may make beautiful additions to your home that showcase your family legacy.

  1. Turn old family photos into elaborate coloring pages

    (Credit: www.reallycolor.com)

  2. Paint a family tree mural and add photos – easy and fun!

    (Credit: Better Homes and Garden)
  3. DIY board game for kids.

    (Credit: potholesandpantyhose.com)
  4. Piece together your family history with a puzzle of ancestors.

    (Credit: gen-reflections.blogspot.com)
  5. Have fun with family tree stickers and decorate the kids’ bedrooms.

    (Credit: hearthsong.com)
  6. Make picture magnets from old family photos.

    (Credit: kids.familytreemagazine.com)
  7. Make a “Guess the Ancestor” game.

    (Credit: turningtheirhearts.blogspot)
  8. Create these beautiful accordion cards – the perfect gift!

    (Credit: MarthaStewart.com)
  9. A photo in a jar creates a time capsule.
    (Credit: kellicrowe.typepad.com)

  10. Create your ancestral map.

    (Credit: preservingheritage.blogspot.com)

    Which project do you like best?

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  • Eileen S Phelps


    August 13, 2016

    I wish you’d published this sooner, but it suggests wonderful ideas for family get-togethers and gifts for the holidays, as well as family reunions next summer.