2.) Share an ancestor's sports photo, uniform, or award.
3.) Share an ancestor's wedding photo.
4.) Watch a movie or TV show an ancestor enjoyed.
5.) Share a photo of an ancestor as a child.
6.) Have the child interview an elder family member.
7.) Have the child photograph or videotape an elder family member.
8.) Read a newspaper article about an ancestor.
9.) Share an heirloom an ancestor made or crafted.
10.) Watch old family home movies.
11.) Play a popular game from an ancestor's youth.
12.) Sing a popular song from an ancestor's youth.
13.) Learn a popular dance from an ancestor's youth.
14.) Share a map of an ancestor's town, state, or nation.
15.) Tell the child a story or memory about one of your grandparents.
16.) Read a popular children's book from an ancestor's youth.
17.) Try a hobby an ancestor enjoyed.
18.) Learn about popular clothing styles from an ancestor's youth.
19.) Draw a sketch of an old family photo.
20.) Learn about an ancestor's job.
21.) Share a photo of an ancestor's home or workplace.
22.) Visit a family cemetery or share photos of ancestor gravestones.
23.) Learn about popular hairstyles from an ancestor's youth.
24.) Learn about transportation and travel during an ancestor's youth.
25.) Cook or bake (and eat!) an ancestor's recipe.
26.) Learn about an ancestor's home country, language, and culture.
27.) Look at differences in invention/technology between an ancestor's date of birth and date of death.
28.) Look at famous paintings or sculptures made during an ancestor's childhood.
29.) Eat a meal with family heirloom dinnerware and/or silverware.
30.) Play dress-up with an ancestor's old clothing, jewelry, hats, or other accessories.
31.) Make a hands-on, interactive family tree or pedigree chart. (Click here for ideas.)
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