Introducing the Surname Train! It's a very simple concept: One engine per surname, and then each individual family member gets his or her own train car, on which his/her photo and full name are included. Kids are able to visually put the faces with the surnames.
With older children, you may want to write birth years on the back of each train car, and then ask them to put the cars in chronological order when assembling each train.
And, hey, my train engine and cars template is FREE! Click on either photo below to be directed to a downloadable two-page PDF for your personal use. Simply print, cut, and create!