For this activity, you will need family photos, clear packing tape, and some sheets of craft foam. You can try to use construction paper, but I've found that it doesn't hold up to the jumping nearly as well as craft foam.
Since St. Patrick's Day is right around the corner, we used some foam shamrocks that I had left over from a party from last year. You can find inexpensive, colorful sheets of craft foam at any craft store or even at Wal-Mart. (The shamrocks, by the way, can be purchased at OrientalTrading.com.)
As I've written before, teaching young children about family history MUST begin with teaching them about current family members and relationships. Doing simple family member recognition games help kids establish that foundation which you can later build upon with stories and facts. For older children, this particular activity can also be done with ancestor photos to make it more challenging.
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