A darling friend Lisa called last week with the brilliant idea of creating family history detective badges and asked if I could draw them for the children in our ward. This year in Primary (the church organization for children) they are going to have a lesson on family history based on the monthly articles in the children's Friend Magazine: January, February (I will try and remember to update the other months links, but I will probably forget). Loaf and a couple of her buddies were so pleased to have their badges, it was fun to see!
The activities are fun and simple and I was excited to make a folder for each of my littles. I printed the larger (4 to page) detective labels (downloads below) and then the evidence labels (found here), cut everything out and put the folders together. Each completed folder takes 4 file folders... making a mini album.
Family night will be so fun tonight! Or it will be a huge flop, but either way I am prepared and I think the children will have a treasure when the year is over. I think I will make one as well.
Download Akimball family history detective (zipped kit) This includes jpgs of each page as well as a png of the badge. I have created a blank version as well that can be used with any language.
Download Akimball_familyHISTORYdetective (universal pdf)
Download Akimball_familyHISTORYdetective_4 (universal pdf)