This is a review activity that’s great for Families Can Be Together Forever, or any song you’re learning about families. This one’s geared a little more toward junior primary, but it can be adapted for any age group. Even nursery! If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you may remember a post about a tree I created to used in nursery. You can see that post (and make your own tree!) here. If you don’t think you’ll be using the tree very often, then I’d just draw one on the board, or just use more of a pedigree chart with simple lines. You’ll want to print these pictures of different family members:
As you’ll see in the file, there’s pictures of lots of different people to represent different family members. Use one of the children as the main person at the bottom of the family tree. Ask them how big they think his family is. Start by singing the song you’re reviewing and choosing a good singer to come up and put his parents where they go on the tree. Keep singing and adding people, and make sure to talk about how they are related to your main person. Aunts and Uncles, Cousins, Grandparents and Great Grandparents. If your kids start to get a little restless throw in some other things for them to focus on while they sing, like some Ways to Sing cards or have them count how many times they are singing certain words. When your tree has been completed, talk about how this huge family can all be together forever. Tell your kids that they have lots and lots of family members that they have never even met before who are waiting to meet them, and how important it is to do family history and temple work so they can all live together again someday.