A Great Family History Gift for Families

It’s beginning to look a lot like _____________. (Nooooo!!!!) Don’t say it. Don’t sing it. Don’t think about it. It’s not close to Christmas time. Yes, it’s the middle of October, but seriously, no one wants to plan ahead for Christmas or any gift-giving holiday at the end of the year. We want to procrastinate and wait until the toy manufacturers tell us what are the hottest gifts for the younger folks on our list this year.

Wait! Seriously? Umm, that’s not how I would prefer to do things. I like planning ahead. No, I’m not going to start playing any holiday jingles or movies, unless there are some featuring American Thanksgiving, but I digress.

Roots & Branches

After meeting Doug at RootsTech, I fell in love with this game. I even bought Roots & Branches myself and have played it on our days of rest. I love how we draw cards to answer about ourselves, which helps my children, husband, and I connect. Then, we answer questions or learn about our ancestors. Extending the connections in our family. 

You’re littlest ones will love eating the M&M treats along the way (or any other candy you place randomly on the board for someone to eat while playing). Your older ones will learn a few more things about mom and dad then they thought were possible. And parents can deepen their understanding of what makes their kiddos tick. Roots & Branches is a game that really does bring families together. 

Games that Bring Families Together

There you have it. Something to arrive in the mail, something for the smartphones, and something that’s a little bit ‘old school’ to play on Sunday afternoons (remember those?)

Family History Gifts for Children – Blog Link Up for October 2017

This is part of the #FHforChildren blog link up for October, “Family History Gifts for Kids.” Two other stops in this link up include:

Photo Family Tree Activity
5 Family History Gift Ideas for Children 

Devon Noel Lee is passionate about capturing and preserving family stories so no one alive today has to be researched, or forgotten, tomorrow. She has authored 6 how-to books, a memoir, two published family history biographies, and over 60 family scrapbooks. She's an enthusiastic speaker who energizes, encourages, and educates at the same time.

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