What You'll Need: scriptures, family tree printable, map of the world printable, crayons, writing tools, ancestor photos, supplies for craft and ingredients for treat.
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Scripture: Doctrine and Covenants 84:62 - Therefore, go ye into all the world; and unto whatsoever place ye cannot go ye shall send, that the testimony may go from you into all the world unto every creature.
Opening Song: Children All Over the World ( PCS#16 )
Ancestors is a word we use to talk about our family members who have already passed away.
(Show children a blank family tree. Use a pen to fill in their name, their parents name, etc until the chart is filled out.)
Our parents have parents. And our grandparents have parents. If we draw a family tree we can keep going back for a very long time. Many of our ancestors came from different countries (this is especially true of those who line in the United States). Today we are going to talk about some of the countries our family comes from!
(Note to parents: If your family has a lot of diversity, just choose three countries to highlight during this lesson.)
Print a map for each child. Have them color the country where you currently live and color the corresponding box on the key.
Start with one relative. Show a photo of that relative. Fill in the blanks of this form with the answers from your own ancestor. Note: to find this information I relied heavily on google. I googled "Ukraine + food", "Ukraine + Average Weather" and "Hello in Ukranian", etc.
- We are going to talk about relative relationship here.
- Her name is relative's name here.
- She was born in country.
- The Ukraine is in continent.
- In country they speak language. To say hello in language say "_______"! (pronounced _____)
- Some of the foods they eat in the country are food name here (which are food description here) and food name here (which are food description here).
- The weather there is describe weather here.
- First we are going to talk about Mommy's Grandmother.
- Her name Anne Dobrinksy.
- She was born in the Ukraine.
- The Ukraine is in Europe.
- In Ukraine they speak Ukrainian. To say hello in Ukranian say "Pryvit"! (pronounced preev-yit)
- Some of the foods they eat in the Ukraine are Pierogies (which are potato and cheese dumplings) and Holubtsi which are Cabbage Rolls (cabbage leaves stuffed with meat and tomatoes).
- The weather there is sunny and clear most of the year.
(show children the country on the map. Haver them color it in and add the family name to the key.)
- Repeat steps for other highlighted ancestors. At the end your map should look like this...
Bear your testimony about the connection you can feel to your ancestors through learning more about them and how family connections strengthen our sense of self. Explain that this connection is an important part of Heavenly Father's plan to untie families together forever.
(For tips on sharing your testimony please click here.)
Practice Song: If you are teaching your family the JANUARY Song of the Month, go over the words and music with your family.
Activity: Choose from the following activities as they best suit your family.
1. Ancestor's Country Coloring Pages
- Check HERE for a cute coloring page of your ancestral country OR google "Country Name Coloring Page" in google images and you should find tons of good choices.
|( Irish Coloring Page )|
2. Ancestor's Country Craft
- Use Google Images and search "Country crafts for kids". I found paper hats for Germany, painted eggs for Ukraine and paper celtic knots for Ireland. You should be able to find something fun and easy to do!
|( Ukranian Painted Eggs )|
Once again...google is your best friend. Google Images helps you see what you are getting in for. Google "country dessert recipes". You'll find a bunch of good ideas.
( German Kreppel )