The benefits for children of becoming familiar with their family history are enormous. Among those found by a 2010 study conducted by Emory University are higher self-esteem, and increased coping skills when the going gets tough. It's never too early to start, so we believe that kids should be able to have a family history chart that matches their age, stage, and interests... hence our adorable animal family history tree templates! Here are three of our favorites:
Why we love this family history tree template for kids? It's simple, gender neutral, totally adorable and super fun to customize with different color schemes.
Plus if you want to go really deep, it can remind you that just like whales are bigger than you can imagine as a child, so too is your family history and your heritage.
Get started with our whale family history tree template.
It starts off as a lady bug (which might be more appealing to girls), but with some color palette adjustments can be transformed into an incredibly cool beetle. For kids that are in to bugs, this is a favorite.
Get started with our ladybug family history tree template.
We love the black and contrasting bold pop color scheme of the toucan, and that it's an animal you might not expect at first thought of a family tree or for decorating in general. One more gender neutral chart that isn't blah! :)
Get started with our toucan family history tree template.
You may have noticed that along with the alliteration, each of your family history charts for kids it titled with an attribute that we hope children will develop or an action they will take in their family history quest. That they will WONDER about who came before them, develop a LOVE for those ancestors, and TRACE their lines. We hope they will be CURIOUS (crab), recognize that their heritage is PRECIOUS (pig) and to be TREASURED (turtle), and want to FIND (fox) those ancestors who currently are undiscovered.
Want to explore more of our animal family history tree templates to find the perfect pedigree chart for your kids? Check them out here.