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Our Most Popular Kids Family Tree Template

Our Most Popular Kids Family Tree Template

The benefits to children of knowing about their family history and heritage are quite amazing: they have increased self-esteem and -awareness and have been found to have much higher coping skills when faced with challenges. With this in mind, when we founded Family Tree Prints, we knew that we wanted to create a special line of charts to appeal directly to children and help develop their curiosity and interest in their ancestors. Which has been the most popular children's animal family tree template so far? Drum roll please...

The ladybug! A major plus about this family tree template? This delightfully adorable little chart is sophisticated enough to be the perfect present for adults as well as children. 

Here's a look at the gorgeous ladybug Instagram @michaelgladberry create for his sweet grandma who used to be called "ladybug" by her own mother.

ladybug family tree template

While our ladybug family tree template definitely stole the show, it was followed closely behind by the Finding Fox, Tracing Toucan and Curious Crab family tree templates!

Which is your favorite? Tell us in the comments below and get started creating your own custom family tree from one of these family tree templates today!

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Our Most Popular Kids Family Tree Template

Our Most Popular Kids Family Tree Template

The benefits to children of knowing about their family history and heritage are quite amazing: they have increased self-esteem and -awareness and have been found to have much higher coping skills when faced with challenges. With this in mind, when we founded Family Tree Prints, we knew that we wanted to create a special line of charts to appeal directly to children and help develop their curiosity and interest in their ancestors. Which has been the most popular children's animal family tree template so far? Drum roll please...

The ladybug! A major plus about this family tree template? This delightfully adorable little chart is sophisticated enough to be the perfect present for adults as well as children. 

Here's a look at the gorgeous ladybug Instagram @michaelgladberry create for his sweet grandma who used to be called "ladybug" by her own mother.

ladybug family tree template

While our ladybug family tree template definitely stole the show, it was followed closely behind by the Finding Fox, Tracing Toucan and Curious Crab family tree templates!

Which is your favorite? Tell us in the comments below and get started creating your own custom family tree from one of these family tree templates today!

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5 Generation Pedigree Chart: Example of Family Tree

5 Generation Pedigree Chart: Example of Family Tree

After learning more about Elizabeth Tudor, Queen Elizabeth I Tudor's aunt who died at the age of 3, we wanted to approach her pedigree chart from the perspective of her position as a child rather than as a princess. Choosing the animal she probably would have been most familiar with from hunting lore, we present a 5 generation pedigree chart made from our fox family tree template for children.

Note: Technically, this is a 6 generation pedigree chart, with the 1st generation hidden.

Learning more about Elizabeth was relatively easy, given the internet and her royal status which ensured that at least some number of accomplished historians would take an interest in learning about her and sharing their learnings with the world, but it gave me pause as I considered how close we can feel to our own ancestors as we invest the time in learning about them.  Elizabeth's story had me empathizing with her parents who lost four children prematurely out of seven and trying to envision the complex relationships between parents and children with several layers of nurses/nannies between them for insulation. How much closer could I feel to my own family, whose names I find on my pedigree chart as I learn their unique stories?

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4 "Welcome To The Family" Gifts To Get You Started on the Right Foot

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"Welcome to the family!" It's a noble sentiment, often said with brimming joy as we welcome new members into the family, either by birth or by marriage. In either scenario, it's an emotional time, and gifts are customary, so here are four gifts that are as perfect as they are unique for baby (and mom!)

Your personal favorite baby gift... with a gift receipt

Some of the most thoughtful gifts we received when we had baby F were versions of gifts the gifter's themselves had received and appreciated. One family brought us a case of Vitamin Water to help me (mom) stay hydrated during the near constant breast-feeding. Another gifted us a nursing cover that she'd come to love after having 3 kids of her own. If you're going to go for your favorite big-ticket item, however, definitely give the parents a gift receipt so that they can make adjustments as needed--even if they return it, they'll appreciate your generosity and thoughtfulness while being able to get exactly what they need.

Along that same thread... healthy treats for mom

When we had baby F, one of our sweet friends who doesn't yet have children did some research about the best foods for post-partum and nursing moms to, and brought over a spread of blueberries, salmon, avocados, yogurt, etc. Thoughtful, delicious, and oh-so-appreciated.

welcome to the family gift for mom

Children's Books

Books are the gift that keeps on giving and since reading is so important to a child's early development, you'll be doing the parents a major favor by helping to build their library. You can choose favorite books from your childhood or that you've read to your children, or consider having someone else do the work for you! Bookroo is our favorite children's book subscription--they focus on sending hidden gems rather than classics that parents can easily identify themselves (like Goodnight Moon!) and each book is individually wrapped so you don't even have to worry about the gift wrapping!

books as a gift for welcoming baby

A Family Tree

We've talked before about the research that shows that children who are aware of their family history are better prepared to deal with the stresses and difficulties of life. They realize that they're a part of something bigger and have real-life examples to draw on when times get tough. Why not help get them started right from the get go? With these sweet babes and darling kiddos in mind, here at Family Tree Prints we've created family trees especially for kids that are perfect for the modern nursery.

family tree templates for children

 

As a major bonus, you don't have to stick to our color schemes. Personalize each adorable animal shape of these family tree templates for kids to fit the home and family it's going to.

customize family tree templates for kids

What's your favorite way to say "Welcome to the Family" for newborns?

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Family Tree Charts for Kids

Family Tree Charts for Kids

Family history for kids? Decorating a nursery with genealogy charts? Our collection for kids (or kids at heart!) featuring minimalist animal designs are designed to both add aesthetically to a child’s space and help them feel more connected to their ancestors.

For the little hipster...

finding fox family tree template

If your baby can already tell you what does the fox say, this chart is perfect for them! Our baby F loves to sniff his nose whenever he sees a picture of a fox... not what Ylvis think's the fox says but oh so cute!

For the budding marine biologist....

Most kids love water, so they're chose of water animals is sure to be a hit when searching for family tree charts for kids! Plus, did you know that once you pick an animal shape you can customize the color palette? It's totally rad!

family trees templates for kids

For jungle explorers...

This "Tracing Toucan" template for kids is really cool regardless of how old you are! Fun fact: Each of our family tree charts for kids is named using alliteration and a way that children (and each of us!) can connect with our family history.

For mini farmers...

This is the cleanest, nicest smelling pig ever and one you'll be happy to allow into the house! For fan's of Charlotte's Web, the color pink, or farmyard elegance, this one is right up your alley.

For beginning entomologists...

While this chart for kids may look like a ladybug, with a little color palette variation it can also easily become a beetle of any variety. Score!

Which family tree chart template for kids (and kids at heart!) would you like hanging in your home? Get started here.

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