Our family tree charts for kids are oh-so-cute, and having one in their bedroom is delightfully fun. At least, that's what we've heard from our customers, and what we've seen here at home. We made this cute whale chart for my son's room and then brought it with us to Rootstech to display. As we pulled it out of the suitcase as we were unpacking, he picked it right up and proceeded to totter around with it for 25 minutes (which is quite the attention span for a 15-month-old). Does he know what it is? I highly doubt it (even though I've talked to him about it several times), but he does REALLY like it. It could be the bright colors. It could be the unique shape (with all these cool flappy things on the back!). But I hope it's also because he has some sense that it's his.
Ready to get started making a family tree chart for your child? Here's how!
2. Import your child's genealogy from FamilySearch or enter the names manually.
Pro-tip: You can just use YOUR FamilySearch account, and choose "Child of [Yourself]" from the drop-down menu for who is at the center. If you haven't synced with your spouse yet on FamilySearch, you'll want to either do that before or just enter their side of the chart manually--it's pretty fast for kids charts!
3. Play with colors!
This is my favorite part. Go to Advanced > Palettes, and click through different palettes to see what a pink ombre ladybug looks like, or discover how to turn a whale into a shark! You can also totally customize the colors by choosing Advanced > Colors.
4. (Optional) Add a text decal.
Since your child's name won't be displayed in the chart itself, you can add their name as a text decal at the bottom.
5. Order your chart and print it!
A normal home printer with normal printer paper works great for most kids charts. The colors may be a little off depending on how nice of a printer you have, but it should look great anyways :)
Ready to get started? Choose a starting template here.