I never thought I'd be someone who would choose family names when I named my kids, but each child has at least one name that comes from a family member. It makes their names really special, and I LOVE telling my kids about who they are named after. It's so fun to talk about the funny stories, but also meaningful to talk about the life-changing stories. Sometimes when I talk about who they're named after, I can see some confusion in their eyes as I explain the generations. So I decided to do a simple little craft with them that will visually show them the generations and who they're named after.
Masking tape or washi tape
Sponges or fingers
INSTRUCTIONS1. Place seven (or more) pieces of tape on a paper in an ascending triangle pattern. I decided to only go up to my kids grandparents, but you can go as far as you'd like.
2. Draw some simple "family tree" lines to guide your tree.
3. Draw the branches of your tree. You can see that I am not much of an artist, so your tree doesn't have to be amazing. The branches will get covered by all the painted leaves anyway.
4. Remove the pieces of tape from the paper. There are now seven (or more) spots to write the names of the child and their predecessors.
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