Showing posts with label Family Fun. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Family Fun. Show all posts

Thursday, November 22, 2012

"Don't Eat TOM Turkey" - Thanksgiving Game - Free Printable

One of our favorite Thanksgiving traditions is playing a fun game called "Don't Eat Tom Turkey!" Your kids or grand-kids will love eating the treats while trying to guess which turkey is the lucky "TOM"

How to Play "Don't eat TOM TURKEY!":

  • Place small candies or snacks on top of each of the colorful turkeys on the board game. I've used; cereal, candy corn, M&M’s, skittles, mini marshmallows, etc. 
  • Choose one person in the group to go out of the room.
  • As a group, pick one of the colorful Turkeys to be the special "TOM TURKEY".
  • The person is called back in the room and starts eating the treats that are placed on the Turkeys and keeps eating until they get to the special "Tom Turkey” that was chosen by the group.  When they reach for that treat, everyone else yells, “Don’t eat Tom Turkey!!”
  • That person’s turn is over and a new person goes out of the room to repeat the game OVER AND OVER AGAIN!!
"Don't Eat Tom Turkey" Board Game (8x10) Laminate for durability.
Click the image to print or download:

"Don't Eat Tom Turkey" Rules - Print and tape to the back of the board game
Click the image to print or download:

Have Fun & Happy Thanksgiving!!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Who Loves ME? Family History Photo Book

Babies, children and even teenagers love pictures of their family members. Here's a creative way to teach your children about their heritage in a cute, easy and inexpensive way; with this Family History Photo Book.

I used a cute {and very inexpensive} 4x6 photo album at Walmart for $3
{They even have cheaper ones}

There is a 2x2 photo opening on the front of the photo album, 
 so I used one of my daughters 2x3 school pix and cut 1 inch off the bottom, 

and it fit perfectly!! Pretty cute, right?

I wanted to add some ribbon & sticker letters to finish off the look.
I filled the album with 4x6 photos of our family, 

and uncles, aunts, Grandparents, Great Grandparents and other ancestors.

 On her nightstand is where it stays and bedtime is filled with questions and learning about each family member. At a young age, she has learned a deeper meaning to the word FAMILY. 
Total Time: 25 minutes
Total Cost: $4.50 (album & photos)

Monday, August 20, 2012

Back to School Memories NOT Forgotten! Free Printables

Why didn't I think of this sooner?
Get a cute photo of your children holding this sign on the first day of school or any day after. Then, fill out this Back to School questionnaire so those memories are NOT forgotten. You can "Type & Print" both forms in minutes.

Here's your 2 FREE Printables:

1. Back to School Questionnaire (type & print fillable form) Click here or image to download
Once opened, click File , then download (in top left corner)
2. Back to School Sign (type & print fillable form) Click Here or image to download
Once opened, click File , then download (in top left corner)

The Final Result:

Monday, August 13, 2012

Back to School - Mailbox Love-Letters for your Kids. Free Printable

Don't we all love getting Love Letters? Here's a fun and easy way for your child to get love letters in the mail. Just download this "Love-Letters" Template, and re-use over and over again. It's a fillable form, which means you can type in the blanks, so it's unique answers are specific to your child. What a perfect way to show your love as your child gets back to school. Be sure to keep these love letters as keepsakes for your family history :)

Click here to download your FREE Love-Letters Fillable Form >>
Once opened,    in the upper left corner,  click File, then Download

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Free Family History - 20 Cute Questions to ask your kids or grand-kids today!

A while back, I had an idea to do audio recordings of my children, short and sweet in 10 seconds or less. I would ask them a cute question like; "if you had a super power, what would it be?" They would answer, and I would stop the recording. After every answer, I would always stop the recording, that way when I was finished I had lots of short audio clips. Then, I emailed audio clips for months to daddy at work. Also, for grandma's birthday, I had the kids tell their favorite memory of her; she loved this!! I also made recordings of my niece and nephew while they were staying at my house and emailed a clip every week to my brother and his wife.
So, if you have a cell phone, a digital recorder, an iPad, or another device with an audio recorder, you can do this!! What a very unique way to preserve your family history with zero dollars spent. Your family will be forever grateful!!

Here's 20 Questions to get you started on preserving those "tiny voices" :)

  1. If you could go back in time to meet someone, who would it be?
  2. If you had a super power, what would it be?
  3. If you could be any person for 1 day, who would it be?
  4. If you could change your name, what would you change it to?
  5. If crazy hair colors were in style, what color would you have?
  6. Who is your favorite Cartoon character?
  7. If you could have any animal in the world for a pet, what would it be?
  8. What is your favorite ice-cream flavor?
  9. What is cooler; mustache or beard?
  10. Who do you like better: The Tooth Fairy or The Easter Bunny?
  11. What is your favorite soda?
  12. Which do you like better: Snickers or Twix?
  13. What do you want to be when you grow up?
  14. If you could give $1 million dollars away, who would you give it to?
  15. Where does the Tooth fairy live?
  16. If you could create your own sport, what would it be?
  17. If you had your own planet what would it look like?
  18. What animal would you like to be?
  19. What are clouds made of?
  20. What’s more relaxing: Watching TV or reading a book?

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Free Pedigree Charts {Type, Print and Frame in 30 min}

Don't you think everyone needs a framed pedigree chart displayed somewhere in their home? Well, you're in luck, because I have completed 3 different designs for the 4 generation "Type & Print" pedigree charts, which allow you to:
  • Type, Print & Frame (8x10) in 30 minutes or less
  • Print, Write & Frame (8x10)   in 30 minutes or less
Pedigree Chart Tips:
  • For female, always use the maiden name, (First, Middle, Maiden). Never use married name on a pedigree chart.
  • Father's name always goes on the top, ascending to the right. 
  • Mother's name always goes on the bottom, descending to the right.
Now let's get started! 5 Easy Steps:
  1. Click: on your favorite pedigree chart below to download your pdf "Type & Print" pedigree    chart. (Make sure you have Adobe Reader installed on your computer).
  2. Type: your Genealogy! Hit "Tab" to go to the next field. Note : "you cannot save data typed into this form. Please print your completed form, if you want a copy for your records". (Have your Genealogy & Family History close by to refer to as you type.)
  3. Print: on 8.5 x 11 paper or scrapbook paper. Here are a few paper examples that I bought at Hobby Lobby (.40 a piece)
  4. Cut: The 8x10 border on your printed 8.5 x 11 
  5. Frame! In 30 minutes or less, you can have a beautiful framed pedigree chart!!
  Step 1: Pick your favorite pedigree chart by clicking on
1 of the 3 pedigree charts below to download:

Pedigree Chart #1: Click the pedigree chart image that you wish to download. Click on the "download" button in the upper right corner. Once downloaded and opened Allow up to 10 seconds for the the cursor to become active for the "type and print".
Pedigree Chart #2: Click image to download pdf "type and print" form
Pedigree Chart #3: Click image to download pdf "type and print" form

Step 2 Type:
 Click your cursor on your pedigree chart, start typing and hit 
"Tab" to move to the next field.

Step 3 Print:
 on 8.5 x 11 scrapbook paper. Here are a few paper examples:

Step 4 Cut
he 8x10 border on your printed 8.5 x 11 

Step 5 Frame! 
You now have a beautiful framed pedigree chart!! Isn't it adorable!!

I used a cute pink paper at first and decided to reprint and use plain white printer paper. I think the white with the cream frame was  the better choice. 

My 6 year old now has this pedigree displayed in her bedroom.

Total Time spent on project: 29 minutes.

Click here to Leave a comment and share how your pedigree chart turned out.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Transcribing Headstones on Memorial Day

The highlight of Memorial Day was taking the family to the American Fork Cemetery to teach them how to transcribe and preserve headstones. I have always found this exciting, but for the vast population and the majority of my family, they were not too excited about this. However, I am strong willed and I encouraged everyone (with a bribe to go swimming after), whatever works; right? So with the iPad as my main instruction tool, I taught my 2 oldest kids how to navigate through Find A Grave to search and add more names to this database that already contained over 80 million online memorials. As I was on teaching duty, my husband tried to keep the 3 younger ones under control as they ran rampant through the Cemetery trying to steal the "free balloons" and flowers everywhere. In just a few minutes my oldest son had figured out how to use Find A Grave to search the database for the name ANDREA CINDY KETTLE  from the headstone he picked out. The search results came back stating; " Sorry, there are no records in the Find A Grave database matching your query",  which meant the name was not on find a grave and he could log the name and preserve it right there. Within  5 minutes he had logged the name and dates along with a photograph and he was done. 
My oldest daughter found a headstone, but found that it was already logged into find a grave, so she found another headstone with the name ELSIE NICOLE SIMPSON  (who was a full term stillborn of our friends). As she searched the database for Elsie, she found she was not there, so she logged her in, photographed her headstone and she was done within 5 minutes. I happened to notice Elsie's Great Grandparents; Gerald B. Sewell & Wilma F. Sewell, to the left of her so I hurried and logged and photographed them as well.
From start to finish all of this only took 15 minutes, which was a perfect amount of time; I thought. It left them excited and wanting to do more. As I have gotten older, I have learned to simplify things while working smarter and faster. I felt this small amount of time set the stage for something big with my children in the future.
Keep in short. Keep in simple. Keep it going!!   -Sarah
American Fork Cemetery Located in American Fork, Utah, Utah, USA 
 Memorial Day - 5-28-2012