Family Home Evening: Faith in God (Prepare a Pedigree Chart...) Week 2

Last Family Home evening post was on: One of the requirements in the Faith In God book under the Learning And Living The Gospel Category is to "Prepare a pedigree chart with your name and your parents' and grandparents' names. Prepare a family group record for your family and share a family story. Discuss how performing temple work blesses families."  I decided to do this another week since there is so much that goes a long with Family History Work.  In our family we did not finish our Family Group Record.  I am going to go on with the next step anyways. Here  is a link to week one if you would like to see what we did and get any of the printables.

This can easily be completed as part of a Family Home Evening.  Here is how ours is planned to go:

Family Home Evening on Learning about your heritage and doing family history work.  There is so much to do with this that I am planning on doing it for a couple weeks.  This is week two.

Welcome everyone to Family Night

Sing: "I Have a Family Tree" pg 199  Children's Songbook

Have a member of the family member say the prayer

Discuss any family business

Scripture: Moses 6:5-8 

***Before hand you may want to view the information on Family History Stories and decide what you feel you would like to share with your family***

This Week we are going to continue with Step one on "Connect With Your Family"

Show this video: "He Was a Blacksmith"

Ask how each family member feels after watching the video?  Do you think that the children had fun acting out a story about their ancestor?

Before hand gather a story about an ancestor.  Tell your family the story, if you would like to act it out, go ahead and do so. 

Free Journal Cover Label:

Give each family member a journal (You can purchase one, or you could make one.  A couple ideas are to make them out of Composition books, you could even let each family member decorate their own cover.  Or you can make one out of cereal box and paper, see tutorial)  Explain that part of Family History work is to record your own history in a journal so future generations can read about your life and form a connection to you. 

Another idea for this week might be to get out the family photo album or family video's and have a movie night.

Wow... isn't Family History Fun!!

Bear testimonies on the importance of keeping a family history and learning about your heritage.

Close with a Family Prayer.

Things from Last week you might want to finish up this week:
If you haven't already, give each member a copy of,  "My Family Booklet".  You can download a copy here. (It is found on the right hand side where it says, "download a copy here."  Have pictures printed out a head of time of each family member.  Have each family member paste their picture of themselves on the page labeled "About Me".  Then help each family member answer the questions in this section.  Continue pasting the appropriate pictures and answering the questions on each page.  You can go as far as your family would like. You could also complete some on another day.  It might be fun on the grandparent part for the kids to interview their grandparents and find out more about them.

Also, if you haven't already fill out a Family Group Record for each family member. You can use this form found here.

 Family Pedigree Chart Free Printable:

This FHE Idea is being featured as part of #MyForeverFamily Challenge. For more ideas and to see what the challenge is all about click the following link:


  1. Thank You the pedigree chart was exactly what I was looking for to do with my Activity day Girls.

  2. Shannon- I am so glad you were able to use the printable. We did a really fun activity with the girls when I was in activity days. We had them fill out the pedigree charts and then we framed them and gave them to them at recognition night.


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