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2012 - Wk 02: Where in the World?

1.07.2012

What You'll Need: scriptures, family tree printable, map of the world printable, crayons, writing tools, ancestor photos, supplies for craft and ingredients for treat.

You can also choose to download the pdf of LESSON 02 for easy printing. If you download, please leave a comment here on what you like about this lesson. 

Scripture: Doctrine and Covenants 84:62 - Therefore, go ye into all the world; and unto whatsoever place ye cannot go ye shall send, that the testimony may go from you into all the world unto every creature.

Opening Song: Children All Over the World ( PCS#16 )

Lesson:

Ancestors is a word we use to talk about our family members who have already passed away.

(Show children a blank family tree.  Use a pen to fill in their name, their parents name, etc until the chart is filled out.)

Our parents have parents. And our grandparents have parents. If we draw a family tree we can keep going back for a very long time.  Many of our ancestors came from different countries (this is especially true of those who line in the United States). Today we are going to talk about some of the countries our family comes from!

(Note to parents: If your family has a lot of diversity, just choose three countries to highlight during this lesson.)

Print a map for each child. Have them color the country where you currently live and color the corresponding box on the key.


Start with one relative.  Show a photo of that relative. Fill in the blanks of this form with the answers from your own ancestor.  Note: to find this information I relied heavily on google. I googled "Ukraine + food", "Ukraine + Average Weather" and "Hello in Ukranian", etc.

- We are going to talk about relative relationship here.
- Her name is relative's name here.
- She was born in country.
- The Ukraine is in continent.
- In country they speak language. To say hello in language say "_______"! (pronounced _____)
- Some of the foods they eat in the country are food name here (which are food description here) and  food name here (which are food description here).
- The weather there is describe weather here.

Example:
- First we are going to talk about Mommy's Grandmother.
- Her name Anne Dobrinksy.
- She was born in the Ukraine.
- The Ukraine is in Europe.
- In Ukraine they speak Ukrainian. To say hello in Ukranian say "Pryvit"! (pronounced preev-yit)
- Some of the foods they eat in the Ukraine are Pierogies (which are potato and cheese dumplings) and Holubtsi which are Cabbage Rolls (cabbage leaves stuffed with meat and tomatoes).
- The weather there is sunny and clear most of the year.

(show children the country on the map. Haver them color it in and add the family name to the key.)

- Repeat steps for other highlighted ancestors.  At the end your map should look like this...


Bear your testimony about the connection you can feel to your ancestors through learning more about them and how family connections strengthen our sense of self.  Explain that this connection is an important part of Heavenly Father's plan to untie families together forever.

(For tips on sharing your testimony please click here.)

Practice Song: If you are teaching your family the JANUARY Song of the Month, go over the words and music with your family.

Activity: Choose from the following activities as they best suit your family.

1. Ancestor's Country Coloring Pages
- Check HERE for a cute coloring page of your ancestral country OR google "Country Name Coloring Page" in google images and you should find tons of good choices.
( Irish Coloring Page )

2. Ancestor's Country Craft
- Use Google Images and search "Country crafts for kids". I found paper hats for Germany, painted eggs for Ukraine and paper celtic knots for Ireland.  You should be able to find something fun and easy to do!

( Ukranian Painted Eggs )

Treat:
Once again...google is your best friend.  Google Images helps you see what you are getting in for.  Google "country dessert recipes". You'll find a bunch of good ideas.

( German Kreppel )

41 Way Righteous Comments:

HighDesertGal said...

Thank you. I am putting these together for my grandchildren.

heidi said...

so excited to have found your site on Pinterest. Just downloaded your lesson plan, thank you! I'm so excited to be able to show my kids a world map and to indicate where we live as well as our ancestors.

Tricia said...

I also found you on Pinterest! So grateful that you put all your hard work on here for us to use. I'm always grateful for others creativity! Thank you!

Kat said...

I found your site on Pinterest and it is fabulous! Thank you so much for all your hard work.

Lindsay said...

Thank you SO much for this awesome lesson plan. We are doing ours tonight, so exciting to teach my children about this. THANK YOU!

Jeana said...

I am so excited to have found this site! Thank you for all your hard work and sharing it with everyone else to use too. I love the printouts you have provided with this lesson - especially the world map! Thank you again!

The Todd Family said...

Thank you so much for doing this work and posting it for others to use! I really appreciate it!

Corey & Amber said...

I love you site!!! It's so helpful, Love all of your ideas I'm useing an old lesson from last year that my kids really need. I love coming here for last min ideas. Your AMAZING!!!!

Emily said...

I love the map!!! It will be so fun to do tonight!! And those treats? Oh my! I love all that you do! Thanks Emilie!!!

HBirdwell said...

I have just printed off the lesson plan and dessert. We are going to do an activity of coloring Fairies or Sidhe (shee) as the Irish call them. Thank you so much for this! I will be taking pictures (hopefully) tonight to put on my blog. Will link back here when I finish my post. I appreciate everything you do for us.

cr said...

Thank you so much for your creative ideas! It's my 2012 goal to be better with FHE. Your blog is making that goal attainable for me!

Lance and Sally Sagers said...

Thanks so much! I am doing this lesson for tonight. I can't wait to follow along all year. I feel like a better Mom already :)

Anonymous said...

thank you!

The Simmons Bunch said...

What a great activity to teach about family and origins! Thank you so much!

Erika said...

I really struggle to do FHE. I hate planning it and always forget, until it's too late and then say we'll do it next week... only for the cycle to repeat for months on end. I just found your site on Pinterest.com! I'm so excited. Thank you so much for all your hard work and helping to make slugs like me get our act together!!

Megan said...

Thank you so much! I truly appreciate your hard work in compiling these lessons. I really stuggle to pull FHE together mainly deciding what lesson to do. This has put everything at my fingertips and I love it! Thanks you so much!!

The Fisher's said...

This is definitely do-able. Thank you for putting this together and making it available at no cost. My goal is to stick with it this year, and this is the place to start. I downloaded it and what I like about the lesson is how I can adapt it for my younger kids easily.
Thanks!

Tonia said...

Thank you so much for putting this together! One of my goals this year is to do FHE every week. Hopefully this will help me stick to my goal!

Amber said...

Thanks so much! This is awesome.

JaLane said...

Oh, my gosh! I loved this lesson. I found it very interesting and my kids loved learning about their ancestors. Thank you so much for all your hard work.

Amy said...

Thank you so much for all your hard work in putting these lessons together. My kids loved filling out the family tree.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for taking the time to make my life easier :) This is a big help,not only for FHE but also has some fun links for teaching preschool at home.

Lisa said...

Wow, your lessons make mine look really really bad (which they are). I think I'll be relying heavily on your site! Thanks for sharing.

Laurie said...

This is so wonderful. Thank yoU!!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for sharing all you have prepared. We gave struggled to be consistent with family home evening and this is helping us to get on track! Thanks!

Ashley said...

This lesson was a hit with my three year old! We talked ever so briefly about our German ancestors, found Germany on a map, showed him some little boy German clothing that has been passed down to us, and made a crepe recipe that has also been passed down. He LOVED the family tree. Thank you so much!

Ashley said...

By the way, we printed out pictures of the family members and pasted them on the tree instead of writing their names. It was so fun for him to figure out who went where.

Anonymous said...

I love the whole idea of how to make family history fun and relateable for my young children. Keep it up, it's fantastic!

Me, Myself and I said...

FYI - Crayola has some great color-by-number color pages of Country flags.

http://www.crayola.com/free-coloring-pages

Anonymous said...

Love the color-in map idea! We are trying it tonight!

bryansgyrl said...

Thank you for sharing these great lessons and ideas. <3

KRISTIE said...

Thanks so much. These are great for my activity girls lesson this week.

Aimee said...

Great lesson and it's fun enough even for little ones!

Courtney said...

Thanks for sharing your work! I'm excited to try the map!

Anonymous said...

I love this simple lesson to show my children where our ancestors came from.

NYC Mama said...

This is a great lesson that is so simple, but fun and relevant.

Anonymous said...

WOW I LOVE YOUR WORK

Camille said...

Thanks so much! We are using this in conjunction with our Family History Fair. Thanks for all your hard work and all you do. I LOVE your site!!!

Hester Vorster said...

awesome ...many thanks form a sunny South Africa! God bless you with more creativity than ever!

elesa said...

I love your images best of all. Thank you so much for making FHE a little easier for me and my family.

Crafting Chicks said...

Thanks so much! This is FHE for tonight!

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