How many kids love food? (Answer = all of them)
How many kids love genealogy? (Answer = most don’t even know what that word is unless their mom is a crazy genealogist)
But what if you could use food, which they all love, to inspire an appreciation for genealogy? Odds are, you’re already serving family recipes to the children in your life. I make my mom’s Mexican Casserole and her Grandma’s Marshmallow Fluff at least once a month! We make Grandma Losee’s Homemade Banana Ice Cream in her memory on the 4th of July. And Thanksgiving is not the same without Great-Grandma Hansen’s Cinnamon Candy Apples. We would never let Christmas pass without making her Orange Cookies, either. Favorite dinner of all time in our family: the Bischoff Chicken & Noodles.
Now here’s the opportunity. Every time you make one of the family favorites, instead of just savoring the flavors and briefly mentioning to the kids which ancestor the recipe originated from, pull out their photo! Help the kids make a visual connection to an ancestor WHILE they’re eating delicious food.