New PBS "Arthur" Game Can Help Your Kids Get Into Family History

by | Jun. 01, 2016

FunMormon Life

"And I say hey, what a wonderful kind of day when we can learn to work and play and get along with each other."

How many of you just started humming along when you read those lyrics? Chances are, if you have kids or were a kid yourself anytime during or after the mid-80s, you probably remember Arthur Read the aardvark. He and his pal Buster are PBS hallmarks, now going on their 19th season of entertaining and teaching kids.

But, did you know that Arthur and his friends can also help your kids get excited about family history? 

On PBS.org, Arthur has a list of engaging games that help kids have fun while learning. Among them is one called "Family History Fun." This game allows kids to interview family members, gather pictures, and create a fun sheet focusing on one relative that kids can then print out and keep for themselves. It's an easy way for kids to grow closer to their family by learning more about their relatives.

It's fun to see the world growing more interested in family history, providing an easy way for Mormons to connect with others outside our faith. Even Arthur knows the importance and fun involved in recording our family history.

What other fun ways have you found to get your kids excited about this important work? Share in the comments below.

Lead image a screenshot of the game from PBS.org.
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