Fun with a family tree for the Sandwich Generation granny nanny and grandkids

Family Tree Fun for the Sandwich Generation Granny Nanny and Grandkids

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Fun with a family tree for the Sandwich Generation granny nanny and grandkidsMy two sets of grandkids live several states apart and many had never met. This summer that changed dramatically when most were able to get together for a delightful family reunion complete with tons of great photos for the grandmas and grandpas! It was a sweet delight for all, including those not present. Even so, as I have spent time with each set since, I came to realize they still were a bit fuzzy on who was who was who. Both sets have at least one munchkin who is always shocked to discover that I was the mama to their mama! And what in the world is a cousin! 🙂 

I decided a family tree project might be just the thing to help them put it into perspective and went on a hunt for some help. I did find some cute ones at Pinterest and bookmarked them if you'd like to check some of them out – here and here. I found others by a general search online but nothing I was too crazy about. Then I discovered a cute set from Unique Teacher Resources. It wasn't free but it was only $6 which I paid via Paypal. After checking it out, I was quite pleased and am looking forward to sharing this project with each set of grandkids over the next year. 

The download was geared for teachers, so there is a lot more than I actually need. But the basic family tree will work well for us, I appreciated the easy to use templates and it looked like something I could handle pretty easily. And for homeschoolers, I would think the extra goodies would be a big plus. As a matter of fact, her website and Facebook page have several great looking ideas and resources including freebies. I would highly recommend all taking a quick peek. You might find something quite useful, as I did. 🙂 

And yes, if you have other suggestions for family tree fun, I'd love to hear them. I'm just starting on this project to the more ideas the merrier. 🙂 Have a lovely week with your own Sandwich Generation families! 

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  1. While not a family tree project one of the things my sister and I have done to try and encourage our grandchildren who live on opposite coasts and have ever met — be pen pals! We get to read the letters so it is fun for all!

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