Knights had shield designs that represented who they were and what they stood for. Often, this special coat of arms came to represent their family as well. Why not encourage your kids to create a coat of arms for your clan? Here’s what to think about:
• Four symbols or pictures that represent your family and what you value most
• Your family motto (it can go in the bar across the middle)
• The year your family was established (this can be your anniversary or the year your first child was born!)
• Your family name goes in the ribbon at the bottom with your “year of establishment” on each end.
For more family history activities, check out our Family Tree Craft and Family History Interview Questions for Kids.