Family Tree Magazine has built a brilliant website for kids about family history. They get kids so they made it fun, but they keep it on topic. With resources for teachers and parents, this is the place to start if you have a curious kid.
Sesame Street has some great resources for younger children about diversity and different cultures. Look especially for Global Grover who can give young children a sense of geography and their place in the world.
The Tigger Movie is a fun story for young kids about the lovable Disney character’s search for his family. Online games and print activities are included on the website.
American Girl is a fantastic resource for historical characters that girls can relate too. Their dolls and accessories are historically sound and their website has some fun historical activities too. Wonderful resource if they have a doll that matches the culture of your ancestry.
At US Scouts you can find all the requirements for getting the genealogy merit badge and the resources you need to complete it. The genealogy merit badge is a great way for scouts to get started finding out about their history.
Likewise the Requirements for the Cub Scout Heritages Belt Loop and pin help prepare younger Cub Scouts for exploration on their family tree.
Kakorama--One of the first things my kids were attracted to on the Family History Library’s desktop was finding out what happened on the day they were born and who else was born on that day. A fun starting place.
Spoonful by Disney has several family history oriented crafts you can make with your kids. There is the handprint family tree, a family flag, a family tree magnet set, family tree ornaments, and a family photo tree. Take a look around and see what you can come up with to display your family’s history.
Dover Publications has a great resource for paper dolls. Make sure you check out the Historic Fashions, Paper Dolls From Around The World, and Victorian Paper dolls. They make great props for telling family stories.
Our Story will let you create a timeline of your stories, pictures and videos. A video on the front page helps you get started collecting information and you can even publish a book once you have it all done.
Enchanted Learning has a collection of crafts and paper templates for family history projects and journal pages.
The FamilySearch Wiki has a collection of fun links for children Ages 3-11 and for children ages 12+ to learn about history, genealogy and their place in the world. Lots of games listed, especially watch for the mystery treasure hunt games for researching in the library in Salt Lake.
The whole Summer of Sleuthing Program produced by the Family History Library in Salt Lake is online and available for anyone to use. There are challenges created for different age levels and fun activities and forms to fill out the program.
The Family History Interview Form is a short group of questions you can print out and use when conducting an interview with a family member.
Cyndi's list has a great compilation of resources about youth and family history. Watch especially for the list of articles by Michael John Neill written for Ancestry.com Daily News.
The PBS Ancestors TV show has created a 61 page Teacher’s Guide to help create lessons for youth that go with the show. It is a good step by step instruction for teaching about genealogy softened with great videos that you can purchase.
The National Genealogical Society’s Rubincam Youth Award is given every year in two age groups to a student for writing a paper about their genealogy. The Senior category (grades 10-12) is awarded with $500, the NGS home study course a plaque and one year of membership to NGS.
The Canadian GenWeb page for kids is the best of the GenWeb pages for children. There are a few links that are broken but most of them are still in good shape. If you have Canadian roots this is an especially good site.
The Devon Family History Society has created the Acorn Club for the younger members of their society. If you have British ancestry this is a must see and a great example to genealogy organizations on how to reach out to the next generation.
Youtube has a growing number of genealogy videos that are quick and easy to digest. Watch especially for the Genealogist Elyse channel by Elyse Doerflinger. She is a college student with a vlog about her love for family history. Comment on her channel and encourage her to create more videos.