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"10 Things I Know Are True" Journaling Prompt—an Easy Way to Record Part of Your Family's History

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"10 Things I Know Are True" Journaling Prompt—an Easy Way to Record Part of Your Family's History

Make it easy to record your family’s history one journaling page—and just 15 minutes—at a time. This free printable journaling prompt helps you and your family jot down 10 things they know. After all, what greater treasure can we leave to our families in the future (and now!) than sharing the beliefs that are most important to us?

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Frozen 2 Movie Night Ideas—4 Fun Ideas to Build Family Connections with a Disney Plus Movie Night!

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Frozen 2 Movie Night Ideas—4 Fun Ideas to Build Family Connections with a Disney Plus Movie Night!

Turn a traditional Disney Plus movie night into a family Disney movie night PARTY that builds family connections and closeness with these four easy Frozen 2 party game and food ideas! Anna and Else knew how to move forward during hard times to do the next right thing because of what they learned from their family’s stories. Likewise, knowing and talking about your family’s stories can help your family make it through hard times, too!

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Draw an EGG-straordinary Family Portrait—Easy Easter Craft Idea!

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Draw an EGG-straordinary Family Portrait—Easy Easter Craft Idea!

For a fun Easter craft, have your family draw self-portraits on plastic Easter eggs. You can draw on half of the egg, like these. Or draw on the entire egg and place coins in the bottom of the eggs to help them stand upright.

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Sculpt a Memory—a Frozen Twist on Charades That Strengthens Family Connections

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Sculpt a Memory—a Frozen Twist on Charades That Strengthens Family Connections

In this game, our family literally laughed nonstop the entire activity! But first, a little background: While watching Frozen 2, I loved how “frozen memories” in water played an important part in helping Elsa and Anna create solutions for the future. Many studies have shown that children who know their family’s stories are better able to cope with emotions and challenges. This game strengthens a culture of family storytelling—one where you have to sculpt a memory into a single pose (or two or three) to relive your family’s favorite moments! Not only is it fun (aka, nonstop laughter!), but it’s also a great way to capture your family’s story through favorite memories.

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Take a “Family Favorites” Photo—Capturing Your Family’s Story 15 Minutes at a Time

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Take a “Family Favorites” Photo—Capturing Your Family’s Story 15 Minutes at a Time

With cell phones and social media, we have more photos than ever before to capture our family’s stories. But how often do you get your kids’ input in the written description of your family story? If you’re thinking, “There’s no way my kids will want to journal for a family activity,” here’s a simple solution—take a “family favorites” photo!

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