This is the most exciting idea for helping children get interested in family history--Ancestor cards!
Aren't these gorgeous? See how they are are done and how you can make them here:
If that is a bit too complicated, try these simple ancestor cards:
They are available here:
I like this idea because it is so meaningful!
Ancestors card game--My Grandma Maxine made cards with pictures of family members on them. Each card had a duplicate so that we could play "memory" by placing the cards face down on the table, picking two and hoping for a match. If you got a match you got to keep the cards and go again. The person with the most cards at the end was the winner. This game was a great way to help us grand kids keep track of our ten aunts and uncles and their spouses and children.
Quiz game: Once family members become more familiar with the ancestry cards, take turns drawing a card and asking the other player a question about the information on the card. If they answer right, they get to keep the card. Play till all the cards have been used. Person with most card winds.