Apple Jacks Family Tree

Wednesday, 12 Aug 2009 | by Mark Tucker

My youngest son often plays with his breakfast cereal and this time it was Apple Jacks.  Knowing my interest in genealogy, he created a family tree out of the cereal shapes.  I just had to take a picture:

Apple Jacks Family Tree

Well, that is only part of the story.

I had a birthday last week and his gift to me was a treasure hunt to find my present.  Somewhere in the backyard he had dug a hole and buried my present then he created a map to the treasure.  Notice how crumpled and “old” the map looks.

Apple Jacks Family Tree Map

When I dug it up, it was my very own Apple Jacks Family Tree.

Apple Jacks Family Tree

Thanks, son.  I love it!


  1. Nice tree! That could make a great logo actually. And love the map too! He’s a creative little guy.

    Comment by Zoe — 13 Aug 2009 @ 1:26 am

  2. I love family trees. I especially love trees made of Apple Jacks! Thanks for sharing. Since you have such a following, I thought you might appreciate knowing about the 2009 California Family History Expo in Redding, Calif., Oct. 16 & 17. This expo is presented by Family History Expos,, a well-established Utah-based company.

    Comment by Donna Messerly-Brown — 21 Aug 2009 @ 3:32 pm

  3. I can bet you Mark your son will be a great genealogist. May God bless this little genealogist.

    Comment by — 7 Dec 2009 @ 4:58 am

  4. I dont get how it is a family tree.
    good story though

    Comment by katie herron — 18 Jan 2010 @ 9:53 pm

  5. Building a family tree is lots of fun.

    Comment by Family Genealogy — 27 Jul 2011 @ 10:35 am

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