Social Studies/Art Activity
In this activity, children will discuss and illustrate family celebrations.
WHAT YOU NEED
WHAT TO DO
- Large white construction paper
- Crayons, colored pencils, or markers
- Discuss with children the idea that families have
many special days to celebrate. Give them some examples,
such as birthdays, graduations, weddings, anniversaries,
etc. Ask children what special days they celebrate with their
families. Encourage them to share any traditions their
families may have for these special days. List their answers
on chart paper.
- Review the list with children and point out that, while
many families celebrate different special days, many also
celebrate the same kinds of days.
- Next, have each child draw a picture of his or her family
celebrating a special day. They can refer to the list you
made for ideas. Help them to label their pictures. Then have
children share their pictures with a partner.
- Make a class mural showing families celebrating different
- Have a special family time once a month for children to share news
of recent family celebrations.
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