Social Studies Activity
Children develop their understanding of how their families function and
renew their appreciation for various family members.
WHAT YOU NEED
WHAT TO DO
- Discuss with children why they think families are important and what they
like about their families. Ask children to think about special
contributions each family member makes to the family.
- As children respond, create a chart on the board and record some of their
responses (see sample chart). Encourage children to think about their own
role in their family. What do they contribute? How do they help?
- Tell children that they can fill out their own family chart. Then
distribute copies of the Family Member Chart
and have each child fill it out.
Remind children that they can use the chart on the board for ideas or to check
- After children have completed their charts, have them share their
charts with a partner.
You may want children to complete their charts at home. Then bring
the charts in to share with the class.
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