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Family Time Posters

Social Studies/Art Activity

In this activity, children will discuss the benefits of spending time with family members. Then they will make posters to share their ideas with others.


  • Poster board
  • Poster paints, crayons, or markers
  1. Brainstorm with children a list of things they like to do when they spend time with family members. On chart paper, list their suggestions under the heading Family Time. Use short exclamatory sentences that children can copy when making their posters. Some suggestions might include the following: Read together! Get a hug! Play a game! Walk the dog!

  2. When the list is finished, have partners make Family Time posters. Tell children to copy the words Family Time (from the chart) onto the top of their posters. Then have them choose one of the sentences and copy it onto the bottom of the poster. (You may want to do the writing for the children.) Next, have them paint or draw a picture to illustrate the sentence.

  3. Have children share their finished posters with the class. Discuss where around the school (hallway bulletin boards, the library, the cafeteria) they could display the posters. Then, with the class, display the posters around the school.
  • Assemble the posters into a Family Time big book to store in the classroom library.
  • Display the posters around the classroom and invite family members to come in for a special family day celebration.

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