Topic: family

Objectives & Outcomes

  • Students will be able to identify and define the different members of a family and describe their relationships with each other.


  • Construction paper
  • Markers or crayons
  • Scissors
  • Glue or glue stick
  • Vocabulary worksheet (provided)


  • Begin the lesson by asking students if they have a family. Ask them to describe their family to the class.
  • Next, ask students to name the different members of a family. Try to include as many as possible on the board.
  • Finally, introduce the concept of family relationships and ask students to give examples of these (e.g. brother, sister, parent, grandparent).

Direct Instruction

  • Using the worksheets, explain to students the different family relationships and have them color in the corresponding shapes on the worksheet.
  • As a class, recite the names of the different family members and their corresponding relationships.

Guided Practice

  • Have students work in pairs and take turns asking and answering questions about each other's families. Examples: "What is your mom's name? She is your mother. What about your dad? He is your father. Etc."

Independent Practice

  • Have students create a family tree using pictures and/or words to represent each family member. They can glue the pictures and/or words onto a piece of paper and then label each one with the correct name.


  • Ask students to share something that they learned about families today.


  • Observe students during the independent practice activity and provide feedback on their ability to identify and describe family members and their similarities and differences.

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