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Family Tree Activity

Making a visual family tree that shows your extended family is a project your child will really enjoy.

Materials

  • Photos
  • Poster board
  • Pencil
  • Markers
  • Scrap paper
  • Glue

Directions

  1. Collect photos of the people you want to include in your family tree.
  2. Before you draw your tree on poster board, sketch it on scrap paper.
  3. Show your child and her siblings at the bottom of the tree and work your way up the branches to show her extended family.
  4. Using your sketch as a guide, pencil your family tree on poster board, then draw over your pencil lines with markers.
  5. Glue each photo in its proper spot onto the tree and label it with the name and birth date of the person pictured.
  6. You might also note marriage and death dates if you like.
  7. Post your family tree in a prominent place where the whole family can admire it.

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Copyright 2001 by Patricia Kuffner. Excerpted from The Children's Busy Book with permission of its publisher, Meadowbrook Press.

To order this book visit Meadowbrook Press.


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