Poll the class to see who has sisters, who has brothers and who is an only child. The graph the results on the floor.
Use magazine cut outs to find "mothers" "fathers" "brothers" "sisters" "grandmothers" "grandfathers"
Determine with the class how many cups of water a diaper will absorb. To go further with this individual centers can be created and children can determine what objects absorb and what do not.
Discuss the names of baby animals. Example; a baby cow is a calf, a baby chicken is a chick.
Does a Kangaroo Have a Mother Too?
What Moms Can't Do
What Dads Can't Do
The Napping House
The Family Book
All Families Are Special
Love Is a Family
All I Really Need
We Are Family
Have children sequence a typical family's morning routine.
Children will cut out pictures of families in magazines. They then will label each member of the family. This will allow them to work on words like 'mom' 'dad' 'brother' 'sister'
A 12X12 foam square will be sent home with the children. They will work together to decorate their square so it represents their family. We will make a large quilt using all of the squares. Each child can discuss their square and why the decorated it they way they did.
Children will draw a picture of their family.
Children will draw a picture representing their role in their families.
Children will use their fine motor skills when making families out of play dough.
Children will work with parents to create their family tree. They will share with the class.