Get to know your new students and celebrate the members of their family with these family theme activities!
In this pack, whole group, small groups and independent resources are for introducing, teaching, and reviewing facts about a family. Lesson plans with mini-lessons, center activities, and an interactive page are available for each week of instruction.
Week 3 Plans
This is a template for lesson plans during the second week of school. Pick and choose what ideas and resources work for your learners for these family theme activities.
Families – Whole Group
These family theme activities can be used during whole group instruction for a family theme. They include a poem, word cards, tracing page and table sign in sheets.
Families Interactive Poem
Use this poem during a thematic lesson, whole group or a literacy center and have learners change the things they can do.
My Home Sensory
Explore homes with the five senses. Complete the charts together and have learners draw and write about their home using their senses.
Families Thematic Plans
Use these plans as a guide for engaging family read alouds and activities in the classroom.
What Is a Family?
Read All Kinds of Families and complete the first part of the family chart together. Have learners complete the flower craft.
Who Is In Your Family?
Read What Makes a Family and complete the second part of the family chart together. Have learners complete the home craft
How Families Spend Time Together?
Read The Relatives Came and complete the final part of the family chart together. Have learners complete the guided writing page.
How Families Work Together?
Read Berenstain Bears and A Job Well Done and sort jobs that are done at home and at school. Have learners write what would happen if jobs did not get done at home or school.
How Is My Family Special
Read My Big Family and have learners present their family projects. Send the note include home at the beginning of the unit or a week before.
Family Predictable Chart Class Book
Use this resource to create a class book from the predictable chart created during the week.
Literacy Center | Letter and Word Sort
Have learners sort the letter and word cards on a pocket chart.
Literacy Center | Rhyming
Have learners find the rhyming cards around the room and circle the new rhyming word.
Literacy Center | Syllables
Have learners clip the syllables or use manipulatives to count the syllables in each picture.
Math Center | Family Counting
Have learners clip the number for how many people are in each family.
Math Center | Match the Pattern
Have learners match the pattern strips.
Math Center | Missing Number
Have learners find the house with the number that is missing in each set.
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