Family Tree

Family TreeWhy not make your own family tree next time you’re at playgroup. This craft idea is not only fun, but involves a lot of fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination.

What you need:

  • Paper
  • Coloured pens or paint
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Family photos
  • Green card

Draw or paint a brown tree trunk in the middle of a white sheet of paper. Next, cut out leaf shapes from the green card and stick them around your tree. Cut up some family photos, ideally a separate head for each family member. Glue the photos onto your leaves making sure mummy and daddy are at the top of the tree and the kids sit on leaves below.

Extension Idea: If you want to get really creative extend the family tree to include Aunties, Uncles and Grandparents. Talk to the kids while they are making their family tree; What makes a family? Are there different types of families? How many people are there in your family? Are there any pets in your family?