Lesson Plan Title : My Family

Age Range: Kindergarten through Grade 2 (Early Elementary)

Overview and Purpose: Families can be very diverse. In this lesson, students share what their families are like using a variety of materials.

Objective: The student will be able to create a poster about his family.


Poster board


Various colors of yarn

Stencils of animals, sports, etc.

Various colors of paper and fabric


Talk with your students about families and what makes a family. Have your students create a poster about their family. Encourage them to share as much about them as they want. They can add yarn for hair, fabric for clothes, stencils of the family's favorite things to do, etc. Have the students share their posters with the class.

Wrap Up:

This activity can also be done at home. Have students take home a piece of poster board and work with their parents to create a family poster. Some students may have a difficult time with this project depending on their home life. Be prepared to help students who do not want to share about their family.