Lesson Plan Title : Families Are...

Age Range: Kindergarten through Grade 2 (Early Elementary)

Overview and Purpose: What is a family? How many people make up a family? What roles does everyone play? The following lesson will help answer these questions and more...

Objective: The student will be able to create a collage showing different roles within a family and how those family members support each other.


Construction paper

Magazines with pictures of families


Markers or crayons


Chart paper


Ask students about their families. Who lives at home? Do they have two houses where their family lives (as in the case of divorced households)? List all the different combinations on a piece of chart paper.

Ask students to brainstorm all the ways families help each other. There will be many. Write several of them on another piece of chart paper. Examples might be that mom does the laundry, big brother washes the car, or dad gives me a hug when I fall down.

Explain to the students that they are going to make a collage about all the ways families help each other. They can cut pictures out of magazines, draw pictures, or write descriptions.

When the students are finished, have them share their pictures with the class and display them around the room.

Wrap Up:

Another way to celebrate family members and the roles they play would be to have the students bring pictures from home (i.e. baby pictures, vacation pictures, everyday candid pictures, etc.). They can arrange and tape the pictures on a poster board, labeling them with a sharpie or crayon, to present to the class.