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Our Families (Tool Required)


Development Level: Preschool/PreK

Learning Areas: Math, ECSEL

Overview: Explore ancestry with this engaging family tree math lesson!


  • ECSEL Tool: Our Emotions Cards
  • Natural materials such as tree bark or sticks (collected by children during outside play or prior to starting this activity)
  • Photos of children’s immediate family members with background information such as cultural information and languages written on the back (shared in advance by families)
  • 1 Plastic baggie for each child
  • Chart paper
  • Markers
  • Printed image showing an example of a family tree
  • Teachers’ family tree (completed in advance)
This lesson requires Our Emotions Cards. Click here to purchase or learn more about this tool.

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