Recently, my son came home from nursery with this.
I decided to start with Grandparents and Great Grandparents (seemed perfect since I came up with this on Grandparents day). I wanted to keep it simple at first because he has a TON of aunts, uncles and cousins. Don’t worry, we love you too!
I love the idea of a family tree and helping him to know that his Papas and Grandmas are Mommy and Daddy’s Moms and Dads. I made him a little family tree file folder game by altering the basic family tree found on Kid’s Turn Central.
I made two different sheets (printed on card stock and laminated using clear contact paper), one that listed everyone by their relation (mom, grandpa, etc) and one that listed them by name. This way he could start with the relation one and eventually grow in to learning all the names. I printed out 2 in x 2 in pics (they fit perfect on a 4×6 photo paper) of all of us to attach above the labels (forgot my sons pic, so he pointed to where he goes). Currently, we are using double sided sticky tape, but you could use Velcro.
Left is blank to personalize with names. Right is labeled with relations.
We decided to send Grandma and Grandpa a little something for Grandparents day (a little late) and did some finger painting and sent them a card.
Images from: http://www.toddparr.com/books/
All in all, we had a fun week learning about parents, grandparents and great grandparents!
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