My Family Tree

Contributor: Danielle Childers. Lesson ID: 10336

Do you know who is in your family? How many family members do you have? You will watch videos, make a book and tree about your family, and learn about your parents' and grandparents' young lives!


United States

learning style
Auditory, Visual
personality style
Lion, Beaver
Grade Level
PreK/K, Primary (K-2)
Lesson Type
Quick Query

Lesson Plan - Get It!

  • Have you ever gone somewhere and people tell you that you act like one of your parents?
  • Do you think you do things like one of your parents?
  • Did you know hair color, eye color, nose shape, and hair type can all be passed down from one family member to another?

Learning about where you came from helps you understand YOU more. Even if you don't live with your biological family, you still pick up behaviors that they do and can act very similar to them.

In this lesson, you are going to learn about how your parents, your grandparents, and even your great-grandparents helped you become you! This is the second lesson in our How You Are Connected to the Past series. If you missed the first lesson all about you, check it out under Related Lessons in the right-hand sidebar first.

There are all types of families in the world, and we all like to group pets, friends, and even rocks into our extended families! Families come in all shapes and sizes, and as you will learn from reading along with Mary Anne Hoberman, all it takes to make a family is love!

  • Why do you think families are so important?

We are so lucky to be part of a family because they are the ones who love and take care of us. What makes your family different from anyone else’s? On a piece of paper, draw the family that lives in your house. Be sure to hold the paper horizontally (landscape). This will be a page in a book you will create soon. When you are finished drawing the picture, write one sentence on the page about why you think family is important. Show your finished work to your teacher.

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