Keeping it SimpleSimple was the name of our game. No flow charts or photo cut outs for us. With little time and an even littler preschooler attention span, this project needed to pack as much punch as possible. Our supplies consisted of poster board, construction paper, art supplies, scissors and glue. I wanted to make our family tree colorful and fun, so I precut leaves out of construction paper in varying sizes. Simple shapes, simple colors, simple sizes. Even a non-crafter like me can handle this!
Utilizing Family TalentThank God my hubby has a thing for drawing because his work was the heart of the project! I found a great tree template from none other than Pinterest, and hub-bub was able to magically draw and color it onto our poster board.
Easy Enough for a PreschoolerFor our project, each leaf represented a family member and family unit. To help it all make sense to our preschooler, I decided to utilize our family picture book so he could associate each leaf with each family member. It was a way for him to make a tangible connection to how our family tree came together.
Putting it all TogetherOnce the tree was done and all the leaves were made and ready for plucking, we cleared our coffee table and focused all our attention on the family tree. It was a great way for us to go over how our family members are related. Our son had fun plucking the leaves off each page and gluing it onto the tree with the help of Mommy and Daddy.
Did you do a family project lately? I'd love to hear about it in the comments!
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