Arthur’s Baby by Marc Brown
Grandfather and I by Helen E. Buckley
Does a Kangaroo Have a Mother Too? By Eric Carl
My Family is Forever by Nancy Carlson
Mama, Do You Love Me? By Barbara Joosse
Peter’s Chair by Ezra Jack Keats
Papa Small by Louis Lenski
Froggy's Baby Sister by Jonathan London
Just Me and My Dad by Mercer Mayer
Just Me and My Mom by Mercer Mayer
Just Me and My Grandma by Mercer Mayer
Just Me and My Grandpa by Mercer Mayer
Good Families Don’t by Robert Munsch
Love You Forever by Robert Munsch
The Family Book by Todd Parr
Families are Different by Nina Pellegrini
On Mother’s Lap by Ann Herbert Scott
Baby Baby blah blah blah! by Jonathan Shipton
Who’s In a Family? By Robert Skutch
Jonathan and His Mommy by Irene Smalls
Kevin and His Dad by Irene Smalls
Me and My Family Tree by Joan Sweeney
A Chair for my Mother by Vera Williams
Waiting for Baby by Harriet Zeifert
"With my Family"
("Muffin Man" tune)
Tell me what you like to do,
Like to do, like to do.
Tell me what you like to do
With your family.
(Student's name) likes to_______.
(Student's name) likes to_______
With his/her family.
"Music In Our Home"
Mother plays the violin.
Daddy plays the flute.
Big brother blows the horn,
Little sister keeps the beat
By clanging on a pot.
And I try to sing along
Whether I know the words or not.
I have two friends that look just alike.
(Hold up both index fingers.)
One’s name is Ike, and the other’s name is Mike.
(Hold up one index finger for each.)
When they trick the teacher, they just grin.
(Put fingers on cheeks and smile.)
They are known as the troublesome twins.
(Put one hand on hip and shake finger)
1. Journals- "I love my family because..." and "What is something that you like to do with your family?"
2. "Our Families" class book- Each child draws a portrait of their family in a house and completes the statement "There are ____ people in my family".
3. "Family Traditions" class book- Each child writes a sentence and draws a picture about a family tradition for homework. Combine to create a class book.
a. How many people are in your family?
b. Are you the oldest, middle, youngest, or only
child in your family?
2. Put people counters on house patterns according to the number written on the roof.
3. Count number of body parts in your family to complete family wheel. Reproducible found at:
4. Place baby item counters (baby shower favors purchased at craft store) on card to match the numeral written on it.
1. Match animal parents to animal babies.
2. Guess the sound you hear (baby rattle).
3. Baby and Child Venn Diagram- Compare and contrast a baby and child. For example, what does each eat, play, wear, etc.?
1. Family Tree- Paint a paper plate green. Attach to brown tree trunk. Give student apple cut outs to match how many family members student has. Student draws family member in each apple.
2. Family Crest- Child cuts out crest pattern and draws a picture of his/her family on it.
3. Family Mousepad- Child draws picture of family on paper. Laminate. Glue on to a rectangular piece of foam.
4. Family Home- Child cuts out triangle (roof) and square. Child draws picture of family on square and glues roof on top of square.
5. Home Activity- Each child draws a picture of what he/she likes doing with his/her family and dictates answer to parent. Bind pages to create "Family Times" class book.
6. Paper Plate Baby Carriage- Cut paper plate in half and paint using Do-a-Dot paint bottles. Add wheels, baby head, and pipe cleaner handle.
7. Family Flags- Children draw their families and what they do together on flag pattern.