Family Roles Craft and Activities

Welcome to another Early Childhood Education Wednesday post, where a team of homeschooling and educational bloggers share free hands-on learning activities for you to try. Last week’s theme was Teddy Bears, this week’s theme is MY Family.

Last week we talked about family and one of the activities that my girls liked the most is the one that they are still wearing right now as I type this up. This activity has my four-year-old spelling the words sister, and almost daughter.Family roles bracelets and activities for kids aged 2-5 .

Family Roles Bracelets

Materials:

  • Alphabet beads
  • Pony beads
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Blank paper
  • Pen or pencil
  • Scissors

Directions:

  1. Write out the family roles, Mom, Wife, Dad, Husband, Sister, Daughter, Brother, Son on a piece of paper and cut them out.
  2. Talk about each family role and have child point out the two rolls that they play in the family first, then move on to the others
  3. Using the Alphabet beds have the child find the letters to spell out either one or both of their roles
  4. Let the string them on the pipe cleaners and then they have a bracelet.
  5. Now you can repeat this for everyone else or have the child do all the roles. We decided to make this a family project.

A couple of ways you can use these bracelets:

Role Playing

  • Timer
  • Name bracelets
  1. Place all the bracelets in a basket or hat
  2. Let the first player pick from the basket and have them act out the character while the rest of the family guess who it is. Make sure to set the time
  3. The person who guesses right has the next turn and they also hold on to the bracelet
  4. If no one gets it right the bracelet is put back into the basket and they get to pick the next person
  5. Once all bracelets are gone, everyone count up their bracelets and the person who guessed the most roles right is the winner.

Who is really who

Give everyone the wrong bracelet and have your preschooler go around and switch the bracelets putting the right roles on the right person.

Related Activity

 

Media

This week my daughters did have a favorite of the videos that I presented to them. They enjoyed Word World: The Best Nest, Duck’s Family Reunion the most. This week’s playlist is short and full of family fun songs and shows. (Now I know I like to present free videos but the Word World video you have to pay for. I do not receive anything from it, it’s just the video that we used this week. There are some things that we must buy and videos are on the list)

My Family Youtube Playlist

More My Family Activities that you can do with your Early Learner from the #TeachECE team

 

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7 Responses to Family Roles Craft and Activities

  1. Theresa says:

    What a fun game and craft activity. Our kids would love it!
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  2. Danielle says:

    This is a great way to develop fine motor skills and learn to spell!

  3. Such a fun way to work on fine motor skills.
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  4. Alecia says:

    So many great ideas. I love the bracelets. Looks like a fun craft and way to learn more with family.
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  5. Clarissa says:

    I love that the kids can see each person in the family has roles! Cool idea!
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  6. Emma says:

    What a creative way to explore family roles! I love that this is a game all ages can play! #ThoughtfulSpot
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