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Posted by Eilis on September 10, 2012 at 12:35 AM

We do the "My Family" theme early in the school year.  I have the kids bring in a photo of their families and we graph how many people there are in our families.  Drawing our families can be challenging this early in the school year.  I thought it would be fun to give them stick figures to color to represent the members of their families.  I could not find exactly the clipart I had in mind, so I created my own.  I am pretty pleased with myself right now, since my previous experience with making clipart is limited to the sun I recently made for the weather unit.  I'm definitely keeping my day job, but had a lot of fun creating this.  There are two options for mom, two options for dad, two options in three sizes for sisters, two options in three sizes for brothers and a baby with and without a bow. (Yes, I was probably following a minivan when this idea popped into my head....)

   

   

I wrote a silly little song about families to the tune of the Addams Family.  I find that kids like anything sung to that tune....



 What Mommies Do Best/What Daddies do Best  and other books in that series go well with this theme.

I would love to hear YOUR ideas.  So....I will send this file to the first three people who post a great family theme teaching idea here.

Otherwise, it's just a dollar at my Teachers Notebook shop.  Just click on any of the pictures of the printables to take you to my shop.

Hugs,

Here's the link that Stacey included in her comment:

http://shareandremember.blogspot.com/2009/05/finished-mothers-day-crafts.html