When learning All About Me, it's a great idea to talk about families at the same time. Families are one way that your preschooler connects to the wider community and each are unique. These fun family activities and ideas are great for preschoolers and you to do together so here you go some activitie for preschoolers on the theme of families.
Activities for Family Theme for Preschoolers
Family is a great theme to do with your preschoolers you can either do it independently, or why not combine with the theme of All About Me and talk about the different families.
Here's some of our favourite family activities for preschoolers.
My Family Preschool Crafts
Why not get creative and make some portraits of the members of the family - these portrait collages are fun to create and it's fun to see how your preschooler views the different members of the family.
Another fun creative activity to try is this Family Footprints craft from Capri +3. It would be great to have on the wall.
Preschool Family Tree Activities
Another fun family craft activity for preschoolers is to make a family tree - we made ours here on Rainy Day Mum with a straw blow tree and added in the family members on the leaves.
How about sorting your family tree with this simple preschool Our Family Tree: Sorting Family Members from Still Playing School activity.
We love sensory activities and this Family Tree Themed Sensory Bin and Prewriting activity from Little Bins for Little Hands is great for preschoolers to do and easy to set up.
Family Theme Literacy Activities
Why not help your preschooler with letter recognition and learning how to read, write and spell names of family members using shapes - this build a name activity can be done for themselves or like above for other family members.
We love creating our own books with preschoolers and this fun Bookmaking for a Preschool Family Theme activity from Fun A Day is ideal. It's simple and you can adapt it for preschool at home or in the classroom.
We all love receiving letters so why not have a go at this Preschool Writing Activity: Letters to Family from Fun Learning for Kids.
Maths Activities for Preschool Family Theme
Why not introduce pictograms to your preschoolers with this fun family ice-cream preferences graphing activity to do together.
Connecting With Family Activities for Preschool
Our family is around the world and this Finding My Family on a Map from Powerful Mothering is perfect for helping our preschoolers to learn about the world and also to get some idea of where their family lives in relation to them.
Families have so many recipes and we just love this Family Recipe Book Activity from Growing Book By Book to create our own with our favourite family recipes.
With families spread around and especially at this time these Tips for Using Skype to Connect with Family from The Educators' Spin On It are great to allow you to be online with family around the world.
Does your family have a history from a different country? If like Alecia over on No Stress Homeschooling you do why not introduce your kids to games from their cultural heritage check out her Jamaican Games that she has played with her preschoolers.
Family Themed Books To Read with Preschoolers
Our pick of the books for families that we have enjoyed with our preschoolers are
- The Family Book by Todd Parr
- Me and My Family Tree by Joan Sweeney
- The Great Big Book of Families by Mary Hoffman
Resources Recommended for the Family Theme for Preschoolers
We are big fans of Learning Resources equipment here at Rainy Day Mum and this family themed counter set is a great resource that you can use for counting, graphing and sorting for Maths Centre work. With older preschoolers you could start to introduce the topic of Doubling and Halving by using these counters and mirror - find out how to teach doubling and halving with a mirror.
Free and imaginative play is such an important part of preschool and it is easy to provide toys around the theme of "families" this open sided dolls house makes it easy for children to play separately accessing all areas as well as play together, moving from playing in the same space to playing cooperatively as they progress through the stages of social development in preschool.
Add this multicultural skin coloured dough to your play dough and modelling clay work for the family theme.