How to: Make a family tree

Helping your little one make a family tree will help her understand where she comes from and how she fits into the family. Start off by making a tree for immediate family members and when she’s older, branch out and include more cousins, nephews and nieces.

This family tree project is a great way to keep little hands busy and it’s a fun way for children to learn about their family history. Click here for more great ideas to teach your kids about their family history.

What you’ll need:

  • White, black and coloured cardboard
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Photos of family members

How to make the tree:

  1. Draw a tree on black cardboard and cut it out.
  2. Draw leaves and birds on the coloured cardboard and cut out.
  3. Draw circles on coloured cardboard and cut them out.
  4. Cut photos of family members out and paste them in the middle of the circles.
  5. Paste the tree trunk in the middle of the white cardboard.
  6. Arrange the photos of the family members in the tree.
  7. Fill in the gaps between the photos with the leaves and birds.

Download the tree, leaves and bird templates here.

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