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Elementary and Preteen Craft: Personalized Family Tree

This family tree craft will help instill an appreciation for families. Using small twigs and a few other items, each child can make a personalized family tree to help them cherish their family members.


You’ll need:

  • green construction paper,
  • markers or crayons,
  • scissors,
  • yarn,
  • a hole punch,
  • foam cups,
  • clay, and
  • twigs or branches with several offshoots.

Elementary and Preteen Craft: My Family Tree

Give each child a handful of clay to press in the bottom of a cup. Firmly insert a twig so it’s secure and upright. Cut out large, green leaves from the construction paper.

Give each child a leaf to represent each person or pet in the family on the family tree. Have kids write a family member’s name or draw the person on a leaf. Kids can include any family members they wish—especially themselves. Then punch a hole at the top of each leaf and tie the leaves to the twig offshoots with yarn.

By pointing out the different people on kids’ family trees, you can show each child that he or she is special and belongs to something wonderful. Tell the kids that God made their parents to love, play with, and care for them.

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