Families Are Special

Activity Objective

To help the children appreciate both the uniqueness and similarities in loving families

Lesson Outcome

The children will understand that families are supportive and loving and will do their part to support their own families.


  • Family photos that children bring
  • Family pictures drawn by children


  • Tell the children that in this activity they will have an opportunity to share some insights into their own supportive families.
  • Divide the children into groups of three or four. Invite each group to sit around a desk or table with their family photos or drawn pictures.
  • Invite the groups, one at a time, to take turns sharing one special thing about their families. They may show a picture or photo as they speak. Encourage them to relate how family members help each other.
  • After each child has had a chance to share a few times, bring the large group together.
  • Have a brief discussion about how families are alike and different. Try to elicit the idea of how good it makes us feel to help and be helped by our families.
  • Conclude by reminding the children that it is important for them to be loving and caring members of their own families.


Learning Styles

Art/Space Smart, People Smart

Approximate Time

10 minutes


If you can plan ahead, encourage children to bring in three or four photos of their own families to share.


Make sure children are accepting of the diversity in families and understand that all families do not share the same kind of support.