The beginning of the school year is a great time to talk about the things in which children are the most familiar with - themselves and their families! Here are some ideas you can use in the classroom.
Building a family - Whether they are drawing, using playdough, or painting, have children create their families.
Plant a family! Grow a family garden using photos of children's family members. Using flower shape cutouts, put the face of the family member in the center. To make them more durable, you can laminate and use clear contact paper to stick to the floor or walls.
Who is missing? Have all the children cover their eyes. I have found that when they lay on their bellies they tend to peek less. Tap one child on the shoulder. That child will hide. Then the other children have to guess who is missing. What a fun way to remember each other's names and build executive function skills like their working memory!