Who is in My Family?

Things you'll need for this activity

  • PapePicture5.png
  • Textas/pencils
  • Photos (optional)
  • Pictures from the local paper or magazines (optional)

What is the learning in this activity? 

Ages: For ages 4 & up

Purpose: This is a fun activity to help children explore their families, neighbourhoods and communities. It helps children identify their own supports and helpers in the community.

Let's do!

  • Trace around your hand/s. Use this as the template for drawing onto - each finger will represent a person. Their face or name can be added to the drawing.
  • Talk to your child about the different people in their family/school/neighbourhood, and what each of them do.
  • Ask your child to draw each person onto the fingers and help them to add any words or other details they’d like to include.
  • Reflect together on these people and how they fit into your child’s world.


Let's talk

Extension - * there may be lots of thoughts and questions that children will bring up as they draw. ‘Tuning in’ to the moment brings rewarding interactions.

 We'd love to see your creations and home based play! Share with us on Facebook at @yrfamilies #YarraRangesPlay

You can contact the YRC Family & Children’s Services team on 1300 368 333 or by email at earlyyears@yarraranges.vic.gov.au


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