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I Love My Family

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I Love My Family


By the end of the activity pupils will be able to:

understand and apply vocabulary related to members of their family

Target Language:

Members of the family

Time needed for preparation:

10 minutes

Time needed in class:

60 minutes


Year 1
Year 3

Language Focus:


Activity Use:

Set Induction

Pupil Task:

Group Work
Whole Class

Which learning institute:



Family member labels, cell phone for video, monitor to play video. 3 sets of picture cards: one for the team, 2 hidden around the class labelled team a and team b.

Procedure before class:

1.       Ask a more advanced class, Year 5 or Year 6, to act out different family members doing activities.  Make sure the actors are wearing labels identifying their title like mother, father and so on. For example, the “grandfather” can be reading the newspaper while the “brother” is playing football. 
2.       Print out flash cards and word cards. 
3.       Hide picture cards around the classroom before students arrive.  One set should say “Team A” and one set should say “Team B”


Procedure in class:

1.       Introduce the vocabulary words and spelling.
2.       Show the video.
3.       Discuss the video and put the pictures on the white board.  Label the pictures as a class.
4.       Divide the class into teams for the treasure hunt.
5.       Students look for pictures hidden around the classroom.
6.       Students paste the pictures to a manila card and label the pictures.
7.       Each group presents their family tree to the class.
8.       Teacher places manila cards on the wall for review.


Follow Up:

Students can make their own family trees with pictures from home or drawings of their family members.

More advanced students can draw a picture a picture of a family member and write a description introducing them. 


 If students are struggling with writing, ask them to colour a picture of their family and share the names and ages of the people they drew


 Year 1 students focus on immediate family members while Year 3 students study extended family members.