Draw Your Baby’s Family Tree

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Following up on our extra large photo album, today I made another project to help Veronika recognize and know the closest members of our family.

On a piece of construction paper, first draw a basic tree shape with markers.

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I added brown lines for each family member we’d include in an upside-down V (to look like each picture is hanging from a wire).

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Now cut faces from photos, and “hang” on your tree. Whoops, you’ll notice I had to leave a few spaces blank until my next trip to the drugstore, but you can always add to your tree as you go.

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Veronika and I talked through all the family members, which is great since some relatives live near and some far. Make sure to point to each person as you say the name.

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And don’t forget a picture of baby!

This tree works great for tummy time.

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It’s also nice if you hang it on the wall, especially in a place your little one lies often and can take in the details of the family slowly.

 

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