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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Family Tree

In my Sunday school class I taught about the Holy Family (Mary, Joseph, and Jesus). In order to help the students relate to Jesus growing up in a family - like them, each child made a family tree using pretzels!  They LOVED using the pretzels but it was hard not to EAT them!

This is what we did:

  1. Each child got one pretzel rod to glue to his peice of construction paper.
  2. They glued pretzel sticks anywhere they wanted for branches.
  3. I cut out oversized green leaves that they drew family members on.  (notice that my son's dad (and my husband) is so tall his head doesn't fit on the leaf :))
  4. They also glued tissue paper blossoms on their trees, if they wanted.
This activity was done by 4-6 yr. olds.  It took them about 20 minutes.  The conversations about their families while making the project were wonderful!
  I. LOVED. IT!  Many of the kids also drew pictures of their family pets!

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