“Peek-A-Boo Family Tree” – A delightful game for young children who love games of Peek-A-Boo!
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WHAT YOU NEED
- Family Tree template or draw your own;
- Scissors or Craft Knife
- Photos of family members.
There’s lots of ways to make the tree shapes and peek-a-boo flaps. I chose to make the following: cut out a tree shape in both brown & green card so they match exactly. Cut the tree trunk off of the green card.
On the back of the green card place the photos upside down spread out evenly and draw an outline around them in pencil. Using a ruler draw square shapes for the flaps using the photo outlines as a guide.
With a craft knife (or scissors) cut 3 sides of each flap. Turn the green card over & open the flaps.
Place the green tree top over the brown base so they match. Carefully stick the photos on the brown card in the correct positions (under the flaps) & then stick the green card down onto the base. Ready to go!
HOW TO PLAY WITH THE PEEK-A-BOO FAMILY TREE
Let your little one explore the family tree and show them how it works. Sophie was obsessed with this, lifting the flaps and giggling when she found a family member’s photo underneath. I also wrote the names of each person on the front of the flap as it never hurts to show the familiar words written down even before children are able to read them.
As your child lifts the flap and finds the family member (or special grown up), say their name clearly and see if older children can say back to you! You could even ask them to find a certain family member under the flap.
- Make strong relationships with special grown ups.
- Recognise special grown ups.
- Copy & learn new sounds & words (or familiar names / words for older children)
- Understand new words by pointing at what you are saying.
- Recognise written words that are special to me.
- Learning about & understanding the immediate world around me.
Enjoy some quality family bonding!
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