A great way for children to demonstrate their family ties is to make a family totem pole for the letter T.
Totem poles have a long history in the Pacific Northwest of North America. Native tribes carved figures in large Western Red Cedar trees to represent their clan lineage.
~ at least 5 family photos per child (parents or guardians, siblings, pets, etc.) that can be cut
~ heavy duty poster paper or foam sheets
~ one paint stick/stirrer or ruler per child
Have each child cut out the faces only from their photographs. If the photos are too tiny, enlarge them on a copier first. Glue to pre-cut poster paper or foam circles about 1 1/2 inches around. Glue the photo circles to the front of a paint stick/stirrer with the youngest at the bottom and the oldest at the top (in the child’s best estimation).
This could also be a fun activity as a class group. A totem pole with the teacher at the top and each student below would be a great idea to welcome parents to the classroom.