Family or Classroom Tree

Lesson #12100
12100

Display photos of students or photos of their family dangling on a tree.



Grade Level:

Create an exhibit of student photos placed in various poses on a dimensional tree. Students can also bring in family photos and create their own family tree.

Introduce and identify students in your classroom by displaying their photos on a 3-D tree. Discuss genealogy as students place photos of their family on a stand-up tree.

15147-XL-Ellison SureCut Die - Tree, Bare - XL
Adhesive, Chipboard or poster board, Construction and copy paper, Embroidery thread, Pencil, Photos, Ruler, Scissors
Adhesive, Chipboard or poster board, Construction and copy paper, Embroidery thread, Pencil, Photos, Ruler, Scissors

The teacher will die-cut the materials for student use prior to the lesson.

  1. Take photos of students in varying poses standing, sitting or resting, or have students bring in photos of their family.
  2. Die-cut two Tree, Bare shapes from chipboard or poster board and one Tree, Bare shape from construction paper.
  3. With a pencil and a ruler, mark a line down the center of the construction paper tree trunk. Then make a mark horizontally half way down the vertical line on the tree trunk, and cut on the vertical line.
  4. Place one half of the construction paper tree on one cardstock tree. Make a pencil line down from the horizontal mark to the bottom of the tree trunk.
  5. Cut along the line, and then cut a second line right next to the first line making a skinny slit.
  6. Place the other construction paper tree on the other cardstock tree, and draw a line up from the horizontal mark to the top of the tree trunk.
  7. Cut along the line, and then cut a second line right next to the first line making a skinny slit.
  8. Slide the two cardstock trees together (Main Photo).
  9. Place adhesive on the back of a photo, holding it up to the light to determine where the body in the photo is positioned.
  10. Adhere the photo to a piece of colored copy paper, and cut around the body.
  11. Repeat steps 9 and 10 for all student or family photos.
  12. Use embroidery thread to make a loop for the photos that hang on the assembled tree (Main Photo).
  13. Students will enjoy using the photos in this tree-mendous way!

National Arts-Visual Arts
NA-VA.K-4.3 Choosing and Evaluating a Range of Subject Matter, Symbols and Ideas
Achievement Standard:

  • Students select and use subject matter, symbols and ideas to communicate meaning.

Source: educationworld.com

Social Sciences-U.S. History
NSS-USH.K-4.1 Living and Working Together in Families and Communities, Now and Long Ago

  • Understands family life now and in the past and family life in various places long ago.

Source: educationworld.com

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