Family vocabulary worksheets, stories, songs and teaching ideas

A mix of stuff for adults and young learners, but should be obvious which is which! Updated 28 November 2016

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Family vocabulary songs

The Finger Family Song (“Mother finger, mother finger, where are you? Here I am,
here I am, how do you do?” etc) – father, brother, sister, baby

This is my Family (Nice to Meet You Nice to Meet You too) – also including uncle and aunt, but not in a way that makes the meaning clear

The Farmer’s in the Dell – just wife and child

Here are Grandma’s Glasses from Wee Sing – just grandma and grandpa but good actions

Three Bears (English language version of Korean song – you’ll need to sing over the grammar mistake, but good actions)

Stories for family vocabulary

Whose Mouse are You?

I Love You Blue Kangaroo – aunt, mother’s friend, uncle, Great-Uncle, cousin, baby, mother

The Family Book by Todd Parr – stepmother, stepdad, stepsisters, stepbrothers, adopt, mom, dad, parent (though lots of that is only implied)

Me Myself from Apricot Books – father, mother, big brother, little sister

Little Red Riding Hood

Room for One More – Mommy, Daddy, lots of pets, plus can add big sister and little sister from the pictures

Little Fur Family – father, mother, grandpa, grandson, child

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt (family not mentioned in the words of the book, so you’ll need to discuss the pictures, but good actions)

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

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