In Class
Play Family Bingo, which you can have your students design or you can purchase from Teachers Discovery.

Have each student draw and label their árbol geneológico. 

Show students a silly animal “family tree.”  A cat might be married to a dog and have children who are rabbits!   Then have them create their own to show the class.  At the bottom of the tree, have them write out fives sentences about the family members’ relationships.  For example:
    Bowser es el hermano de Trigger.  Lassie es la tía de Bambi etc.

Have your students think about who they would like to invite to a “Reunión Familiar.”  Have them write out a list of at least 8 of these “invitados,” 

Examples:
mi abuela, Marta
mis primos, Juan y Luis


Have students draw pictures and label their favorite family on TV.

Explain the diminutive to your students, that the diminutive “ito” and “ita”  suffix show affection.  The Teacher’s edition of the Acción Text book, published by Glencoe-McGraw-Hill had this rhyme that I have my students learn by heart.

Mamacita cómprame un regalito
Papacito ayúdame un poco
Hermanito hazme un favorcito
abuelito préstame un dinerito


Here are two other family-related rhymes.

Me llamo Ana María
Soy hija de los García
Vivo en la Avenida Torero
tres, cero, cero, cero
Cerca de la Gran Vía


Juan Horacio
Maria Cecial
Jaime Ignacio
Joaquin y Emilia
Jorge Luis y Jose María
¿Ves que hay muchos 
en mi familia?


Internet Activities
Pick a game and practice your family vocabulary

Fun game to practice Spanish family vocabulary

Aural Family Quiz. Listen and click what you hear.

Cómo es tu familia?  Watch Video.

Try this family Crucigrama

Which member of the family?

Speed spell family members.

Shortly after introducing your students to family members en espanol, try this wonderful song on youtube: Mi Familia Grande by Barbara MacArthur. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9iUXEhEMh8 Your students won’t be able to stop singing even if they try!
“¿Cómo Es Tu Familia? Spanish Rap


You can’t do without the catchy family ”ritmo”  ¿Quién Es? which you can find in the song booklet “Cantos, Ritmos Y Rimas” available here. The song begins....
 “¿Quién es la mamá de tu mamá?  Es tu abuela.

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