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Family Coat-of-Arms
Ages 5 to 8
Celebrate your family by making a Coat-of-Arms!

What You Need
Coat of Arms

  • A sheet of paper about 11" x 14"
  • Photographs, pictures of national flags, pictures from magazines, etc.
  • Crayons, colored markers, colored pencils
  • Shield pattern (print and enlarge one for each person)
  • Oak tag or a piece of light cardboard
  • Glue

What to Do

  1. Think of drawings or photographs that might best represent and symbolize your family. Here are some ideas:
    • Flags of countries from where family members came
    • Favorite family foods
    • Family events, holidays, celebrations, activities, vacations
  2. Trace the enlarged shield pattern onto oak tag, cut out the pattern, and divide it into 2 or 3 equal sections.
  3. In each section, draw a picture and/or glue a photograph or picture from a magazine that shows one idea about your family.
  4. Share your shield with other family members.

What Else You Can Do

  • Use drawing software, such as Kid Pix® by Broderbund or Creative Artist® by Microsoft to draw pictures for your shield.

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