Lesson Plans to Welcome All Families in Your School

Easy to use lesson plans. Ensure all children feel welcome. Introduce diversity through the simple lens of diverse families. LGBTQ inclusive.

Aligned with the Common Core Standards.

What Is A Family?

This introductory lesson uses children’s own experiences and questions. You can use the lesson with any number of books featuring diverse families. [K – 2] 


The Great Big Book of Families: Discussion Guide

The Great Big Book of Families by Mary Hoffman showcases diverse families and their lives together. It's a great resource for reflecting the diversity of your students' families and highlighting diversity for all students. LGBTQ-inclusive, multi-racial families, economic diversity. [K – 2] 


Love Makes a Family

Create a Love Makes A Family classroom or schoolwide display with unique family drawings from each student. This activity helps students see that the common bond that holds all kinds of families and caring communities together is love.  [K – 5] 


Tree of Caring: Roots and Wings

Find great alternatives to the traditional family tree. Welcome all students and their families. Be inclusive of LGBTQ, adoptive, foster, step, and multi-generational families. [1 – 3] 


A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo: Embracing Family Diversity

Meet Marlon Bundo, a lonely bunny who lives with his Grampa, Mike Pence—the Vice President of the United States. Marlon's life is about to change forever when this very special boy bunny falls in love with another boy bunny. With its message of acceptance, this book explores the topics of same gender marriage and democracy. [K – 5]