For this activity, you need wooden craft sticks, colored markers, and self-adhesive Velcro dots. I recently found some jumbo-sized craft sticks at Wal-Mart, which are perfect for writing on. (I also used slightly smaller craft sticks for certain relationships, just because the jumbo ones were taking up too much space.)
Relationships such as half-siblings and step-siblings can be difficult for some children to understand, but hopefully visualizing how each person is connected helps with that understanding.
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