The Manitoba Social Studies Curriculum has many “hands on” ideas for primary Social Studies.
This Think Pair share activity allows children to think about their family and draw it, share that drawing with a friend and have the partner share with the group.
Have students draw pictures of their family members and then describe their pictures to a partner, explaining what is special about their family. As a class, sit with their partners in a sharing circle. Start on the left and proceed around the circle. Each partner describes one or two special things about the other person’s family to the class.
For more ideas on the family check out this link. (Manitoba) page 58