Faith CoLab: Tapestry of Faith: Families: A Jr. High School Youth Program that Explores the Diversity, Commonality, and Meaning of Families

Activity 2: Family Diversity

Part of Families

Activity time: 15 minutes

Materials for Activity

Preparation for Activity

  • Photocopy Handout 1, Family Facts and Figures, for all participants

Description of Activity

This activity will help participants recognize the diverse forms families can take by sharing some current facts or statistics about families. Distribute Handout 1, Family Facts and Figures. Review the sheet with participants and discuss the family structural diversity it reflects. Ask if any of the statistics surprise them. Make sure the group moves beyond stereotypes of families; this is important. If participants make any generalizations, be sure to offer enough information to counteract them.