To help children learn that families come in all shapes and sizes with the help of some famous fairytale families and Disney families, class counts how many members are in each family.
I like to use the gingerbread cut outs to create a graph as a whole group using the gingerbread shapes to represent each member of a family (blue for males, red for females). I do more families then the ones on the graph to show how families can have lots of people or just a couple.
Later, students independently use the graph to count the number of family members of each family on their graph.
I tried to keep it simple: some students might bring up that Scar was Simba's uncle but then you get into like was Figaro part of Pinnochio's family? What about the Prince since he marries Cinderella? Keep it simple ;)