Dads are just the best, aren’t they? So making sure they feel appreciated on Father’s Day is a great way to give kids a boost and keep families engaged with the classroom, after school programs and camp. Some ideas, you say? Well, sure. Here are six of our favorites.
Poems are always amazing. You could, for instance, have kids write an acrostic poem, which is when kids use the first letters of a word to start the lines of their poems. FATHER might be a good idea, though their dad’s name can work just as well.
2. Paper Ties
Paper ties are an adorable project, and a great way to teach fine motor skills in the younger grades. Give kids templates to trace for the ties, then let them cut out shapes from construction paper – triangles, squares, pentagons, polka dots – to decorate the tie. Fun tip? Make the knot a different color from the rest of the tie.
3. Decorative Mug
If you don’t have an oven available, try these Snapins mugs, in which you can insert special artwork made of paper or cloth. It can also be decorated with stitchery, collages, paintings or photographs.
4. Handprint Fish
Kids and parents alike love Finding Nemo, so what better way to celebrate a dad and kid than with orange handprint fish? All you need is some orange construction paper, white paint, black pen or marker and a cute ocean-y background.
5. Bubble Wrap Heart
Art using bubble wrap? Yep! Why throw away this packing material when you could instead use it as a medium for kids to express their love for the most important man in their lives? This bubble wrap heart print project requires nothing more than extra packing material, paper, and a variety of paint colors.
6. … To the Moon and Back
Classic books Guess How Much I Love You and I Love You to the Moon and Back can’t be beat for pure heartwarming-ness, so why not base your Father’s Day project on them? And what better way to symbolize a trip to the moon than a rocket? This glittery project teaches fine motor skills and creativity … so many ways to decorate!
Of course, the best way to celebrate the love of a father is simply the hugs and kisses they crave, but an adorable craft project can’t hurt. Next time you’re wondering what to do for this special holiday, try one of the above crafts. Kids, and dads, will love them.