Saturday, June 11, 2011

Father's Day Handprint Journal

My kids are excited to celebrate Father's Day next Sunday with their dad, and have been hard at work making his gift.  This year the gift is in their hands, literally!  I helped trace the hands of my little ones, but my older boys took care of the rest!   Supplies: spiral notebook, glue stick, paper, pencil, & hands.  My kids used patterned scrapbooking paper by Moxxie, but plain paper with a fun title would work too.  You could even add pictures to the cover or inside the journal. 



Father's Day Handprint Journal:


Use a glue stick or modge podge to adhere paper to notebook: 






Next my kids traced their hands on their designated page,
wrote their names, and colored in the hands.   






My third grader wrote a fun story about an adventure he had with his dad.  I also helped them glue in some questions to answer about their dad.  What I think makes this gift so great for dad?  It is about dad through the eyes of his kids.


Topics for kids to write about in the
Father's Day Handprint Journal:
(you can ask younger children the questions & write it for them)

My Dad rocks because...
Favorite activity to do with my Dad...
I love my Dad because...
My Dad is fun because...
My Dad takes care of me when he...
My Dad's favorite hobby...
When my Dad was a boy he...
My Dad's favorite food...
My Dad's favorite color...
My Dad's favorite sport...
When I'm a Dad I want to...
My Dad's favorite superhero...
My Dad's favorite song...
I'm thankful for my Dad because...
My Dad's favorite book...
When I'm with my Dad we...
I hope my Dad will...
My Dad makes me laugh when he...
My Dad works hard at...
I know my Dad loves me when he...
My Dad is silly when he...
I'm proud of my Dad when he...




"Any man can be a father;
it takes someone special to be a Daddy."  (unknown)


Melanie




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