1-2-3 Come Make Some Father's Day "Craftivities" With Me
My son-in-law is a huge superhero fan. Seems he's not alone, as Marvel comics is raking in millions of dollars cashing in on the craze. With that in mind, I thought it would be fun to design some superhero-themed Father's Day activities that I hope your kiddos will enjoy making for their dads.
The packet includes a Father's Day Batman card, as well as a Superman writing prompt card.
Students color the covers and then hinge them to the second page.
While doing research about superheroes, I came across a sweet simile poster. The link went no where and there was no author, so I decided to revamp it by adding my own superhero similes and incorporating specific superhero fonts that students could color appropriately.
I think it turned out pretty cute, providing a fun way to explain the concept of similes to your students.
My husband didn't quite get "classy as Batman" until I explained to him that Bruce Wayne was a millionaire and supposedly sophisticated. Even after I Googled characteristics of superheroes, it was still difficult to pinpoint some adjectives.
My daughter thought that Captain America was more protective than The Green Lantern, but I chose that term for him, because in researching each character, it seemed that The Green Lantern went hand-in-hand with the Justice League, Guardians of the Universe, and the Intergalactic Police, all of which I presumed were very protective. At any rate, I hope your kiddos find it amusing.
The Craft Caravan had a cute Super Dad coloring page, which inspired me to create several of my own. I designed a superhero head that children can draw in details to look like their dad and then complete the writing prompts on the right.
For another coloring page option, I drew the famous "ripped open shirt" of Superman, only the logo here is "Super Dad."
As with the above portrait, students fill in the facial features of their fathers. You can staple the simile page to this, or have students write why their dad is super on the back of their picture.
For a simple writing prompt activity, students choose one of two bookmarks to color and then write why they feel their dad is a superhero.
There are also two bookmarks that have an acrostic father poem on them; they come in black line, as well as full color.
Click on the link to view/download the Father's Day Superhero Packet.
I made my samples with my little grandson. He's only 19 months old, but was happy to add his scribbles, and I think his papa will appreciate both of our efforts.
While surfing, I found a wonderful superhero dad poem and decided to include it in Kaiden's paper love cards for his daddy. If you like it too, click on the link to grab this FREEBIE over at Creat-Craft-Love.
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"Life hits you hard. But it takes three seconds to decide if you're a superhero or not. I am." -Hrithik Roshan
1-2-3 Come Make A "Tee-rrific" Father's Day Card With Me
As I stated in yesterday's article, I tried to make time so that my Y5's could create something for their dads for Father's Day. I know the end of the school year is often hectic, so I wanted to make several quick and easy "craftivities" that you could choose from, that would easily plug into your day.
A bit of interesting fun, but also educational. (Heaven forbid that we can't justify every little thing we do!) I'll be making several other Father's Day cards this week in the hopes that you can give your kiddos more than one option, as not all dads golf etc.
You could make up 2 to 3 examples and ask them what they want to do, then run off the appropriate number of each "craftivity". If you're lucky enough to be out of school, you can hopefully file these away for next year.
As with yesterday's "dynamite dad" card, the "My dad is 'tee-rrific' golf card" is also a writing prompt. Explain the "tee-rrific" play on words to your students. Brainstorm why they think their father is a terrific daddy.
List their ideas on the board as you review spelling. When students have completed their final draft they write it inside their golf ball card.
Run off the golf ball and inside circles on white construction paper or card stock. Run the tees and pennants off on a variety of colors of construction paper. Students choose, trim and assemble them to make their Father's Day card.
Younger students can simply do the craft or dictate their thoughts to a room helper, while older students complete the writing prompt. Adding a student's photo makes things extra special.
So that my card flipped open to reveal the writing, I hinged the 2 circles together with a small piece of tape stuck to the left side.
Glue the ball card to the top of your tee. You don't really need the pennant, but I thought it added extra pizzazz and fit right in with the golf theme. I glued the flag at a diagonal slant to the back of the ball.
Likewise, you don't need the grass, but I thought the 3D effect gave it that finishing touch. Simply fold a small piece of green construction paper in half.
Have students make cuts at the top, being careful not to slice all the way through; crumple the edges and then glue the tip of the tee inside.
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"I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well." -Alexander the Great
To add writing in with your reading, I’ve designed 3-end-of-the-year class books that will jump-start your students’ imaginations.
To find these class books, in the End of the Year Class Books packet click on the link.
Since the “Spin A Story Wheels” were so popular for the other months, I whipped one together for summer as well.
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I hope these things help you fill in the last few days/weeks that you have with your students.
Isn’t it wonderful that they now know their standards and can work well independently?
Congratulations to them, and especially to you, for a job well done!
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