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FATHERS DAY CARD

Grade: K-2
Age: 4-6

Submitted by Gretta Keel, an artist living in Sasebo, Japan.

Objectives:

Thoughtfulness

What You Need:

  • old denim jeans to cut out the pockets
  • construction paper
  • pencil
  • markers
  • glue

What You Do:

My guys are always keeping things in their pockets so this year, I decided that if Dad should be celebrated, it should be with "boy stuff" in mind.

Cut out a back pocket of a pair of old jeans, put glue on the back and glue it down on a piece of construction paper. If you cut around the pocket, will have a backing to it and can be glued, yet still make a nice pocket.

If you don't have an extra pair of old jeans, you can make a paper pocket of blue paper and put dots around the edges like stitches and carefully glue just around the edges so it can hold stuff.

On several sheets of different colors of paper, trace your hand "without your fingers spread" as if you were going to put your hand in your pocket.

Cut out the hands (4) and write your dad some notes. ie. I'll give you a hand with...(think of a chore dad does) (washing the car, taking out the trash, fishing, learning how to rollerblade, carrying your golf bag,...)

After you have the hands printed on, stick them down inside the pocket, kind of like a love coupon, and finish the card.

You can write GIVING YOU A HAND ON FATHER'S DAY!

or, IT'S FATHER'S DAY AND YOU DESERVE A HAND.

or, HELPING HANDS FOR YOU ON FATHER'S DAY

You can also use the cloth pockets and put in trinkets such as a piece of gum, a golf tee, a rock, your own handmade business card. Anything that reminds dad of you.

Happy Father's Day to your Dad.

Biography:

Gretta Keel has 2 sons ages 4 and 8. They love Kinderart because Mom can always find something really fun to do on days that are dull. Gretta has lived in Japan now for 4 years. She loves KinderArt and says, "no mom should be without it."

© Gretta Keel

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