Father’s Day Idea... GO FISHING CARDS!
Use 9”x12” sheets of coloured construction paper. The card is one piece of 9”x12” coloured construction paper folded in half. Ask each student to choose a colour that their father would like – don’t allow students to choose blue (unless you have different shades) because they will be gluing blue water/waves to every card cover.
For Grade 1, cut sheets of plain, letter-sized (8½”x11”) copy paper into 4 quarters, 2 pieces per student, to fit inside the card (on the left side). Students write something about their fathers for which they are thankful – one idea per piece of paper until they each have a total of two pieces of writing. I check each piece of writing and put little stickers on each. Students get extra stickers for original ideas, for extra time/effort.
For Kindergarten, I take a few minutes to talk to each student and fill out a sheet (template provided) with information they give me about their dads. Then, this is glued on the inside (left side) of the card. Students can write “I love my dad!” at the bottom.
On the right side, use the “Happy Father’s Day” template provided, or students can make their own but they MUST remember to leave a space at the bottom for the “bucket of fish”!
Cut sheets of plain, letter-sized (8½”x11”) copy paper in half. Students draw pictures of their dads and glue these on the backs of their cards… these are REALLY cute!?
Ask students to show you the layout of their finished pieces of writing inside their cards before they glue everything down. Remind students which side is the front and which side is the back before Part 2.
Photocopy buckets onto coloured paper for students to cut out. I help cut slits near the top of the bucket (with a utility knife). Fold up the bottom (so the fish don’t fall out), then put glue on bottom flap, top edge (above the slit) and on the side edges. Glue the bucket to the bottom portion of the “Happy Father’s Day” side of the card (inside)… make sure there is an opening in the bucket for the fish to go in! Bucket and fish templates are sized to fit these cards!
Photocopy the fish onto orange paper. On one side, students write something they want to do with their dads. On the other side, decorate/colour the fish, then cut out. Put a paper clip on each fish so they can be “caught” later… store in the bucket!
Cut sheets of blue, 9”X12” construction paper into quarters (each student gets a quarter), then draw waves on each for students to cut out and glue on card covers.
Provide each student with the letters for DAD (template provided)… colour, cut out, then glue anywhere on the cover.
Fold or roll squares of brown construction paper to make 9” long fishing rods. Staple a short length of string to one end, then add a magnet to the other end of the string – I use self-adhesive magnetic sheets, cut out two small pieces, then glue the pieces back to back with the string in the middle…