I wish I had ten arms to hug you,
Ten arms to squeeze you tight
To thank you for reading me stories
And for tucking me in at night....
What are you doing for Father's Day?
Helping your students celebrate Father's Day can be tricky: There are fewer crafts for dads and not all children are able to celebrate the day with their own fathers.
"Kid-er-Pillars" Card, Craft, and Poem is a wonderful way to celebrate fathers and father-figures while remaining sensitive to different family structures.
"Kid-er-Pillars" Father's Day Kit includes:
1. Adorable "kid-er-pillar" coloring page (and large card cover).
2. Two versions of an 16-line original poem, written from the point of view of a child who wishes to be a caterpillar with ten arms to hug and high-five his/her father or father figure.
3. Version One of the poem specifically mentions the word "dad". Version Two of the poem is appropriate for fathers, step-fathers, uncles, grandfathers, or other beloved caregivers, male or female.
4. A fill-in-the blank personalized poem for children to customize and describe what they love about their father/card recipient.
5. Clear and simple written and visual directions for easy card assembly (project the illustrated directions onto a large screen, and repeat directions less frequently).
6. Clear lesson plans and ways to modify the activity for Pre-K, Kindergarten, and First Grade.
All you need is glue, crayons, and a large sheet of construction paper per child. The rest (including an illustration of a completed sample) is included in this kit.
Stop wondering about how to help your students celebrate Father's Day. Download "Kid-er-Pillars" and enjoy a writing activity, poem, and original craft that will let all of your students celebrate Father's Day in a way that's inclusive of everyone's family story.
Be sure to download the preview for excerpts of the original "Kid-er-Pillar" poem and fill-in-the-blank personal poem.
Thanks and Happy Teaching!