Father’s Day is just around the corner! For the kids at my daycare, that means it’s time to create something special for Dad at art time.
I love doing this particular activity because it allows the kids space to be creative while ensuring that we have a finished product to send home for the holiday. The same idea could be used for birthdays, Christmas or other special occasions.
To do this art activity we use:
- Colored construction paper in Dad’s favorite colors
- Paint brush
- White paper
- Crayons and/or colored pens
- Safety scissors
- A short poem about Dad. Use this one or write your own!
To begin, I ask the kids to choose a colored paper for their project. Then, I set out the glitter and paint and set them loose! Once the creations are complete, I set them aside to dry.
Next, I read some short poems out loud and invite the kids to each choose one. I help each child write down their poem of choice on a white sheet of paper.
I encourage each child to cut out their poem and paste it onto a clean sheet of colored paper. We also add “Happy Father’s Day” and the child’s name to this piece of paper, then draw on the paper with crayons or pens.
Finally, we paste the two colored sheets of paper together. The final product is a beautiful piece of art on one side and a sweet Happy Father’s Day poem on the other.
Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there!