Trina Deboree
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Fabulous Father's Day Craft for Kids to Make

Father's Day is the perfect time to tell dads and influential men in children's lives how much they are valued and loved. Nothing says I think the world of you more than a homemade gift, and why not say it with a lap book

Lap books are a great way to engage your children with content while adding some creativity to the learning process. Lap books are similar to interactive notebooks but can be more fun for kids. A lap book allows your children to have an organized product that they can learn from and in turn share with others. Lap books provide a creative collection of important and interesting information. 

Self-contained units of study
Encourages writing, drawing, and thinking
Can be used as a study guide or a portfolio
Great for sharing with family
Provide motivation for the reluctant learner

Fabulous Father's Day Craft for Kids to Make

Father's Day Lap book offers the opportunity to tell dad just how much you love and care for him. This lap book is creative, has opportunities for kids to share all about special men in their lives, and is fun to make.

Lab book Steps:

1. Print and Copy All Pages

(There are many choices for a variety of different men in the lives of kids. You can even do a grandpa book!)

2. Put Together the Inside Components and Complete

There are so many ways to talk about dads. Words All About Dad is a fun way to think of adjectives that describe dad. {This also provides an excellent discussion point on inner and outer characteristics.} There are suggested words for kids to define and draw a picture of how the word relates to dad or there are blanks to think of their own words. 

Mini-books include an All About Dad and Using My Five Senses to Explain Dad. Watch out for some hilarious examples of what dad smells like and how dad drives! {Mini-books encourage writing, reflecting, and reviews a science topic of the five senses.}

Finally, the middle section Our Favorite Thing to Do Together can be a meaningful written piece or a beautiful illustration expressing a special moment between a child and their unique male influence. This space can also be used as a place to collect photos in a scrapbook type fashion. Anything goes!

3. Create the Cover

We wait to do the cover last so that you can cover up the back side of the brads or the staples from the inside. This took me a couple of upset children to finally realize this step needed to come last! {Again there are choices for the cover.}

4. Add the Head

You can color a head to match your dad exactly or you can use the already colored options. There are options for grandpa, as well. 

5. Use the Tie as a Card 

Use the tie as a card and then use paper clips to clip it on. The paper clips allow it to be removable so dad can open the rest! 

Now you have your fabulous Father's Day Craft for kids to make! I hope your children enjoy this fun project, and I hope dads do too! 

I would love to see pictures of your final product. Be sure to snap a few and send them my way at!

Happy Teaching and Learning!


Trina Deboree