Monday, June 1, 2009

Preschool Fathers Day Crafts - Garden Ideas to Mouse Pads

Welcome to June! Here in the states it marks the unofficial beginning of summer. We are also trying to come up with ways to show dads how much they mean to us. It doesn't have to be a father; it can be any male figure who is important in the lives of a child--grandfather, uncle or friend. Try the following preschool fathers day crafts with your kids; dads will be pleased for sure!

One of my readers sent this idea to me recently and it is a wonderful idea to try.

Personalized Mouse Pad

I do Pre-K 2-3 and we make a mouse pad for our fathers. We just take a piece of foam pad and cut it to the size of a mouse pad. Then we make a hand print and a saying on a piece of paper what they like about their dad and anything that they would like to have on the pad. Once that's done then I laminate it and glue it to the mouse pad that we have cut. All of my fathers have love the idea because they can take it to work or leave it at home to use. Hope this will help some one needing an idea.

Garden Path Stones
Go for a walk to look for large stones or you can purchase stones or pavers at a garden center. Take the rocks or stones back to the class. Next the children can paint or decorate the stones however they wish. They could paint the bottom of their feet and put their footprints on it or just paint designs. You could help them by writing Happy Father's Day or Dad Rocks on the stone. If you have time and access to a spray varnish or preservative, cover the design after it dries. I like to be sure and add the date!

Enjoy and remember to send in any preschool ideas you wish to share and I will post them here. Thanks for all the ideas that come in daily.

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