Friday, 2 September 2011

For Dad

Spoiler Alert - If you are a Dad please read after Father's Day.

In Room 1 today we have been busy creating cards for Father's Day.

In New Zealand Father's Day is held on the first Sunday of September. (Funny how Mother's Day is the second Sunday of May.) In preparation for this momentous event, all week we have been reading books about Dads as well as a very sweet poem titled 'Daddy'. (As a side note I try to select poems and texts to share read that fit in with a theme for the week.)
Our cards have a copy of the poem glued to the inside and a sweet message from the card's gorgeous sender.

But the outside is the exciting part. As part of our Visual Arts Collage Unit we created these cute collage hearts (thanks to Itty Bitty Love for inspiration).

The Steps:
  1. Use a glue stick to cover the heart shape with plenty of glue (I cut these out of card before hand).
  2. Stick on long strips of paper covering all of the heart - we used magazine pages, but you could use old photos, newspaper, strips of tissue paper, or coloured paper.
  3. Turn over the covered heart and cut it out carefully with scissors. (This is a great meaningful opportunity to practice those important scissor skills.)
  4. Staple or glue the heart to the card.
For our card we used bright blue mini-corrugated card, so we used a stapler. Because glue just didn't do the job.

Hopefully these cards survive the trip home and can be enjoyed on the special day!

There is a copy of the poem we used on my Printables page.

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