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Father’s Day Writing Activity: My Dad News

Father's Day Writing Activity-My Dad News


Writing can be used at all times of life including Father’s Day.  Why not have your children write about their dad for Father’s Day?  Use this “My Dad News” printable.  You can also create memorable handmade Father’s Day cards with ideas found here.  Have fun!

Father's Day Writing Activity - My Dad News Printable

My Dad News Printable

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THFP Archive: Handmade Father’s Day Card Ideas

Here are some card ideas for dad’s special day.

Father's Day Card IdeaFather's Day Card Ideas

Shirt Pocket Cards Instructions

I like the idea of tucking a gift card into one of these shirt card ideas. The link above takes to you a site that describes how to make both shirts and includes templates.

Folded Shirt Card Instructions

Martha Stewart has this idea for a folded shirt card. Follow the link above to see step-by-step instructions for how to make this card.

Father's Day Writing Activity - My Dad News Printable

You can also made a Father’s Day newspaper with this free printable.

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THFP Archive: Handmade Mother’s Day Card Ideas


Here are some creative ideas for Mother’s Day cards.

Bouquet Mother’s Day Card

This is a fun fold-open bouquet card.

Tulip Mother’s Day Card

This creative tulip card idea includes a template.

Teapot Mother’s Day Card

This clever card includes a message and packet of tea.

Handprint Mother’s Day Card

This is a new twist on the classic handprint card complete with poem and photo.

Guess How Much I Love You Book

I like the idea of giving this book as a Mother’s Day card. Your children could write special messages to mom on the inside cover. It could become a great bedtime story too for mom to read.

This Handprint Valentine could easily be used as a Mother’s Day card.

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Mother’s Day Poem Heart Card

Mother's Day Poem Heart Card


I like the idea of combining creative writing and art to make a Mother’s Day card.

To begin, use the brainstorming sheet below to come up with special attributes of your mother.

Mother's Day Poem Heart Card Brainstorming SheetPrintable Mother’s Day Poem Heart Card Brainstorming Sheet

Next, cross out the typed lines that were given on the paper as seen below.  The words that you wrote become your poem.

Mother's Day Poem Heart Card Brainstorming Sheet 2

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Cut out a heart from your mother’s favorite color of construction paper.  Use a ruler to draw lines across the middle of the heart.  Write your poem on these lines.

Mother's Day Poem Heart Card 1

Cut your mother’s favorite color of tissue paper into squares.  Wrap one square at a time around the end of a pencil, dip it into glue, and place it on your heart to create a border.

Mother's Day Poem Heart Card 2

 After your tissue paper border is complete, allow the heart to dry.

Mother's Day Poem Heart Card 7

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THFP Archive: Writing – St. Patrick’s Day Limericks

Writing St. Patrick's Day Limericks With Free Printable

St. Patrick’s Day is a great time to write limericks. Limericks will reinforce writing skills, syllables, and rhyming for your child.

Here is an example of a famous limerick by an anonymous author:
There was an old man from Peru,
Who dreamed he was eating his shoe.
He awoke in the night
With a terrible fright,
And found it was perfectly true.

Here is how to write a limerick:
Limericks are funny poems that contain five lines. The rhyming pattern is AABBA. The first, second, and fifth lines rhyme and have seven to ten syllables. The third and fourth lines rhyme and have five to seven syllables. An easy way to get started is to start with
“There once was a boy/girl named_________”
“Who_________________”

Write your limerick on the publishing paper below, decorate, and hang up in a special place.

Limerick Paper

Limerick Publishing Paper

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THFP Archive: St. Patrick’s Day Activity – Leprechaun Traps

Leprechaun Traps and a Free Letter From a Leprechaun

Leprechaun Traps & a Free Letter From a Leprechaun

Leprechaun Trap Idea Picture

Those silly leprechauns. They love to cause mischief especially on St. Patrick’s Day. Some people have awoken to find green footprints spread around their house, confetti strewn everywhere, and their breakfast turned green! If only we could figure out a way to catch them.

It will take some reasoning skills to do it, but I think it can be done. We can build leprechaun traps. Leprechauns love shiny objects, gold, silver, rainbows, coins (real, paper, or chocolate), four leaf clovers, and riddles. It’s best to camouflage the trap so the leprechauns can’t see it. You can use a cardboard box, net, or old cans. Whatever you use, your imagination is the most important element in catching a leprechaun.

Parents, here is a fun letter from a leprechaun that you can leave by the trap in the morning for your child to find.

Leprechaun Traps Letter From A LeprechaunView Printable Leprechaun Letter

Thank you to my friend Wendy for the picture of the leprechaun trap.

I would be happy to post a picture of your child’s leprechaun trap.  Please send the picture to contact @ teacherhelpforparents . com

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Handmade Valentine Boxes (Valentine’s Day Boxes)

Have your chlidren’s teachers asked them to create their own Valentine’s Day boxes to bring to class to collect their valentines?  Need some ideas?  Here is a picture gallery to get your creative juices flowing.

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 Dog Valentine's Day Box

Dog House Valentine’s Day Box

 Taxi Valentine's Day Box

Taxi Cab Valentine’s Day Box

 Race Car Valentine's Day Box

Race Car Valentine’s Day Box

 Rocket Valentine's Day Box

Rocket Valentine’s Day Box

 Butterfly Valentine's Day Box

Butterfly Valentine’s Day Box

 Puppy Dog Valentine's Day Box

Puppy Dog Valentine’s Day Box

 Tank Valentine's Day Box

Tank Valentine’s Day Box

 Pig Valentine's Day Box

Pig Valentine’s Day Box

 Penguin Valentine's Day Box

Penguin Valentine’s Day Box

 Truck Valentine's Day Box

Truck Valentine’s Day Box

 Kitty Valentine's Day Box

Kitty Valentine’s Day Box

Robot Valentine's Day Box

Robot Valentine’s Day Box

 Backpack Valentine's Day Box  Bart Simpson Valentine's Day Box
 Backpack Valentine’s Day Box  Bart Simpson Valentine’s Day Box
A paper bag was used to make this box.

Need ideas for making valentines?  Check out Handmade Valentine’s Day Cards, Watercolor Salt Valentines, and Handprint Valentines.

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Handmade Valentine’s Day Cards

Handmade Valentine's Day Cards - Valentines Card Superhero - From TeacherHelpForParents.com

While reading Family Fun magazine this month, I came across these clever ideas for class valentines. The Family Fun site has directions, templates, etc to make these cards. My favorite is the “Caped Cute-Sader” pictured above.

Ginormous Lollipop

Here is a Valentine’s Day card that is an actual snap shot of your child with a real lollipop attached as an extra treat.


Butterfly Card

Card stock paper and old-fashioned candy sticks are the main parts for making this valentine.


Crayon Hearts

Melt old crayon pieces in a heart-shaped cookie tin to make this colorful valentine. I can just see the kids who receive this valentine using the heart to color.

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Watercolor Salt Valentines

Watercolor Salt Valentines For Your Child's Class Party- The salt leaves a cool effect!  From TeacherHelpForParents.com


Watercolor salt valentines are a creative way to make cards.  Using salt creates a fun effect on the paper.

 

Watercolor Salt Valentines Cards

 

First, tape watercolor paper to a table with masking tape.  Next, use watercolors to paint the background of your masterpieces.  While the paper is still wet, sprinkle it with salt.  Then, allow the paper to dry.  After the paper is dry, wipe off the salt.  You will see how the salt leaves a fun effect on the paper.  Finally, remove the tape and cut out heart shapes.

 

Watercolor Salt Valentines Card

 

You can punch holes in the top of the hearts, thread ribbon through the holes, and attach to pencils.  You can also add packets of candy hearts.

 

Watercolor Salt Valentine

 

Thank you to my friend Kimberly for this craft idea and pictures.

Watercolor Salt Valentines

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THFP Archive: Handprint Valentines

 Valentine’s Day is only one month away.

I saw this idea for handprint valentines that could be used both for family and in the classroom.

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