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Mother’s Day is just behind us, and as a teacher that meant that the end of school was not far away.
But I always feel that dads and other important males in our students lives get a little bit left out of the parenting celebration. In my school district school is out roughly two weeks before Father’s Day, and it ended up being forgotten in the hustle and bustle of field day and parties for many years. But then I realized that this craft was the perfect activity for the last days of school when you are scratching your head to find engaging assignments for your students. And if you are distance learning during the pandemic, this is a the perfect hands-on craft that can be left on a porch for grandpa if you are not able to visit.
In this craft card there are only five pieces to cut and glue, and in addition each child will need a packet of seeds. There are some great deals if you start shopping now – Dollar Tree was selling four packs of seeds for, you guessed it, a dollar!
Here is the link to the craft you will need for the templates to make the watering cans. The can comes with a message for dad, or a thank you message that students can personalize that they can give to other important men, caregivers and guardians in their lives.
Once you have downloaded the craft, cut out all the pieces on colored paper of your choosing. I love to display mine before I send them home, so I make them in the middle of May and display them with sunshine and flowers for a bright summer themed bulletin board, and I love to use lots of different colors. Check out these posts on how to make letters and flowers.
Begin by gluing the rim of the flower pot to the top, and the front ‘pocket’ of the flower pot to the bottom. This is where you will place the seends.
Glue the handle to the shovel.
And glue the shovel to the plant pot, being careful not to obscure the writing.
Finally, place the seed packet in the front pocket.