Thursday, May 26, 2011

Father's Day 2011

Father's Day is right around the corner, and we're going to get started on a few projects next week.  I don't know about y'all, but I love shopping at Dollar Tree.  I pretty much make weekly visits to take a look at the latest arrivals and the teacher's corner {Mr. Perry doesn't understand this fully, but he is supportive of this habit since he knows how I like to use ordinary household items and random items for classroom instruction.  {is there anyone else out there that can relate?}

About a month ago I snagged about 25 of these cute little wooden picture frames.  I plan to have the students decorate/paint them, and add a photo, poem, or note.  I haven't decided which one yet.  I'm thinking of attaching a little decorative note that says, "You make my {heart} sing" or "You make my heart {flutter}."

Just a side note for those who may not know...when Dollar Tree has a limited quantity of something that you need, you can usually order it directly from their website.  They can ship it to a store  near you so you can pick it up there.  The website has everything from office supplies to toys and games.  Most importantly, it has the teacher's corner items too!  Click on the link to check it out.

Here's a little book about dad's and a coupon book that students can 
illustrate, cut out, and present to their dad.

My dad

Father's Day Coupon Book

Click on the picture below to see another great example of a coupon book.

Here are a few of my favorite books about dads.

 I just discovered a fabulous website with all kinds of crafts, ideas, and fun projects!
Visit Make and Takes  for more great craft/gift ideas including these cute little "monster bookmarks." 
Daddy's Little Monster. . .

Here's another really cute idea that I loved.  You could probably get lots of ties from a second hand shop or Goodwill.  Click on the snake for the instructions.

Fathers Day Crafty Tie Snake


  1. Cute writing activities! I am stealing! :0)


  2. I absolutely LOVE the tie snake idea!!!! SO CUTE!



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