Activity:

Cookie Jar

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What You Need:

  • Clean, empty oatmeal container with lid
  • Construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue or tape
  • Old magazines for cutting
  • Photos of your child and her father together
  • Contact paper

What You Do:

  1. Help your child measure and cut out a piece of construction paper to fit around the outside of the oatmeal container.
  2. Lay the construction paper over the contact paper and cut a same-sized piece of contact paper.
  3. Help her decide where to place the photos on the construction paper. Glue or tape them into place.
  4. Look through the magazine with her and help her choose words that describe her father. This is a good opportunity to practice letter recognition, spelling, and basic reading skills. Cut out the words and glue them to the construction paper.
  5. Help your child fit the construction paper around the oatmeal container and glue or tape it into place.
  6. Peel the backing off the contact paper while carefully pressing it over the decorated construction paper on the oatmeal container.
  7. Fill the container with homemade cookies, place a bow on top, and give it to Dad on Father's Day!

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