Father's Day "How To" Book

What You Need:

  • Construction paper (various colors)
  • Drawing paper
  • Stapler, or brads
  • Hole punch (optional)
  • Markers
  • Crayons
  • Pencil

What You Do:

  1. Help your child create the physical book. Have her stack 5-10 sheets of drawing paper and fold the stack in half.
  2. Sandwich the folded sheets between two sheets of construction paper. Either staple them at the spine, or punch a hole in them and connect them with brads.
  3. Over the course of a few days, encourage your child to think of things her dad does well. Each page is a different "How To" action that she illustrates. Some examples are, "How To Cook Dinner", "How to Fix a Car", or "How to Go Fishing."
  4. Have your child write a title at the top of each page, explaining what her dad is doing in the drawing. She can expand on it with some narration about why or how he does this action so well.  Don't worry about spelling, rather focus on completion. The "creatively spelled" words will be charming in years to come!
  5. Write the best ending ever! On the last page, encourage her to draw something the she and her dad do together, along with a short narration of why she likes doing this with her dad.
  6. Finish by drawing a book cover, and adding any information to the back of the book. Perhaps your child has their own publishing name she'd like to advertise on the back?  Or, how about a barcode?
  7. Gift wrap and present it to the best dad ever!

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