Every year in May we celebrate Mother’s Day with cards and flowers and lunches out. We spend the day thanking and pampering mom. Then in June, Father’s Day comes, but honestly: Most of us don’t make as big a deal about Dad! Sure, we get him a card and maybe a new tie, but we really don’t engage in all the fanfare we do for Mom. This Father’s Day craft will make sure Dad gets the appreciation he deserves!
Dad’s Footsteps Father’s Day Craft
This craft is based on Psalm 37:23: “The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord, and he delights in His way.”
You will need the following supplies:
- A picture of each child
- Large sheets of white paper
- Tempera paint
- Craft sponges
- Baby wipes
- A laminator, if available
Preparations for the Father’s Day Craft
This craft can easily be done in one class, but you can make it even more special by planning ahead a little. A week or two before you plan to do it, take a picture of each child in your class and print it out at home. Also, print out Psalm 37:23, as well as the following poem:
In all the things I try to do
I try to do them just like you.
I’m watching every move you make
And trying to take each step you take
Although right now I’m sort of small,
When I’m with you I feel ten feet tall!
Like you, I want to be brave and smart,
‘Cause I love you, Daddy, with all my heart.
When I am older, I’ll be so glad,
If I grow up to be…
Just like Dad!
– Author Unknown
Cut the photos into oval shapes and paste them at the top center of each paper. Paste the poem in the center underneath it. Now you’re ready to start!
Instructions for your Students
On Father’s Day, call the kids up one or two at a time. Take off their socks and shoes, and paint both their feet with the sponge brushes.(Get ready for giggles!) Slowly help them stand up so that one foot is on each side of the poem. Use the baby wipes to clean up, and paste the papers with Psalm 37:23 across the bottom of the paper. You could also have them sign their names, if they are able.
After the papers dry, laminate them (if you can) so that Dad can enjoy this special Father’s Day keepsake for years to come!