Father’s Day Storytime

Hope everyone had a wonderful dad day Sunday! We had a great time at storytime reading a few newbies and an oldie followed by a craft for the kids and a gift for dad.

Here’s what we read for Sunday’s Storytime…

Father’s Day Storytime Line-up:

Oh, Daddy! by Bob Shea

A daddy who is always up to silly tricks in attempt to convince his young son to do what he’s supposed to be doing.

Just Like Daddy by Frank Asch

A short and sweet story about a boy who is just like his daddy… well almost.

Mitchell’s License by Hallie Durand, illustrated by Tony Fucile

Mitchell never wanted to go to bed until his father gave him a license to drive the dad-mobile piggyback.

When Dads Don’t Grow Up by Marjorie Blain Parker, illustrated by R.W. Alley

Some dads are grownups and some dads are more like kids. Here’s a tribute to the young at heart.

Father’s Day Crafts:

For our Father’s Day craft, we made a portrait of dad from this fun free printable by way of  Design Editor, as well as snazzy paper ties that the kids ended up wearing around afterwards.

Materials needed for the Portrait of Dad: this free template printed on regular paper, colorful cardstock, scissors, glue stick, and markers.

Before storytime, I cut the printable portraits with scrapbooking scissors from the library’s craft supplies and that was all the prep required for this craft. First the kids drew their portraits with markers.

Then they used a glue stick to glue the back of the portrait. Tip: only glue the boarders. I don’t know why I didn’t do that originally because it looks all bumpy.

And that’s it. Instant and personal gift for dad.

Now for the ties…

Materials needed: colored paper, scissors, hole-punch, ribbon, stickers, and markers.

I drew two ties on one sheet of paper and then photocopied that sheet onto colored paper.

I cut the ties from the color paper and hole punched the top ends. I also cut strands of ribbon beforehand.

The only thing the kids had to do was decorate their tie and slide the ribbon through the top holes. Like they say in Oh, Daddy… “Easy peasy mac and cheesey”.

Hope everyone had a wonderful Father’s Day!


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