DIY Dad Blocks for Preschoolers
Are you looking for ideas for celebrating Father's Day with your preschool students? Dads are an important part of our little learner's lives, we can foster this connection by including activities that are fun and easy to incorporate. DIY Dad Blocks are so simple to create and make a fun addition to a preschooler's play!
Father's Day provides an opportunity to celebrate and appreciate fathers, father figures, and male role models in a child's life. By teaching preschoolers about Father's Day, we promote inclusivity and acknowledge the importance of different family structures and relationships. We've included a tutorial to DIY Dad Blocks that will make a great addition to your small world or block centers!
Let's Get Started!
Before getting started start with a question. Begin by asking your child if they know what Father's Day is or if they have heard about it before. This will help you gauge their prior knowledge and understanding.
Next if your preschoolers are able have them practice their scissor skills by cutting out the pictures of the various dads.
As they cut ask your preschooler to share what they love about their dad, what activities they enjoy doing together or talk about special memories they have.
In our example we are using rolls as our blocks so we've cut the pictures so they will fit perfectly on the roll. Next, your preschooler will use their glue sticks to glue the printable to the roll. As always with glue, a little goes a long way.
After your preschooler is done adding the glue to each picture then they will carefully glue it to the roll. If you're using blocks the sizing might be a little different and you'll want to use tape so that you can take the pictures off when you are finished with your Father's Day theme.
Using DIY Dad blocks during block play with preschoolers can be a creative and engaging way to incorporate the concept of Father's Day into their play.
Here are a few more ideas:
Print out pictures of preschooler's dads as a display
Invite your preschooler to make a block of their own dad and use it as a show and tell to talk about their dad
Use the DIY Dad Blocks for a storytelling activity
We hope you enjoyed this activity and have fun including this in your Father's Day celebrations with your preschoolers.
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