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15th June 2018

The Nursery Blog- Fathers Day Fun!

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The Nursery Blog- Happy Fathers Day!

In Butterflies room (1-2 years) , the children enjoyed getting creative for fathers day. First of all, the children picked their card and sat down at the creative table. Barbara then supported them as they painted their hand. Vinnie showed a lot of skill when painting his hand, and when a member of staff said “Red” he repeated the word and said “Wed”. Oliver passed the paintbrush to a member of staff as if he was asking them to paint his hand. After painting their hands, they slapped it on the card to make a handprint. Robin said “wow, hand” when looking at the outcome. After the handprints were finished, a member of staff made a sign on a piece of card which said “Happy Fathers Day” , taking it in turns, the children held the sign and smiled as a staff member took their photo. Robin took her picture then begun playing, whilst playing she was repeatedly saying “Cheese” and pointing to the camera. The staff members printed out the pictures and stuck them next to the handprint.

What is Father’s day?

Father’s day is a day in the year on which fathers are honoured by their children. It was first observed in the state of Washington in 1910. It is usually the third Sunday in June and in Australia, the first Sunday in September.


Fun facts about Fathers day

  • Father’s day was invented by American Mrs, Sonora Smart Dodd who wanted to honour her father, a veteran who had, as a single parent, raised his six children.
  • According to the greetings card makers Hallmark, Fathers day is the fifth largest card sending holiday.
  • Traditionally fathers should be given the gift of white or red roses. Wearing a rose signifies a living father, while a white one represents a deceased father.


Fun and easy Fathers day crafts to do at home


  • Trace your child’s hand onto a piece of card and allow them to colour it in using pens, crayons or paint. Add a personal touch by writing a poem next to the handprint.
  • Using some card, cut out strips and stick them together- resembling a photo frame. Allow your child to decorate the frame with various accessories, when finished; stick a photo of daddy and child into the frame.
  • Get your child to paint, stick and colour using any materials they want.  Allow them to use their imagination and give daddy a card they created all by themselves.