Storytime with Jaki – Father’s Day

This coming Sunday is Father’s Day in Australia, so I thought we would spend our Storytime this week celebrating the Dads that we know.  Lots of us have Dads, and we know that they come in all sorts of shapes and sorts.  Some Dads live in our house with us.  Some Dads work away and just stay with us sometimes.  Some Dads live in a different house, with other people – but they still think about us, and love us.  And it doesn’t matter where they are – our Dad is always the best Dad!
It would be good to hear some stories about your Dad.
I found lots of books about Dads to read.

Let’s look at our books:

Cover Image for My Dad is Fantastic
My Dad Is Fantastic

Join Little Puppy and his dad as they make a mess at breakfast, build the best tree house ever and search for buried treasure.

Cover Image for When A Dad Says I Love You
When A Dad Says “I Love You”: Douglas Wood and Jennifer A. Bell

Dads know how to do everything. They can help with homework and carry you on their shoulders. They can make pancakes and teach you how to sing songs. These loving actions are just some of the ways dads show how much they care—and no matter how he says it, “I love you” is wonderful to hear!

Cover Image for Is Daddy Home Yet?
Is Daddy Home Yet? : Dean Russell and Harry Sankey

“Is Daddy Home Yet?” blows the lid off all the boring reasons why Daddy isn’t home before bedtime. Join us on a fantastical trip through outer space, on pirate ships, and a giant’s lair, until Daddy finally gets home after a hard day at work!

School For Dads : Ando Twin & Lucy M. George

Has your dad started getting a bit slack? Always late to pick you up, looking at his phone too much? Then you need to get him down to School for Dads right away! And you might learn that he’s really a brilliant dad after all . . .

We are very lucky this week and have extra books.  Jaki has a terrible cough, so Asha is reading for us and has brought along some of her favourite books about Dads!
Cover Image for "Some Dads"
Some Dads!  : Nick Bland

Some dads are very careful and some dads misbehave. Each dad has his own way of being a dad and they are all delightful!

Cover Image for "My Aussie Dad"
My Aussie Dad: Gus Gordon, Yvonne Morrison

My Aussie Dad loves playing cricket, cooking on the ‘barbie’, camping, footy and DIY, however, things don’t always goes as he plans.

Cover Image for Is "Why I Love my Daddy"
Why I love My Daddy : Daniel Howarth

‘I love my daddy because…’

Everyone’s daddy is the best. In this lovely book, children tell us all why they love their Dad most.

Cover Image for "Daddy, Get Me the Moon"
Papa, Please Get the Moon For Me : Eric Carle

A father will move heaven and earth to delight his daughter. Monica wants to play with the moon, but she can’t quite seem to reach it.  See how Dad achieves this.

Rhymes

Daddy Daddy
(sung to Twinkle Twinkle)

Daddy, Daddy, Let me say
I love you in every way
I love you for all you do
I love you for being you.
Daddy, Daddy, let me say
Have a happy Father’s Day

Hugs for Daddy

One little, two little, three little hugs,
Four little, five little, six little hugs,
Seven little, eight little, nine little hugs,
Ten little hugs for Daddy!

One big, two big, three big hugs,
Four big, five big, six big hugs,
Seven big, eight big, nine big hugs,
Ten big hugs for Daddy!

D – A – D – D- Y
(sung to Bingo)

I have the best Dad in the world
And Daddy is his name-o.

D-A-D-D-Y , D-A-D-D-Y, D-A-D-D-Y
And Daddy is his name-o.

Repeat and leave out each letter one by one.

Craft

This week, we’re making something to present to our own fantastic Dad!
Fathers Day Craft - Dad decoration
Fathers Day Dad Decoration in red and blue
For this craft you need:
– “Dad” card template
– different coloured cellophane
– glue
– string
– scissors

To do it:
This is a lovely simple craft.  Once we have all punched the pieces out of the template, we simply glue pieces of coloured cellophane to the back of it.  I liked the simple look of the SuperMan style Dad with just red and blue, but by putting lots of bits of different colours, it creates a kind of kaleidoscope look.  Very beautiful when put against a window.

What Dad would not love one of these in their window?  HAPPY FATHER’S DAY TO YOU ALL.