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Father’s Day Frames

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Handmade picture frames are the perfect Father’s Day keepsakes!

This activity is appropriate for:
preschool - 2nd grade / 3 - 7 years

You will need:

Before you begin:

  1. Print the “My Dad, My Hero” reproducible and make enough copies for every student in your class.
  2. Print the “Happy Father’s Day!” reproducible and cut out one banner for each student.
  3. Print out the picture frame template and trace it onto foam sheets. Cut out one picture frame for each student. (You may want to ask parent volunteers to assist with this step.)
  4. Cover a large table with recycled newspaper or butcher paper.
  5. Pour tempera paint into painting bowls and set the bowls out on the table.


  1. Invite each student to select a foam sheet frame. Have students decorate the edges of their frame with a variety of collage materials. Instruct them to leave the top edge blank.
  2. Give each student a “Happy Father’s Day!” banner and encourage students to glue it onto the top edge of the frame.
  3. As students are working, invite a few at a time to the painting table. Have students choose a paint color for their handprint.
  4. Place a copy of the “My Dad, My Hero” reproducible in front of each student. Have students sign their name at the bottom of the poem. Then help paint each student's hand with paint and press it firmly down on the paper next to the poem. Instruct students to hold their hand in place for a few seconds and then lift their hand straight up so they don’t smear the handprint.
  5. After the handprints have dried for a few hours (or overnight), have students glue the frames onto the page, taking care not to cover the poem or handprint. Let the glue dry.
  6. Tape a piece of yarn to the back of each completed frame for easy display. Invite students to take their frames home and give them to their dads on Father’s Day!

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Handprint Plates

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Holiday Scrapbook
Gingerbread Man Notepads
Holiday Card
Decorative Gift Tags
Holiday Card Stand
Holiday Candle Holder
Holiday Snack Sticks
Celebration Candle
Candy Cane Ornament

January Holidays
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Party Masks
New Year’s Hat
New Year’s Rocket
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February Holidays
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Giant Valentine
Valentine Mobile
Chinese New Year Parade
Chinese New Year Drums
Handprint Heart Frame Photos
Valentine’s Day Door Wreath
Valentine’s Day Card
Valentine Tic–Tac–Toe
Love Bug
Valentine Mailbox
Cup of Cocoa Valentine’s
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Valentine Necklace
Valentine Caterpillar
Valentine Learning Centers
Patriotic Pencil Holders
Presidents’ Day Masks

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Shamrock Door Hanger
Leprechaun Hunt
Leprechaun Hat Pencil Holder
Saint Patrick’s Day Pop-Up Card
Rainbow “Pot of Gold”
Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!
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Mother’s Day Tea
Mother’s Day Bouquet
Mother’s Day Teacup Cards
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Father’s Day
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Father’s Day Card
Father’s Day Trophy
Father’s Day Frames
Father’s Day CD Photo Coaster

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Independence Day Drum
Fourth of July Firecrackers
Uncle Sam Hat
Star-Spangled Shaker
Stars & Stripes Place Mat
Star-Studded Napkin Rings
Patriotic Noisemakers
Foam Star Paper Chains
A Flag Day Parade

September Holidays
Grandparents Day Card

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Halloween Countdown Calendar
Handprint Bat Hats
Jack-O’-Lantern Jars
Giant Pumpkin

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Turkey Trot Relay Game
Fall Table Settings
Turkey Plate
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Pattern Block Turkeys
Being Thankful Sunflowers
Native American Rattles
Colorful Napkin Rings
Pilgrim Hats
Turkey Place Card Holders
Colorful Cornucopia
Turkey Handprint Apron
Turkey Memory Match-Ups
Remember the Day in Photos
Pin the Tail on the Turkey
Thanksgiving Table Art
“A Festive Feast”
Brain Teaser Game

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