It’s all about Dad this weekend. Why not encourage your child to create a unique, handmade tale he’ll never forget using your child’s imagination and storytelling ability?
Have your child follow the instructions below creating a Dad-centered story.
• 2 x 8.5 inch sheets of construction paper
• Hole punch
• Ribbon for binding the book
• Crayons, markers, and other decorations
1. Assemble the sheets of construction paper. Use one sheet for the front and back cover, and one sheet for the inside pages.
2. Fold the pile of construction paper in half width-wise to make a storybook 8.5 X 5.5 inches.
3. Cut three lengths of ribbon, each around 12 inches long, and thread each one through the three holes. You can also use one long ribbon to thread throughout all holes. Tie the ends of the single ribbon in a bow. Pay close attention not to tie too tightly because it will cause the pages of the book to tear.
4. Now, it’s time for your child to color and create the story. With Dad (or Grandpa or Uncle) as the primary character, what will he be doing and what is the beginning, middle, and end of the story for him? Let your child talk and discover. If your child is able to write, have your child write the title of the story.
5. While your child tells you the tale, write it down. Have your child illustrate the pages and talk about the story together.