Thursday, June 12, 2014

Daddy's Homecoming

{You can scroll through all of my Father's Day posts HERE.}

For Father's Day this year, our primary will be singing in Sacrament Meeting.  I chose He Sent His Son (because January's song is totally appropriate - who is the best Father ever?), and Daddy's Homecoming.

We'll be reviewing these 2 songs for singing time (I've said it a lot, that there are only a few times when it's convenient having Sacrament Meeting last - singing in Sacrament Meeting being one of them!).  I'll simply have the kids stand and sing He Sent His Son once.  We know it pretty well.  Then we'll move on to my "Dad Puzzle" and sing Daddy's Homecoming.  Now, if you are wanting to sing other Father's Day songs, this will work with one song or multiple ones.  Details on that are at the bottom of this post.

A few years back, I made my dad puzzle:

However, I didn't save any of my work, digitally.  Lucky for you, I created a NEW dad puzzle for you!  Find him HERE. **DISCLAIMER: I haven't printed the new guy - so if you have problems, PLEASE let me know!!

Simply print the pages on card stock and cut around each of the main features on the page (see the example of how I did mine above).  Omit all the extra stuff.  For instance, on the picture below, don't cut out any of his green shirt but cut down below his neckline.  You will want to cut around the hair, separating it from the head, so it can be it's own piece.

On the below image, only cut out the left side of his green shirt:

Now cut out the other side of the green shirt.

Now only his arm and hands, omitting the green shirt and pants.

And his other arm and hands, omitting again, the green shirt and pants.

Here, cut around all the belt/pant area.  You'll need to cut around the thumbs.

The legs may be too long on this sheet so match it up with the page above to know exactly where the legs meet.  Then cut off the feet as they are their own pieces.

Once all cut out, laminate your pieces and place magnet strips (using either hot glue or magnetic tape like I've done) on the back like this:

Wal-Mart or Amazon sells magnetic tape:

If you want to see how I use this for singing Daddy's Homecoming, find details HERE.

If you want to sing another song, just divide your song into 10 phrases or sections, tape the phrases on the back and have the pieces put together in order and you sing the various phrases as they are added to the chalkboard.

If you want to sing multiple Father's Day songs, just put a different song name on the back of each piece and sing that song when the piece is hung on the chalkboard.  Here are few songs appropriate for Father's Day found in the Children's Songbook:

A Happy Family (#198)
Daddy's Homecoming (#210)
Fathers (#209)
Home (#192)
Love Is Spoken Here (#190)
My Dad (#211)
Quickly I'll Obey (#197)
Teach Me to Walk in the Light (#177)
The Dearest Names (#208)
When We're Helping (#198)

If your kids don't know some of these songs, I'd recommend posting the words like I do HERE

Happy Father's Day!  Next week I'm off to Stake Conference - Wahoo!!  But maybe I'll surprise everyone with some posts anyway.  We'll see how ambitious I get ;).


Megan Smith said...

Thank you so much! This is way cute. My kids will love it!

KyleenWilson said...

Thanks you so much for sharing! When I printed out your cute Dad Puzzle it came out fuzzy. Any idea what I'm doing wrong?


Kyleen Wilson

Camille Hill said...

Hi Kyleen!

I think the image is blown up so large that it's pixelated. I couldn't find a better picture that could be printed that big. If anyone can find one, let me know! I haven't printed this one - I'm really sorry!


kathy said...

Could you please just scan in your original Dad puzzle and email that to me? Love your ideas.