DIY Storytime – Father’s Day

Enjoy this DIY Storytime on Father’s Day whenever you want.

Books

bookStory: The Night Before Father’s Day
• Written by Natasha Wing
• Illustrated by Amy Wummer
• Published by Grosset & Dunlap
• Presented by Reading Pioneer’s Academy
Mom and the kids prepare a nice surprise for dad.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97Y2s7KZhtA
Owl Father’s Day card pattern:
https://iheartcraftythings.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/fathers-day-kids-craft-owl-pattern.pdf
Owl Father’s Day card instructions:
https://iheartcraftythings.com/fathers-day-kids-craft.html

Story: Oh! Daddy!
• Written and illustrated by Bob Shea
• Published by Balzer & Bray
• Presented by Grandma Annii
A young hippo shows his daddy how to do things correctly.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZI1F29TVFA
This site has lots of kid-friendly jokes to tell on Father’s Day.
https://funkidsjokes.com/fathers-day-jokes/

Story: The Daddy Book
• Written and illustrated by Todd Parr
• Published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
• Presented by Clover Reading
This book celebrates all kinds of dads.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgQR7WQn_dY
World’s Best Dad Activity Sheet:
https://www.thehousewifemodern.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Fathers-Day-worksheet_png.png

Music

We Love Our Daddies by Miss Linky
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SG_TvhN6fBo

Daddy Song by BabyFirst
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKLIrDcbbG4

I Love You Daddy by the Laurie Berkner Band
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Ihzthj5K-0

Rhymes

Daddy, I Just Want to Say
(tune: Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star)

Daddy, I just want to say
I love you in every way.
I love you for all you do
I love you for being you.
Daddy I just want to say
Have a Happy Father’s Day.

Daddy, you are sweet and fine
You’re so strong, I’m glad you’re mine.
You are silly, you are brave
You love me if I misbehave
Daddy, I just want to say
Have a Happy Father’s Day.

Daddy, you are very smart
And you have a great big heart
You are awesome, you are cool
You help me with work from school
Daddy, I just want to say
Have a Happy Father’s Day.

Ten Things I Love About My Dad (tune: This Old Man)
I love dad, number one
Playing baseball is such fun
My dad’s the greatest and I know it’s true
We have fun whatever we do.

I love Dad, number two
When he takes me to the zoo
My dad’s the greatest and I know it’s true
We have fun whatever we do.

I love Dad, number three
We go to the library
My dad’s the greatest and I know it’s true
We have fun whatever we do.

I love Dad, number four
When he makes hot dogs, I want more
My dad’s the greatest and I know it’s true
We have fun whatever we do.

I love Dad, number five
When he reads, books come alive
My dad’s the greatest and I know it’s true
We have fun whatever we do.

I love Dad, number six
We play parade and bang on sticks
My dad’s the greatest and I know it’s true
We have fun whatever we do.

I love Dad, number seven
At night, we watch stars in the heavens
My dad’s the greatest and I know it’s true
We have fun whatever we do.

I love Dad, number eight
On movie night we stay up late
My dad’s the greatest and I know it’s true
We have fun whatever we do.

I love Dad, number nine
We go biking all the time
My dad’s the greatest and I know it’s true
We have fun whatever we do.

I love Dad, number ten
He tucks me into bed again
My dad’s the greatest and I know it’s true
We have fun whatever we do.

If You Love Your Daddy
(tune: If You’re Happy and You Know It)

If you love your daddy-dear, then clap your hands (clap, clap)
If you love your daddy-dear, then clap your hands (clap, clap)
If you love your daddy-dear, then it’s something he should hear
If you love your daddy-dear, then clap your hands. (clap, clap)

If you love your daddy-o, then stomp your feet (stomp, stomp)
If you love your daddy-o, then stomp your feet (stomp, stomp)
If you love your daddy-o, that is something he should know
If you love your daddy-o, then stomp your feet. (stomp, stomp)

If you love your daddy-niss, give him a kiss (make kissing sound)
If you love your daddy-niss, give him a kiss (make kissing sound)
If you love your daddy-niss, give him a kiss just like this
If you love your daddy-niss, give him a kiss. (make kissing sound)

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