I can’t believe that Father’s Day is almost here again. Literally a day or so after last years Father’s Day I found a beautiful poem and knew exactly what I was going to do with my charges for this years Father’s Day present.

The poem goes:

Sometimes you get discouraged
Because I am so small
And always leave my fingerprints
On furniture and walls

But every day I’m growing
I’ll be grown some day
And all those tiny handprints
Will surely fade away

So here’s a little handprint
Just so you can recall
Exactly how my fingers looked
When I was very small

See, a really lovely poem.

For this Father’s Day gift you will need:

  • A canvas – I got ours at hobby craft, but they are available at Ryman’s and all good art shops.
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Pens

Cover your little one’s hands in paint and get them to make some handprints on the canvas. Then leave it to dry.

When it is dry, draw some lines in pencil across the canvas. Do it lightly, as these are only guidelines for writing on.

Write the poem out. I wrote most of the poem out, but left room for my little ones to write in certain words like I, you and me. Rub out the guidelines.

Happy Father’s Day!


About The Author

Nanny Anita
Norland Nanny

Nanny Anita is our resident Super Nanny. Having trained at the famous Norland College, in Bath, she has over 12 years experience, working all over the world with children from 2 months to 17 years old. Nanny Anita is an expert when it comes to keeping the little ones entertained and writes a column with Leonora called 'Get Crafty' for Little London magazine. Nanny Anita has been on hand to answer our reader questions, and she provides weekly arts, crafts and activities for families to do with their children at home. She really is a modern day Mary Poppins!

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