Daddy’s Day

Today at summer school, we started our Father’s Day projects and it was too much fun! I always feel bad for the dads of my class seem to get the shaft on Father’s Day because the holiday is in June. Most schools are out before then and so the kids don’t get a chance to make them a gift at school. Not my summer school class! I am teaching 1st grade math this summer and am actually really enjoying it! I usually teach 2nd grade but I wanted to spice it up a bit for the summer and try something different. I have an amazing partner in crime! Her name is Mrs. Black and she is teaching first grade at our school next year. She’s amazing and a true Pinterest Queen like me! I remember our second day in summer school and she came in and had little buses and cars cut out with the bus routes and kids on them! That’s my style! I am excited to get the chance to teach with her this summer!

For Father’s Day we have both been pinning like crazy and I found the BEST Pinterest idea of making little coasters out of Popsicle sticks and glue that look like little wood pallets. Luckily Mrs. Black had a few boxes of small Popsicle sticks and I had leftover glue from last year! I am sure my fellow teachers would agree…finding a project like this that is cheap is amazing and supplies on hand…even better!

Wood Pallet Coasters for Father's Day!

Wood Pallet Coasters for Father’s Day!

A few pins I found looked more realistic as they cut the ends of the sticks straight but let’s face it…we don’t have time for that! They still turned out adorable. I am still brainstorming a little saying to add to it but hasn’t came to me yet! If we had more time, I would have loved to make a set of 4 per child, but we have little time at the end of the day. I have been pulling them in tables and got through 2 in the amount of time we had to fit it in. Two down….three more to go!

INSTRUCTIONS:

Line up five Popsicle sticks. I used an extra stick at the bottom to make sure they were lined up good.

Line up five Popsicle sticks. I used an extra stick at the bottom to make sure they were lined up good.  Put a glue dot about a thumbs length from both edges on you Popsicle stick. Repeat on all 5.

Place a Popsicle stick horizontally on top of the glue dots on both sides.

Place a Popsicle stick horizontally on top of the glue dots on both sides.

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Repeat then glue dots on top of each of the top Popsicle sticks to avoid too much glue. (Trust me I had 1st graders with oozing pallets that I had to redirect a few times!) place a Popsicle stick on top of each one to prop the pallet up a bit.

Do the glue dots in the same place as before and add the 5 Popsicle sticks across to finish off your pallet coasters and set away to dry. I would suggest an adult the pick it up after it has been sitting a bit to make sure to hold it in place.

Do the glue dots in the same place as before and add the 5 Popsicle sticks across to finish off your pallet coasters and set away to dry. I would suggest an adult the pick it up after it has been sitting a bit to make sure to hold it in place.

Super cute!

Super cute!

These turned out so cute and I was very pleased with the project. The kids had fun making them too!  I hope you enjoyed!  Please feel free to leave a comment and tell me what you think!

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