It is officially less than one month until Father’s Day! You might recall we made some adorable printable Mother’s Day cards on the blog this year, so we thought we ought to make …
Can you guess?
Printable Father’s Day cards! (I bet you didn’t see that coming)
Most importantly, these Father’s Day cards are entirely FREE for you. Second most importantly, they are stinking adorable!
Since there are no two Dads in this world exactly the same, we have mix-and-match cards available for you, so you can personalize them to make them perfect for your Dad (or, more likely, your children’s Dad).
There are 5 cute covers to choose from and 5 “fill-in-the-blank” interiors to choose from as well. I tell you, those fill-in-the-blank interiors make incredible memory makers.
The answers that those little ones will fill in! Definitely sweet moments to treasure.
Tips for Helping Young Children Write Cards
Of course, these cards are wonderful for children who are too young to print their own answers. While I have you captive here, promising you free printable Father’s Day cards and all, I thought I would take the opportunity to share with you a few options for children who are either pre-writers, or just beginning to write.
I like to do writing in 4 various stages with my little ones.
Step 1: Transcribe: First of all, we can transcribe our children’s answers. This one is nice and simple. Ask your little one the question and write down exactly what they say.
Step 2: Practice First Letters: A second option is to transcribe your child’s answers, but leave out the first letters to a few words, helping them to figure out the letter that needs to be added and having them print it themselves.
Copy Work: A third option, for children who are beginning to write, is to print their answers neatly in your handwriting and have them copy that onto the cards. This is excellent for practicing letter formation and helping children to become more familiar with writing.
Phonetic Spelling: A fourth option, for those who are beginning to sound out letters and words, is to write that adorable and sweet phonetic spelling we all love so much! Phonetic spelling involves writing the heard in a word when we stretch it out. For example, a child might write “luv” for love, or “pla” for play. At first, children might even just write down the first letter for each word. Once skills develop, they will likely begin to add the last sound as well. The third step is to add in middle sounds. Proper spelling will come later after oodles of exposure and practice.
Okay, now the moment we have all been waiting for (goodness, do you even remember why you came here in the first place?!). Here are your FREE Printable Father’s Day Cards:
Download Your FREE Printable Father’s Day Cards here!
I hope they help you and your little ones celebrate Dad on his special day!
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