I received this poem this week from a girlfriend and had to rework it a bit so that my preschool Sunday School class could give this gift to their daddies for Father's Day! Note about poem: "I", in the personal sense, is written as their Sunday School teacher, but it can changed to the corporate "we", as in siblings shopping together. Use as needed.
a computer generated copy of the poem
1 pair of mens brown jersey work gloves per child (I saw some at a salvage store for 50 cents a pair here; sometimes you can purchase them in a bundle)
1 brown paper lunch bag per child
a piece of brown twine, abt. 8 inches long or so
appropriate tool stamps and dark brown or black dye ink pad
glue or paste, hole punch, & pinking sheers
Stamp tool images all over the front of the bag, then print out the following poem, cut it out with pinking sheers, and paste it to the front of the bag. Then place the gloves in the bag, fold the top over a couple of times, and punch two holes in the middle about an inch apart. Thread the jute through and tie into a bow. Dad's gift is finished!
I (We) went shopping store to store
For one gift that fits all,
Some were too tall, some too wide,
But many were just too small.
The mystery was solved when I (we) saw
The perfect gift for every male,
It’s just the right size for their dads (our dad/dads)
And it even was on sale!
It fits the hands that mow the grass
And takes the garbage out.
It fits when dads are (dad is) pumping gas
Or moving things about.
It fits for this and fits for that,
And on and on you see.
I’m (We're) sure you might have a chore or two,
Or maybe even three.
So free your hands of cuts and scrapes, dad,
On all the jobs you do.
As you slide each hand in a glove;
remember the love they (we) have for you.
HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!