What Dads Can’t Do
by Douglas Wood, illustrated by Doug Cushman
This sweet story looks at all the things a dad can’t do from the child’s perspective. For example, dads can't cross the street without holding hands. Dads can push, but they can't swing. When dads play hide-and-seek they always get found, but they have a hard time finding you. Dads really need to be kissed good night at bedtime. It's a wonder they make it through life at all!
- Using the book as a model, have students draw and illustrate a personalized mini-book that describes things their own dads can’t do. For each book, use one-half of a piece of copy paper (8 ½” x 5 ½”), folded and stapled with a construction paper cover to make a four-page booklet.
- Have your students make an award for their dad for all the wonderful things he CAN do. Students can cut out the ribbon and paste it to the award they make for their dad.
- Paint students’ hands with washable paint and have them make handprints on white paper. When the paint dries, have students write ten things, one by each finger, that they love about their dads.