So, am I the only one who feels like Father’s Day gets the complete shaft? You are either out of school or getting ready to close down the year, and just plain are trying to survive in a hot mess of a classroom.
I have a simple solution, and an EASY way to make Dad’s, special guys, and “grill masters” as we are calling them, feel special this father’s day without breaking your back or using any packed up supplies.
This BBQ rub is super cute (thanks to the free tag!) and is also entirely made of dollar store ingredients (win- win).
Here’s how I get the students involved:
There are two ways to do this. Whole group or Individual.
For whole group, have a large bowl and the recipe up on the white board.
- Each student measures out their portion of the recipe (so essentially you are making a large batch)
- As the student comes up they check off that step on the white board with a dry erase (Fine motor)
- Then, when everyone has a turn, you whole group count the checks to make sure everyone took their turn (counting)
- At the end, everyone gets a turn to mix.
- Then everyone gets a turn to scoop into their own baggy.
- Staple on the label (fine motor) and DONE!
If you want to complete this during students centers, or afternoon break time.
For individual, you only need one teacher or para to run the center
- Call the students over one at a time
- They complete the ENTIRE PROJECT before you call the next student over
- then, everyone cleans up together (think life skills centers generalizing, wipe table, sweep floor, dishes, etc)
As always, Mother’s Day/ Father’s Day can draw attention to sensitive topics, therefore I have included different tags for every relationship (even Mom can be a grill master!) If a student is involved in a particularly sensitive time, opt for the individual as to not call them out in a group, and give them the choice to participate or not.
You can grab the FREE tag + recipe here! http://bit.ly/DadsBBQ
Happy Father’s Day!