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Hats Off to Dad! (R = 1.4)

publication date: Jun 12, 2011
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author/source: Carol Montgomery

Mother's Day Father's Day Hats Off to Dad!For 2-26 readers, "Hats Off to Dad" is an easy, flexible, free Readers Theater script to honor fathers.  Whether it's a Father's Day program, end of school, or family celebration, "Hats Off to Dad" will make Daddy smile.  This primary level script may be adapted to choral Readers Theater or memorized and includes suggestions for using real hats. 

The annotated curriculum links offer many suggestions for student-made gifts for fathers, as well as the history of Father's Day for easy lesson plans.  Remember to check out the cute Father's Day song at the end! 

TIME = about 1 1/2 minutes  CAST = 2-26  TONE = light  READABILITY = grade 1.4  

 

Here is a brief excerpt from this free Father's Day Readers Theater script:


Hats Off to Dad!

By Carol Montgomery ©2011



Reader #1:   To the dads who are firefighters...

All:  (bow)  Thank you!

Reader #2:  To the dads who are policemen...

All:  (bow)  Thank you!

Reader #3:  To the dads who are teachers...

All:  (bow)  Thank you!

Reader #4:  To the dads who are farmers...

All: (bow)  Thank you!    (farm animal noises?)

Reader #5:  To the dads who are business men...

All:  (bow)  Thank you!    Ka-ching!

Reader #6:  To the dads in the military...

All:  (salute)  Thank you!

Reader #7:  To the dads who are janitors...

All:  (bow)  Thank yooooooou!

Reader #8: 
   To the dads who are carpenters...

All:  (bow)  Thank you!

Reader #9: 
To the dads who are electricians...

All:  (bow)  Thank you!

Reader #10:  To the dads who are  scientists...

All:  (bow)  Thank you!

Reader #11:  To the dads who are doctors...

All:  (bow)   Thank you!

Reader #12:  To the dads who are musicians...

All:  (bow)  (sing-song?)  Thank you!

Reader #13:  To the dads who are writers...

All:  (bow)  Thank you!

Reader #14:  To the dads who are truckers...

All:  (bow)  Thank you!

Reader #15:  To the dads who play sports...

All:  (bow)  Thank you!  Score!

Reader #16:  To the dads who play games...

All:  (bow)  Thank you!  More!  (continued.....)

*** Click on the PDF link below to see the full printable version of this free Father's Day Readers Theater script "Hat's Off to Dad!"

Download the PDF "Hats Off to Dad!"  a free Father's Day Readers Theater script for primary readers.




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