The preschoolers work for several weeks on fun projects to present to the Dads on their special night. The favorite activity by far is the "All About My Dad" worksheet. The teacher asks the kids questions about their Dads and they write down their answers verbatim on the sheet. Here are Kaitlynn's responses about her Dad:
Side note... I'll never forget Connor's first Dad's Night Out. He responded that his Dad's favorite food was salad and that he was 93 years old. Salad -- um, no. Age 93 -- well, getting there. (haha, bad joke.)
Dad's Night Out is such a neat event for all of the kids and their Dads, but I tend to think it's even more special for the Dads of little girls. As we drove up in the parking lot, I saw one Daddy fixing his daughter's hair and headband. It takes a special man to be sensitive to a daughter's needs, ha!
Before we set out for Kaitlynn and Daddy's special night, Kaitlynn picked out Jeff's shirt. She always picks a purple one for him. They were both so excited to spend the evening together.
|Daddy and Kaitlynn at Dad's Night Out.|
Upon entering Kaitlynn's classroom, the Dads were greeted with a handmade tie to wear for the evening. Kaitlynn was very proud of her masterpiece.
There were several activities for the Dads and kids to do together. They had their picture made, decorated a picture frame, made a clown mask with a balloon nose, and even decorated cookies to eat together.
|Icing their cookies. Pink was the color of choice, of course.|
|Love this one! Making the nose for the clown mask.|
|Adding the finishing touches to the clown mask.|
|Man, they were hard at work.|
Kaitlynn and her Daddy capped off the evening with a trip to the book fair, where Kaitlynn chose some books to take home.
What a special night for these two! I'm so thankful they allowed me to intrude on all the Dad's Night Out fun so that I could have these pictures to look back on one day.