Sports/Father’s Day Card

Lesson #12142

Celebrate Dad’s love for sports with an accordion-style card.

Grade Level:
1-2, 3-5

Create dimension and fun with this accordion card depicting favorite sports activities. Different sports balls and sports equipment can be utilized on this card to make it unique.

Students can easily turn this card into a great Father’s Day or birthday card. The card can also be used as an invitation to a sports event.

A11165-Sizzix Bigz Die - Sports Balls: Bowling, Golf, Tennis & Volleyball A11193-Sizzix Bigz XL Die - Sock Monkey
Adhesive, Cardstock or construction paper, Scissors, Stickers (numbers), White pen
Adhesive, Cardstock or construction paper, Scissors, Stickers (numbers), White pen

The teacher will die-cut the materials for student use prior to the lesson.

  1. Fold a sheet of construction paper in half. If placing the card in an envelope, make sure the paper is slightly narrower than the width of the envelope.
  2. Fold the paper in half, and accordion pleat from the folded edge for a total of nine folds generating five pleats (Figure A).
  3. Die-cut several pennants from the Sock Monkey die using assorted colors of cardstock or construction paper for the poles and pennants.
  4. Add stickers for pennant numbers.
  5. Place adhesive on the front bottom of the pennant, and stagger the pennants in the valley folds (Main Photo).
  6. Write a message on the inside of the card with a white pen.
  7. Die-cut a golf ball and tee, and adhere to the card (Figure B & Main Photo).
  8. Any dad would love receiving a card created especially for him!

  • Figure A

  • Figure B

Fine Arts-Visual Arts
NA-VA.K-4.1 Understanding and Applying Media, Techniques and Processes
Achievement Standard:

  • Students use different media, techniques and processes to communicate ideas, experiences and stories

NA-VA.K-4.5 Reflecting Upon and Assessing the Characteristics and Merits of Their Work and the Work of Others
Achievement Standard:

  • Students understand there are various purposes for creating works of visual art


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