Father's Day is celebrated on the third Sunday in June. Browse the printables and lessons below to find great educational resources for this occasion. Use our reading and writing activities to open up a discussion about the role of fathers in society. Help students show their fathers how much they appreciate them. You'll find a Father's Day letter prompt and a variety of art projects that make great gifts for dads! Project ideas include cards, photo albums, and a fish mobile.

Printables
Teach your students about Father's Day with these printables. Includes students searching for similarities with their parents, learning about the history of Father's Day, and testing their knowledge with a quiz.
Lesson Plans
Our Lesson Plans will help students understand Father's Day with activities such as brainstorming what fatherhood means, and comparing well-known fathers.
References
Refer to our resources to enhance your teaching strategies and lessons to help students understand the significance of Father's Day.
Father's Day Art Activities
Incorporate art activities into your Father's Day lessons by creating a photo album, memory book, or customized coupon book for that special father.
Reading & Language Arts Resources for Father's Day
Choose from these activities to help students expand their knowledge. Includes a reading passage about Father's Day, and comparing and contrasting, along with practicing writing skills with an essay.
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Favorite Father's Day Activities Slideshow

Celebrate Father's Day this June, with activities, lessons, and printables all about Dad. There is a crossword puzzle, plenty of art activities, printables on the history of Father's Day, and more.

Father's Day Brainstorming and Writing

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Objectives

  • Students will practice their brainstorming and writing skills.
  • Students will discuss what fatherhood means.

Materials

Procedures

  1. First, keep in mind that not all of your students may have fathers in their lives, due to death or separation.

Father's Day Presents

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Objectives

  • Students will learn about the history of Father's Day.
  • Students will make presents for Father's Day.

Materials

  • Depends on which project you choose to do

Procedures

  1. First, keep in mind that not all of your students may have fathers in their lives, due to death or separation.

Fathers as Caretakers -- Facts and Figures

In 2010, about one in five fathers took care of their preschoolers during the time mothers were working. In fact, fathers provided care for their children during more of the mother's working hours than did any other single care provider. About one in three fathers with working wives regularly cared for their children under age fifteen.

Care by fathers was most common in the West and Midwest and least common in the South.

Animal Fathers

Most animals never even see their parents! Many never meet their fathers and some never meet their mothers, either. Some insects, fish, amphibians and reptiles hatch from fertilized eggs and face life completely alone. When animals are raised by parents, it's most often the mother who does the rearing. But we found some unusual animal dads.

Catfish
A father sea catfish keeps the eggs of his young in his mouth until they are ready to hatch. He will not eat until his young are born, which may take several weeks.

Communities

Objectives

  • Students will use vocabulary related to understanding what makes a community.
  • Students will identify some of the important elements that help define community.
  • Students will think about how they participate in and contribute to their own communities.

Materials