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fathersday graphicFather's Day Lessons

Father's Day is a time to recognize the fathers and father figures in all our lives. Education World offers language arts, social studies, and art activities that applaud the contributions of guys who enrich the lives of children -- their dads! This June, add one more homespun creation to a father's box of treasures with a letter, memory book, or family tree created by a child! (Note: If there is no father in the life of a student, for these lessons that student can easily substitute a grandfather, a mother, or another important person in his or her life.) Included: Five lessons to help kids honor fabulous fathers or father figures!

Every year across the nation, men put up their feet , enjoy breakfast in bed, watch television, or just relax on the third Sunday of June. What is different about this day? It's Father's Day, a day for children -- and adults -- to recognize and appreciate the support of a father or father figure. Whether he is mowing the lawn, washing the car, making souffle, or catching some Z's, every dear old dad is special to a child.


Education World provides five lessons about Father's Day. Click on each of the five lesson headlines below for a complete teaching resource. Approximate grade levels for each activity are included in parentheses.

Father Knows Best
In this lesson, students consider a father's responsibilities and write letters to their fathers or caregivers. (Grades 3-12)

Dad's 'Magnetic' Personality
Students make small magnets featuring the names of father figures or other caregivers. (Grades Pre-K-12)

Father Time
In this activity, students make memory books as gifts for Father's Day!
(Grades Pre-K-8)

Father's Day Wind Chimes
Students make wind chimes for Father's Day.
(Grades Pre-K-5)

This Is Your Life
In this set of three activities, students create family trees, interview a family member, and share childhood treasures. (Grades 6-12)

Article by Cara Bafile
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Originally published 06/07/2002
Last updated 06/01/2017