Fathers Day - Classroom Activities and Teacher Resources

Why Do We Celebrate Father’s Day?

Father’s Day honors and celebrates fathers. It provides an opportunity for children to acknowledge and appreciate their fathers and the father figures that positively impact their lives. The first Father’s Day celebration took place on June 19, 1910 in the state of Washington, however Father’s Day didn’t become a national holiday until 1972 - 58 years after President Woodrow made Mother’s Day an official holiday.

When is Father’s Day 2022?

Father’s Day is celebrated on different dates depending on where you are in the world, but in the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States it’s always celebrated on the third Sunday of June. Father’s Day 2022 will be on Sunday, June 19.

Father’s Day Classroom Activities

Browse these Father’s Day classroom activities and printables for fun and easy ways to incorporate this holiday into your lessons. Use our reading and writing activities to open up a discussion about the role of fathers in society or explore the history of Father’s Day. Help students show their fathers how much they appreciate them with a range of Father’s Day crafts for elementary students, including gift ideas such as photo albums, memory books or coupon books.

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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