Dad. He is a man of many hats (and no, we’re not talking about his baseball cap collection). Dad can be a child’s superhero, best friend, teacher, listener, coach, biggest fan, and so much more. No matter which role dad, grandpa, uncle or brother plays – make sure you and your kids remind him that you love him.
Check out these really cool dads, ways to celebrate dad at home (or in the classroom), and books to read with dad this week.
Really Cool Dads
Being a single dad means playing roles of best friend and hero. We LOVE this dad who totally dressed the part!
Here’s a very dedicated dad – every day for one year he dressed in a costume to wave goodbye to his teenage son boarding the school bus. This dad might be humiliating his teenage son, but we applaud his dedication and creativity!
Activities for Kids to Celebrate Dad
Looking for a last-minute activity to do on Father’s Day? We have so many Father’s Day activities that parents can download and print for the kids to do this weekend.
Father’s Day Flip Book – The perfect printable gift that’s hands-on and ready to go!
Father’s Day Activity Pages – Includes 45 printable pages all about being thankful for dad! For students who do not have a father figure in their life, there is also duplicate pages for a special uncle, grandpa, and friend.
Create Your Own Father’s Day Magazine – With this project, kids interview dad and complete activities to create their own magazine issue all about dad!!
Happy Father’s Day Writing Prompt and Drawing Activities – This book includes 4 different writing prompts, space to draw a picture and a cute picture to color. The cover can be color or black and white. Kids can practice their writing skills while creating a personalized present for their fathers.
Tegu Magnetic Blocks – Tegu Blocks are a dad-approved toy! Defy gravity and push your imagination in ways never before possible. No instruction manuals or electronics; just toys that demand imagination and inspire limitless creativity across all ages.
Books to Read with Dad
There’s a lot of books about dads out there. But these ones are extra special.
Papa, Do You Love Me? by Barbara M. Joosse is a lovely look at a young boy trying to test his father’s unconditional love for him. The son throws scenario after scenario at his father and his father calmly replies to each one.
My Dad’s a Hero by Rebecca Christiansen
Trying to explain to children about the war is not an easy subject to pull off. The author takes this tender subject, and has found a warm and endearing way to show children how to be proud of their father for serving in the military.
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