My Favorite Father’s Day Activities for Students

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Shortly after Mother’s Day, I start thinking about Father’s Day and what I can do to make the day special. Father’s Day is always on the third Sunday in June. There are so many Father’s Day activities and ways to honor Dad on this special day.

I’ve gathered all my favorite Father’s Day activity ideas and Father’s Day crafts here to share with you just in time for the big day. Keep reading to discover adorable crafts your students can make in the classroom or at home. Plus, get Father’s Day surprise ideas the whole family will enjoy this year!

How To Make Father’s Day Special 

If you’re trying to think of ways to make Father’s Day special and memorable, just remember what it’s all about. Father’s Day is a fantastic opportunity to honor dads by letting them know they’re appreciated and admired. Acknowledging the men who have acted as fathers in your own life and the lives of your children and students is the best way to celebrate Father’s Day this year.

Sometimes all it takes to make Dad feel special is saying the words out loud and giving a hug. Of course, we all want to go big and honor our dads on Father’s Day. Keep reading to discover some of our favorite dad-approved ways to celebrate Father’s Day. I promise you’ll find the perfect Father’s Day surprise idea for the dad in your life too.

Some of Our Father’s Day Favorites 

If you’re trying to think of fun things to do with your dad this year, check out these Father’s Day favorites approved by dads and kids too. I know you’ll have a memorable Father’s Day with any of these ideas!

Pranks: Father’s Day Surprise Ideas

Does the dad in your life love pranks and practical jokes? Father’s Day is a great time to make Dad laugh with a great prank. Get the scoop on the best Father’s Day surprise ideas and hilarious pranks from Mommy Nearest.

Grill Skills: Father’s Day BBQ

If your dad is a grill master, give him a chance to show off those skills with a Father’s Day BBQ. It’s the perfect way to celebrate Father’s Day with family and friends. Plus, it will give Dad a chance to share his favorite secret sauce or spice rub. 

Competition: Father’s Day Contest

Many dads love a good competition. Why not have some fun with a family contest for Father’s Day this year? You can compete to see who gets the highest score in a favorite video game, play cards, see who gets the most strikes in bowling, or have a LEGO building competition. 

Donuts with Dad Father’s Day Activities

Why not celebrate Father’s Day with donuts this year? Everyone loves donuts and they make a super cute theme too. Grab some donuts from your favorite local place and have a fun breakfast to honor dads.

donuts with dad craft

Then, check out my adorable “Donuts with Dad” Father’s Day activities for even more fun. You can use this printable craft and writing prompt to encourage your students to share all their favorite things about dad while practicing handwriting too.

Plus, the Donuts with Dad Father’s Day craft is an easy no-prep way to build fine motor skills with kids this June. It will make an adorable keepsake for all the dads in your life on Father’s Day too.

Nacho Average Dad 

Every dad is special and this cute craft is an adorable way to honor each and every one on Father’s Day. If your dad isn’t into sweets, enjoy a savory treat by making nachos together. Nachos are the perfect sharable snack or meal for kids and dads on Father’s Day.

easy fathers day craft

Add my adorable “Nacho Average Dad” printable craft for a super cute keepsake that will make this Father’s Day really memorable. Your students can build fine motor skills, practice cutting and pasting, and explore colors as they get creative with their own nacho craft for Father’s Day.

Plus, I’ve included a cute printable where your students can write out their favorite things about Dad. This activity will make it easy to share why each and every special Dad is “nacho average Dad” and build in some writing skills practice too.

Tell Dad He’s a Hero 

What do kids and dads have in common? They love superheroes. Make Dad feel like a super hero this Father’s Day with my favorite new Father’s Day printable. 

fathers day activities and crafts with super heroes

When you grab this printable Father’s Day activity, you’ll get a coloring page featuring a superhero with a cape and mask. Plus, a lined writing page where kids can express what makes their dad a superhero. The coloring sheet and writing pages come in various phrasing options such as:

  • My dad is super because
  • My daddy is super because
  • My father is super because
  • My grandpa is super because
  • You are super because

Encourage your students to get creative and color their very own superhero dad before cutting out their character. Then, students can write all about their dads while building important fine motor skills and getting tons of handwriting practice. Plus, it’s a great way to explore creative writing with older kiddos too.

11 More Fun Father’s Day Crafts, Gifts, and Activities

There are so many fun Father’s Day activities and crafts you can do with your students at home or in the classroom this year! Check out these other great Father’s Day activities from teachers and moms.

World’s Best Dad Trophy from Easy Crafts for Kids

Pop Art Father’s Day Gift from Red Ted Art

Father’s Day Candy Tie from Natural Beach Living

Framed Footprints from The Keeper of the Memories

Shrinky Dink Keychains from Simply Kinder

Sharpie Mug Craft from I Heart Arts and Crafts

Hooked on Daddy Craft from Simple Everyday Mom

Dad, You’re the Coolest from Homeschool Preschool

Secret Message Card from Adventures in Learning

Handprint Canvas Keepsake from School Time Snippets

Father’s Day Tie Activity from Kids Activities Blog

Mom’s usually get all the glory but there are so many fun ways to celebrate with and honor dads this June. Whatever you decide to do with your dad this year, he’s going to love it! Share your dad’s favorite Father’s Day memory in the comments. I can’t wait to read them!

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