Father's Day

Father's Day

This is a special time for families to celebrate the fathers in their lives, whether that be making Father's Day crafts, decorating Father's Day cards, or doing fun activities with Dad. Being a Dad is an important and tough job, and Father's Day gives us pause to celebrate him.

Father's Day Gifts

Duct Tape Picture Frame

Using cardboard and duct tape, you can make a durable Father's Day frame that Dad can hang anywhere from his workbench to the office!

A Homemade Cell Phone Case for Dad

How many dads actually wear ties anymore? Instead of giving dad a present he'll only use twice a year, steal one of his seldom-worn ties to make a cool iPod or cell phone case.

Recycled Pencil Holder

Your child can re-purpose any used (and cleaned) can into a colorful container to hold pens and pencils.

Father's Day Pop-Up Card

This year, try passing up those store displays in favor of a homemade card that celebrates what makes Dad unique and special.

Write Dad a Basketball Message

For the dad who loves sports, a message on a basketball is twice as nice!

Make a Duct Tape Wallet

This activity provides kids great practice in following directions, and makes for a fun, homemade gift.

Father's Day Crafts

How to Make a Stepping Stone

Here's a card that your child can make to last for years and years. All year round, she can let Dad know that she's literally following in his footsteps!

Superhero Dad

Making Dad a comic book is a great idea for Father's Day, and one that helps kids work on fine motor skills, storytelling and handwriting.

Daddy and Me Book

Better than any store bought Father's Day card, this touching keepsake lets your child give Dad a peek into their relationship from her point of view.

Matching T-Shirts

Here's a Father's Day gift that won't break the bank. With a touch of fabric paint kids can transform plain cotton t-shirts into original matching Dad and kid tops.

Make a Father's Day Crown

On Father's Day, Dad is the king, right? "Crown" Dad this Father's Day and sneak in some letter-sound practice while you're at it.

Family Photo Essay

Help your child honor her grandpa this Father's Day by creating an original photo essay just for him.

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Father's Day Activities

Necktie Cookies

Nothing says Father's Day like a brand new necktie. Much tastier than fabric ties, these sweet baked versions are the perfect gift for Dad.

Homemade Barbecue Sauce

This sweet and tangy homemade barbecue sauce is a great way to introduce kids to the culinary arts.

Father's Day Fishing for Compliments

Whether or not Dad's a big fisherman, one thing's for sure: every dad deserves compliments on his special day. Here's a family activity guaranteeing a bountiful "catch."

Chili Recipe

If your Father's Day festivities include meeting up with extended family, why not put all the dads to the test with a chili cook-off?

Baseball Dessert

With a round scoop of vanilla ice cream, carefully placed red sprinkles, and bat and glove cookies, it's super easy to make a baseball-themed treat for Father's Day.

Special Broadcast: Happy Dad's Day!

Let your third grader newscaster practice presentation skills with this video "card" to celebrate Dad this Father's Day!

Father's Day Coloring Pages & Printables

Father's Day Letter Writing

Make a hand-crafted Father's Day gift -- and work on writing at the same time -- with this retro-inspired Father's Day card.

Writing a Father's Day Card

Does your little one need a gift for Dad this Father's day? Look further than this cute lesson in letter-writing!

Insect Game: Hunt for (Fake) Insects!

This Father's Day, turn your kid's interest in insects into a game! This bug hunt adventure is a fun way to pass the time with Dad, and best of all, it's free.

Write a Card to Dad

Does your little one need a gift for Dad this Father's Day? Look further than this cute lesson in letter-writing!

Camping Worksheet

This camping worksheet is a fun and exciting printable board game. Whoever collects the most camping gear wins the game!

Writing A Letter to Dad

Need a gift for dad this Father's Day? Look no further than this cute lesson in letter-writing!

On Fatherhood

The History of Father's Day

Learn about the history and traditions of Father's Day.

Dad's Role as a Nurturer

Find out the positive affects of a healthy father-child relationship.

Ten Ways to Be a Better Dad

In the spirit of Father's Day, here are ten ways for dads to make the most of this very special role.

Fathers Raising Daughters: The Unique Challenges of Single Fatherhood

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