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Father’s Day activities – 2024 cards, crafts and learning resources

Father's Day activities idea

Get children crafting something cool, creative and personal for Father's Day…

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Father's Day colouring sheet
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Looking for some easy Father’s Day activities for Early Years or primary? We’ve got you covered!

Rather than going down the generic route of a store-bought card, get your pupils crafting to create one of these personalised Father’s Day gifts.

If you’re looking for something a little more academic, we’ve also got a range of literacy resources for you to choose from.

When is Father’s Day?

In the UK, Father’s Day 2024 takes place on Sunday 16th June.

Father’s Day colouring activities

Father's Day activities - bookmark colouring

These simple and free Father’s Day colouring designs are a cheap and cheerful way to help kids create something to give to dads. Simply print out, cut round and colour in!

Father’s Day cards for EYFS

Father's Day activities idea - owl card

This colourful owl card is a cute little option.

Father's Day activities idea - monster card

Alternatively, this monster hug card will be great fun for kids to make.

And something that’s keeping up to date with the modern world is this cheeky little ‘World’s Best Dad’ Google search card.

Father's Day activities idea - hand card

This card puts a bit of a twist on the ol’ hand print gimmick.

Father's Day activities idea - monster card

So too does this Monsters Inc-inspired design.

Father's Day activities idea - footprint card

This one might require a bit of sneaky help from someone other than dad at home, but it’s a lovely touch if you can pull it off. Just make sure you don’t ruin his favourite Italian brogues.

More crafty Father’s Day activities

Father's Day activities idea - lollipop sticks

Here’s another unique alternative to standard Father’s Day activities, and it requires very little to make.

Super Dad gift

Father's Day activities idea - superhero chocolate craft

Chocolate and compliments? This one is a winner. Download the required templates and instructions here.

Father’s Day goodie bags

Father's Day activities idea - tie paper bag

If there are any tie-loving dads around then this fun little gimmick is a good way to wrap any Father’s Day gifts.

In the frame

For those dads who know their Gambits and Rogues from their Silver Surfers and Punishers (or have at the very least seen The Avengers and The Dark Knight), being compared to their favourite comic book heroes is about as safe a bet to please as you can get.

If the kids (or dads) can bear sealing away a few little plastic toys then this picture frame is a very cool idea.

By the book

Create a book for dad by combining these printable pages with a small, cheap photo album and a bit of crafting.

Photo cube

This photo cube idea is as simple as it is flexible. You can take and print photos off in your school/nursery, or children can just draw pictures of themselves, family members, pets, their house, or all sorts of things.

Or, if you have more time and resources, these ‘Dad’ letter blocks look absolutely great.

School of rock

Perhaps a more reasonable claim than ‘world’s best’, telling dad he rocks opens up many a stone-based piece of punny artwork. This DIY picture frame is a neat idea.

Or for a simpler version try this one. Even easier? Just try painting some rocks:

World’s best dad…certified

Ignoring the obvious absurdity of giving out multiple ‘World’s Best Dad’ certificates (did they all come in joint first place? Who even judged this competition?) this age-old sentiment always goes down well. These free printable certificates can be decorated however each child wishes.

Literacy activities for Father’s Day

Father’s Day activities KS1 pack

This Father’s Day activity from Plazoom gives pupils the opportunity to write a newspaper report about the World’s Greatest Dad.

Children will explore why their dads are special, covering aspects of PSHE, and use the worksheet to create their very own newspaper report.

There is also a version of the newspaper which allows pupils to write about an alternative significant male (uncle, grandfather, step-dad) in their lives.

Father’s Day similes poem KS2 activity pack

These Father’s Day activity from Plazoom will give pupils the opportunity to write a poem about their dad (or another significant male in their life) using similes, with a model text if required.

They will discuss why their father is special, covering aspects of PSHE, gathering ideas as a class.

Father’s Day writing prompts

These Father’s Day-themed writing prompts will get children thinking and writing about the experiences and memories with their dads. The writing prompts are perfect for creative writing, gift giving, dictation or group work in school.

Printable worksheets

There’s a wealth of Father’s Day activities for you to use at Enchanted Learning, including:

Find them all here.

Father’s Day KS1 comprehension worksheet

This 10-question worksheet revolves around Father’s Day at an imaginary family’s house. Each section gives a few sentences about what family members are planning for Father’s Day, then asks a range of comprehension questions to test children have fully understood.

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