Click here to find downloadable pictures for Father's Day. Select one for class use, print, and photocopy for each students. Use coloring time to review colors and objects. ("Color Dad's hair black. Color the son's hair dark brown. Color Mom's blouse pink." etc.) After pictures are colored, have students cut around picture in oval shape. Give each student one sheet of light construction paper or other colored paper. Instruct students to fold colored page in half. Paste oval cut-out on front. Open card, and write Father's Day message on right side of fold. For very young students, you might write the phrases "Happy Father's Day" and "I love you" on a sheet of paper, then photocopy these onto colored paper before distributing colored paper. Students could then neatly trace the messages.
Searching for Dad
Instruct each student to bring a color photograph of his or her father to class. During the first five minutes, students must write a description of their fathers as seen in the photograph. For example, "My father is tall and handsome. He is wearing blue jeans and a white shirt." The teacher should then collect all photographs. Photographs are then shuffled and distributed to various students. No student should have his or her own photograph. After photographs have been exchanged, the first student chooses another student and says, "Excuse me, but have you seen my father?" The student he or she asks responds, "I don't know. What does he look like?" The first student then reads the first sentence of his or her description. The student being questioned responds with, "No, I'm sorry. I haven't seen him," "Yes, as a matter of fact, he's right here [returning the photograph]," or "I'm not sure. Describe him further." If called upon to describe him further, the student reads more of his description. A small prize may be given to each student upon his or her successfully locating his or her father.
"My father is the best because..."
Each student is given one minute to give as many reasons as possible why his or her father is the best father in the world.
Gifts That Money Can't Buy
Remind students that the best gifts in life often do not bear a price tag. These priceless gifts include a smile of support or encouragement, a kind word, a firm handshake, a warm hug, a helping hand, and so forth. Ask each student to list three to ten significant, but priceless "gifts" that he or she could give his or her father.
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