Dads are the best, right? They are there to teach us new things, hold our hand when we need a little extra help, and love and spend quality time with us.
While we’re celebrating Dad, we’re also learning new skills with a nod to classic dad things. Check out our Father’s Day Activity Pages for a fun way for kids to gain skills like matching, problem-solving, basic math skills, and more!
These activity pages will have kids matching shadows and objects, completing a maze, and counting and graphing all with things that make us think of dads!
Be sure to check out some of our Father’s Day crafts for kids to keep the celebration of the number one dad in your life going!
Father’s Day Worksheets
In this set of activity pages, you’ll find the following printables:
- Father’s Day Shadow Matching
- Father’s Day Maze
- Father’s Day Count and Graph
- Father’s Day Match the Object
Up first in our set of printables is the shadow matching page. Kids will use their visual discrimination skills to spot similarities and differences in shapes and objects.
With this activity, kids will draw a line from the detailed, colored illustration to its matching shadow. This is a great activity for young kids learning to recognize differences in things like letters to develop basic reading skills.
The next sheet will have kids guiding the child to his dad through the Father’s Day maze. As kids navigate the maze, they are using their problem-solving skills, spatial visualization, and fine motor skills.
Completing mazes are a great way for kids to sharpen their memory, learn to reason, and build focus and concentration. And at the end, we have our dad there to celebrate our accomplishments with!
Next up is the count and graph sheet that will help kids build on their basic math skills! They’ll practice counting the items that represent dads, then learn to fill out a graph by filling in the correct amount of squares above each item.
Kids will also use their visual discrimination skills to identify and classify the different objects displayed together in the box of items.
Finally, with the match the object worksheet, kids will find the objects that are the same and draw a line to the one on the opposite side of the page.
This activity encourages kids to examine each item to find similarities and differences and to use their fine motor skills when drawing a line to the matching dad item.
Dad’s Day Ideas
Continue celebrating with some ideas perfect for Dad’s Day! We have crafts and activities that kids will love to make for their dads.
No matter what the dad in your life is interested in, we have a variety of projects that will fit the bill. Check out some of our favorite Father’s Day ideas below.
Father’s Day Books For Kids
Reading books to your kids can be one of the most rewarding experiences. Exposing your child to a variety of books will promote literacy and language skills, increase their vocabulary, and enhance their imagination.
Reading books together can also improve your child’s listening skills and attention span. Additionally, it can be an excellent way to introduce your child to different cultures, traditions, and perspectives. With so many benefits, reading books to your kids is undoubtedly a good idea!
Made For Me – In the sweet children’s book Made For Me, Dad and his child are inseparable. They have so much fun together! Dad is always there for his little one, whether it’s playing ball, reading stories, or just giving big hugs. This special bond between father and child is truly beautiful. Made For Me is a heartwarming story that will fill readers of all ages with love and happiness.
I Love You, Daddy – This is an adorable children’s book about a Little Bear and his Daddy Bear. The cute story follows Little Bear as he goes about his day, doing things that Daddy Bear says he’s ready to try. At the end of the day, they snuggle up together and say goodnight. The book is a sweet and encouraging story for dads and their little ones. It’s sure to bring a smile to any reader’s face.
Just Me And My Dad – This is a cute children’s book about a young boy and his father going camping. The classic illustrations are fun and the story is simple but sweet. The book follows the boy as he and his dad set up camp, fish in the stream, tell ghost stories, and enjoy each other’s company out in nature.
Father’s Day Crafts For Kids
Crafting is a great activity for kids since it gives them the opportunity to be creative and work on valuable skills.
Children gain fine motor skills, scissor skills, and hand-eye coordination when they craft. It’s also a great way to teach them patience, focus, and pride in their work. Try some of our kid-approved Father’s Day crafts below.
Popsicle Father’s Day Card – Let Dad know he’s the coolest Pop around with this popsicle card. It has lots of space on the inside for kids to write a heartfelt message to their dad in appreciation of them on their special day.
Father’s Day Popcorn Craft – This cute and easy tissue paper craft is perfect for the number one Pop in your life! Kids will love to share a bowl of popcorn and this handmade craft with Pops this Father’s Day!
Father’s Day Tie Card Craft – What to give the dad with style? A stylish tie made by their favorite kiddo! They can customize their tie card with any design they like, and write a designer message on the inside.
Handprint Baseball Card – This card will be a home run with Dad! It’s a special keepsake since the glove is made with your child’s own handprint. Slide into the inside of the card to write Dad a message wishing him a Happy Father’s Day!
Father’s Day Activities For Kids
These Father’s Day I Spy printables are a fun activity where kids spy all things dad. This is a great activity for them to do independently or with dad! Depending on the skill level of your child, you can choose from an easy or hard version.
Print out these Father’s Day color by number printables for a fun and engaging way to learn while making something special for Dad. Kids will work on number and color recognition when they color in the numbered spaces revealing six different Father’s Day pictures.
Grab the crayons and these Father’s Day coloring pages for a fun activity to do with the kids this upcoming holiday. Kids will enjoy one of their favorite activities with one of their favorite people! It’s a great no-prep activity that you can pull out at a moment’s notice.
Make something special for Dad with one of these Father’s Day cards to color! He’ll appreciate his homemade art carefully colored in by his sweet little ones. Kids can get creative and have fun preparing the perfect gift, so be sure to print these free coloring sheets out to make a special card for the dads in your life.
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