Father's Day Activities

Teacher Guide by Anna Warfield

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Student Activities for Father's Day Activities Include:

Sometimes we use the seasons and holidays around us to engage our students. Whether you want to use these activities just for fun, or if you have lesson plans around Father's Day, Storyboard That is an excellent resource. Students can find a Storyboard That character that resembles them and their dad; most of our characters are poseable and customizable! When is Father's Day? Father's Day will be celebrated in the United States on the third Sunday of June which falls on June 18th, 2017.

By the end of this lesson your students will create amazing storyboards like the ones below!

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Father's Day Activities Lesson Plans, Student Activities and Graphic Organizers

Father’s Day Narrative

Use a storyboard to tell a story to your father in the second person. The “story” can be a simple message, as shown in the example below, or a more complex narrative with a beginning, middle, and end.

Example Father's Day Writing Prompts

  • “How did you know how to…?”
  • “Dad, I am sorry for…”
  • “It meant so much to me that you…”
  • “When I was really little, you used to…”
  • “If we were crocodiles [or other animal]...”
  • “Even though you make me take out the trash [or other chore]…”
  • “You make/have/do the best…”

Dad Narrative


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Favorite Memory of Dad

What is your favorite memory of your father? Create a three- or six-celled storyboard that depicts the memory. Be sure to include titles and description where necessary for clarity. Share with your dad and see if he remembers it too!

Fathers Day Favorite Memory


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Thanks for All that You Do!

Father's Day is a chance for us to show Dad that we really appreciate everything that he does for us. Brainstorm as a group to come up with different ways that Dad helps (or what Dad has to deal with) and decide on what is most important to you. Create a storyboard or comic to thank him!

Need some help? Check out these verbs!

  • love
  • protect
  • read
  • help
  • cook
  • buy
  • watch
  • clean
  • teach
  • learn
  • carry
  • push
  • give
  • plan
  • work
  • wake
  • drive
  • listen
  • talk
  • play
  • surprise
  • hug
  • heal
  • pretend
  • wait
  • save

Thanks Dad


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Father Roles

Fathers take on many roles. Sometimes, we forget how much dads do for their kids. Have your students think of at least four roles or jobs that their fathers have. These roles should show many different sides to fathers.

A spider map template works very well with this activity because there is less emphasis on ordering than there would be with a list. The Frayer Model template works similarly well, but you are limited to exactly four items.

Pair this activity with a lesson or review of metaphors and poetic language!

Dad Jobs


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Father's Day Card

Another great feature of Storyboard That is creating cards! Use the amazing scenes, characters, and items to make a card that celebrates Father’s Day.

Card Template Instructions

Create a three-cell storyboard for Father’s Day. This could be a short story (beginning, middle, and end), a joke, a special message to your dad, or whatever you want!

  • Cell 1 is the front of the card.

  • Cell 2 is the left inside page.

  • Cell 3 is the back of the card.
Father's Day Card

Storyboards of any layout can be converted into a folding card, but only the first three cells will appear. Titles and descriptions are not printed on the card, so use “Textables” inside the cell if you want to include text.

  1. After you save your storyboard, click "Make a Folding Card" and then click “Father's Day”. The right inside page is a pre-written message that you select at this step. Choose the artwork and message that works best for you!

  2. Print out the pop-up image, and fold.
    • Hold the paper so the front of the card is right-side-up in the bottom right corner.
    • Then, fold the paper in half away from you (you should see the back of the card on the left and the front of the card on the right).
    • Fold the paper again so you only see the front.

  3. Don't forget to sign your card!

There you have it! A Storyboard That Father's Day card perfect for showing Dad how much you care!

Fathers Day Card


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