Father’s Day is a special occasion that provides an opportunity for early childhood education settings to celebrate the dads, granddads, uncles, and male role models in the lives of our little learners.
If you haven’t finalised your Father’s Day plans yet, don’t worry — there are plenty of creative and meaningful ways to make this day memorable for both children and their fathers. Let’s explore our six top picks of for last minute ideas that you can use to celebrate Father’s Day with love.
- Picture Frame Craft
Offer children the chance to decorate picture frames with paints, stickers, or colourful markers. Afterward, help them take a picture and insert it into the frame. Dads will treasure these beautiful mementos.
- Storytime with Dads
Invite fathers to participate in a special storytime session. They can bring their favourite children’s book to read aloud or choose from a selection of age-appropriate books. It’s a great way to bond while promoting literacy.
- Outdoor Picnic
Plan an impromptu picnic in your outdoor area. Fathers and children can enjoy sandwiches, fruit, and a fun afternoon playing together. Don’t forget to capture these moments with photos.
- Father’s Day Poem
Every day is a good day for music, and Father’s Day is no exception! Bonkers Beat children love singing songs and reciting poems. Not only does this create a sense of celebration and fun, but it also boosts children’s confidence and ability to perform in front of a crowd. A very useful skill for life!
- Dad and Me Art Project
Set up an art station where children and their fathers can create collaborative artwork. Whether it’s a finger painting, a clay sculpture, or a collage, this activity fosters creativity and strengthens the parent-child bond.
- Dance Party
End the day with a dance party! Put on some lively music and let fathers and children dance their hearts out. It’s a joyful way to wrap up the celebrations.
Father’s Day in early childhood education settings can be a beautiful and memorable experience for both children and their dads or special men in their lives. It’s all about infusing the day with love, creativity, and a sense of connection.
Together, let’s celebrate these special bonds. Sending out Happy Father’s Day wishes to all the amazing dads out there!
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