Celebrating Super Dads: Father's Day Fun in Preschool

Happy father playing with his two young children at home

Father's Day is a perfect occasion to honor the fantastic dads and father figures in our lives. Preschool is the ideal place to help children create heartfelt gifts and memorable experiences for their dads. This blog will provide some fun and creative craft ideas and a list of supplies needed to ensure a fantastic Father's Day celebration in your preschool.

Super Dad Capes

Creating Super Dad Capes is a fun and engaging activity that allows children to express their creativity and appreciation. Start by cutting felt fabric into cape shapes. Attach Velcro strips to the top corners of the capes for easy wearing. Children can then decorate their capes using fabric markers and decorative items such as stickers and sequins. Encourage them to write messages or draw pictures that symbolize their appreciation for their dads, making each cape unique and personal.

Supplies Needed:

  • Felt fabric (various colors)
  • Fabric glue Scissors
  • Velcro strips
  • Fabric markers
  • Decorative items (stickers, sequins, etc.)

Handprint Trophies

Handprint Trophies are a wonderful keepsake that dads will cherish for years. Begin by having the children press their hands onto a clay or air-dry dough piece to create a handprint. Once the handprints have dried, paint them in vibrant colors and allow them to dry completely. Attach the handprint to a small wooden base or a piece of cardboard to create the trophy stand. The children can then personalize the trophies with messages like "Best Dad" or "Super Dad," adding a special touch to this heartfelt gift.

Supplies Needed:

  • Clay or air-dry dough
  • Paint (various colors)
  • Paintbrushes
  • Small wooden bases or cardboard
  • Markers

Children doing arts and crafts with teacher

Dad's Picture Frame

A custom picture frame is a perfect gift for dads to display a favorite photo. Start by giving each child a plain wooden picture frame. Provide various craft supplies, such as paint, markers, glitter, and decorative items. Let the children decorate the frames as they wish, adding their unique touch. Once the frames are decorated and dry, insert a photo of the child with their dad. This personalized picture frame will be a treasured gift that captures a special moment.

Supplies Needed:

  • Plain wooden picture frames
  • Paint
  • Markers
  • Glitter
  • Decorative items (stickers, buttons, etc.)
  • Glue

Dad's Coupon Book

Creating a Dad's Coupon Book is a fun way for children to give their dads thoughtful and valuable gifts. Start by cutting out small rectangles of construction paper to create the coupons. Children can write promises or favors on each coupon, such as "One free hug," "Help with chores," or "Game night with dad." Decorate the coupons with markers and stickers, then bind them with a ribbon or staple them to form a booklet. This personalized coupon book offers dads a variety of loving gestures from their children.

Supplies Needed:

  • Construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Markers
  • Stickers
  • Ribbon or staples

Father's Day Medals

Father's Day Medals are a fun and creative way for children to celebrate their dads. Begin by cutting out circles from cardboard or sturdy paper. Children can decorate the circles with paint, markers, and glitter, adding messages like "World's Best Dad" or "Super Dad." Attach a ribbon to each medal so that dads can proudly wear them. These medals are a fun and festive way to recognize dads' unique role in their children's lives.

Supplies Needed:

  • Cardboard or sturdy paper
  • Scissors
  • Paint
  • Markers
  • Glitter
  • Ribbon

Dad reading handmade card with children at home

Father's Day Card Station

Set up a card-making station where children can create personalized Father's Day cards. Provide a variety of craft supplies such as colored paper, markers, stickers, and stamps. Encourage children to write heartfelt messages and draw pictures inside the cards. This simple yet meaningful activity allows children to express their love and appreciation through words and art.

Supplies Needed:

  • Colored paper
  • Markers
  • Stickers or Stamps
  • Glue
  • Scissors

These crafts and activities make for wonderful Father's Day gifts and provide an excellent opportunity for children to develop their creativity and fine motor skills. Celebrating Father's Day in preschool with these thoughtful and fun activities helps children express their love and appreciation for their dads, creating lasting memories for both children and fathers. Remember to share the creation process with families using your online preschool communication tools so they can experience the fun while away.


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