Father's Day Activity Ideas

Hosting a Father's Day Event? If your service or school hosts an event for Father’s Day consider having some of the activities for Dads and children to do together.

Please note: select activities and materials based on the age and ability of the children you are working with.


Card making

Provide a range of materials for children to make their own Father's Day cards. There are plenty of ideas for cards that can be found online.


Book mark making

Provide a range of materials for children to make bookmarks with.


Paper weight

Use flour and water (or Clay) to make a paperweight for Dad, and decorate with small rocks and shells before it dries.

Activity instructions for paper weight


Decorated mugs

Purchase plain mugs so children can decorate them with a design or message for their Dad.


Rock decorating

Provide a range of paints and materials for children to decorate a rock for their Dad..


Clay creations

Using clay children can create a small dish, pot or a decoration for a hanging.


Scavenger hunt pack

Children could collect natural materials like rocks, seed pods, pinecones, sticks, leaves and shells and decorate them using paint, sequins, string, coloured wire, or beads. These items could then be placed in a paper bag and used by children at home to set up a Scavenger Hunt for their Dad indoors or outdoors.



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