Easy Father’s Day Student Gift Ideas and Books

So often we’re running out of the door for Summer break before Father’s Day comes around that it’s easy to miss opportunities to celebrate the special dads, grandpas, uncles,  and father figures in our student’s lives. But there is a way to fit it in!

From heartwarming picture books to Father’s Day student gift ideas, I’ve got you covered with a wide range of options that will make Father’s Day special for everyone!

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Father’s Day Picture Books

First up, let’s look at a selection of Father’s Day picture books that beautifully depict the bond between fathers and their children. These stories share adventures, teach life lessons, and capture love in its many forms.

Recommended Picture Books featuring father figures.

The great thing about a good Father’s Day book is it helps express feelings and expose connections in our everyday experiences with people we care about. Read one of these books in class to set the tone for a day of Father’s Day gift crafting!

  1. My Papi Has a Motorcycle by Isabel Quintero
  2. Dandy by Ame Dyckman
  3. Papa, Do You Love Me? by Barbara Joosse
  4. Jabari Jumps by Gaia Cornwall
  5. HIKE by Pete Oswald
  6. Surfer Chick by Kristy Dempsey

Father’s Day Crafts for Kids

Father's Day student gift with a #1 dad ribbon writing activity.
#1 Dad Award featured in our Father’s Day Activities Pack.

I don’t know about you, but my dad and husband are the most challenging people to shop for. It feels like they’ve already got every.single.thing that they need! Thankfully, a sentimental gift from kiddos is more precious than anything else. 

Students can create a #1 Dad Award to give to their fathers, grandpas, uncles, etc. on Father’s Day. This simple project is sure to bring smiles!

To create, students take two paper “ribbons” and write about why the honoree is special and why they love them so much. The ribbons are attached to the paper button and voila! Don’t tell your students, but these make for great writing practice too.

Father’s Day Directed Drawing

Father's Day directed drawing
Father’s Day Drawing featured in our Father’s Day Activities Pack.

Getting creative with gift-giving is always a treat. A unique way to celebrate Father’s Day with your students is to guide your class in a directed drawing of their dad.

Students can follow along with easy-to-follow instructions as they create a personalized drawing. What a precious keepsake for dads!

Father’s Day Questionnaire Booklet

Father's day student gift idea of a questionnaire booklet that's all about dad.
Father’s Day Booklet featured in our Father’s Day Activities Pack.

We all love seeing how students respond to questionnaires about their parents. Their answers can be quite comical! Have students create a booklet for their dads to express their love and gratitude. 

Father's Day drawing and This or That questionnaire about dad.
Father’s Day Questionnaire featured in our Father’s Day Activities Pack.

Inside the booklet, students can complete several questionnaires like All About Dad, 3 Things I Love About Dad, This or That Dad edition, etc. Double up and pair the booklet with the directed drawing mentioned above. These Father’s Day booklets are sure to warm the hearts of those special men in your students’ lives!

You can access each of the Father’s Day student gift ideas mentioned in this post inside our Father’s Day Activities pack.

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