15 Fun Father's Day Activities And Craft Ideas For Kids

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Father’s Day is a special occasion. If you are in search of Father’s Day activities for kids to help the father and kids bond better and build special moments to cherish for life, you are at the right place. Engaging games and activities can help your child showcase the love they harbor for the most special man in their life. And to help you find the best activities and games, we have compiled some brilliant ideas. Read on and get inspired by some of the best Father’s Day activities that are sure to help you have a great bonding time.

Cute Father’s Day Crafts

Try out these fun Fathers day crafts and make your daddy feel as special as he is.

1. D-A-D On Hearts:

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You Will Need:

  • A piece of cord, which runs the entire length of the room
  • Red and white pieces of felt or velvet
  • Old clothes pegs
  • Colored paper
  • A pair of scissors
  • Glue
  • Pencil

How To:

  1. Help your child to cut out heart shapes from the felt or velvet paper.
  2. Use the white felt or velvet paper to cut out two D letters and one A.
  3. Help your child glue the letters over each heart.
  4. Cut out three squares of colored paper. The squares should be slightly bigger than the hearts.
  5. Help him glue the hearts onto the squares.
  6. Hang the cord on a wall where it is easily visible.
  7. Use the pegs to pin the squares on the cord, forming the word D-A-D.

2. Father Themed Gift Wrap:

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You Will Need:

  • Two shades of brown paper
  • Black sketch pen
  • Pencil
  • String 

How To:

  1. Help your child to draw various father-themed designs on brown paper like a mustache, tie, hat and so on.
  2. Color the shapes using the black pen.
  3. Now ask your child to cut out a star shape from the other brown paper.
  4. Use the paper to wrap the gifts for father.
  5. Tie the gift up using the string and decorate it with the star shape.

3. Father’s Day Tie:

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You Will Need:

  • Air-drying clay in two different colors
  • Colored glue – optional 

How To:

  1. Help your kid model a tie using the air-drying clay.
  2. Keep the clay tie aside to set.
  3. Read the instructions to know how long it needs to dry up completely.
  4. Once the clay tie begins to dry, use the other colored clay to make small ball shapes or stars.
  5. You can decorate the tie with these small shapes.
  6. If you have enough clay left, use it to write a small ‘I love you Dad’ with it. Or you can simply use the colored glue.
  7. Now set the gift aside to dry.

4. Footprints:

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You Will Need:

  • Pencil
  • Colored paper in two shades
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Colors 

How To:

  1. Ask your child to trace his father’s footprint on one of the colored papers.
  2. Help your child trace his footprint as well.
  3. Help him cut the trace out.
  4. Let him color the footprints.
  5. Glue these on different pieces of paper.
  6. Your child can also make a card out it.

5. Message On A Mug:

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You Will Need:

  • White paper or any light colored paper
  • Sketch pens and pencil
  • A pair of scissors and glue 

How To:

  1. Help your child to draw a heart on the white paper.
  2. Ask your child to write a sweet Father’s Day message inside the heart.
  3. Now help him cut the heart shape out and stick it on dad’s favorite mug.

Interesting Father’s Day Activities

Here we list some fun Father’s day activities for kids to make your dad feel like the best father in the world:

1. Breakfast In Bed:

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Your kid will love doing this on Father’s Day, and who knows, it could also turn into a fun weekend ritual!

  • Wake your kids up early and ask them to help out in the kitchen. Some easy breakfast recipes that your kids can help you make include French toast, fruit salad, omelet, or cereal with daddy’s favorite topping.
  • Let your child arrange the breakfast on a tray. Get a flower that can adorn the tray and you’re your kid hold daddy’s breakfast tray. Accompany your little one to the bedroom and slowly wake dad up. The look on daddy’s face will be priceless.

2. How Many Kisses Can You Take:

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Here is a fun activity that your kid will love to do with dad, and daddy will love it.

  • Whether you have a girl or a boy, put a few lipsticks on them for this particular activity. Put some lipstick on your kid’s lips. Alternatively, you can also apply some tinted lip balm if you do not want to use lipstick.
  • Now ask your kid to stand on daddy’s side. Once you signal your kid, she needs to jump onto dad and start kissing him. Set a time and see which side your kid kisses the most. Chances are Daddy won’t want the game to stop!

3. Head Out For Some Fishing:

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If daddy loves to fish, this is the perfect activity for daddy and your kid.

  • Prepare a snack basket and fill it up with some delicious snacks, a bottle of water, hats, and sunscreen.
  • Rest assured your kid will have some fun fishing adventures on Father’s Day.

4. Dress Up The Same:

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There is nothing cuter than seeing daddy and his son wear the same outfit.

  • All you need to do is match the kids’ clothes to some basic daddy clothes.
  • It could be something as simple as blue jeans and white tee, a favorite character tee that dad loves to wear or a specific color shirt he has. Ask dad to wear that particular dress on Father’s Day and surprise him by asking your little one to dress up identically.

5. T-Shirt Message:

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This is one of the exciting activities for fathers day. A handwritten message on a t-shirt is an excellent way of telling daddy you love him.

  • Let your kid use his imagination and write a fun message for dad on his t-shirt.
  • He can also make additional designs.

6. Sports Day:

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If daddy loves sports, so why not make it a sporty day?

  • Let dad select the games he wants to play and involve your kids in it.
  • You could also get tickets for any favorite game that may be happening nearby.

7. Father’s Day Movie Marathon:

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A great way to spend Father’s Day at home is to watch movies that celebrate the day.

  • Also get a tub of popcorn for the whole family.

8. Father’s Day Picture Collage:

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Show off those precious father and kid moments by helping your kid make a photo collage for daddy.

  • Print out cute father kid photographs and make a collage.
  • Help your kid string them up or place them in picture frames.

9. Write A Message:

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A handwritten message is always special.

  • Let your kid write a cute message, letter or even a paragraph about dad.
  • You can also decorate the same by framing it.

10. Do Nothing:

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Dads are always busy and rarely get the time to rest.

  • Show daddy how hard he works by letting him relax on Father’s Day.
  • Tell him that he has tiny helpers around the house and whatever he needs to be done, your kid will do for him.

These Father’s Day activities for kids would bring a big bright smile to your dad’s face. Now that you have the list help them prepare the crafts. These activities would make the day a special occasion for the child and the father. We have made sure to keep the list versatile so that your children can alter the activities as per their and their fathers’ preferences. You can also incorporate these activities into a busy schedule. So, ask your children to grab their supplies and start Father’s Day tradition in your house.

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Mitha Shameer

Mitha is passionate about writing on topics related to women and children. She loves to present the brighter side of life to her readers in the form of her articles. She writes on games, stories, arts & craft, celebrations and more for MomJunction. When she isn't glued to online shopping websites, she loves reading books and watching F.R.I.E.N.D.S.