Father’s Day is approaching! Be prepared with a low prep, easy-to-complete, and FUN activity for students K-4. My Dad is Ball of Fun is the perfect craftivity for Father’s Day and an excellent gift for students to take home as a homemade gift! Make sure everyone feels included by offering other options for fathers too! We can celebrate lots of role models on Father’s Day so other options for the craftivity include grandpa, papa, pop pop, uncle, brother, mom, daddy, stepdad, and even cousin! So everyone is included in the craftivity! Take a look at the Father’s Day craft or craftivity that incorporates fine motor skills, writing, and a lot of fun!
What is included?
Included is a bundle of different Father’s Day craft sports balls! There is soccer, bowling, baseball, tennis, volleyball, football, basketball, baseball, and tennis. The set includes the ball bodies, big eyes, and bow ties! Kiddos can color the sports balls or you can print each set on colored paper for them! Football also has a little bit of a more advanced option that has students cut out each section of the ball and assemble it.
Even better, each sports ball has a writing template to match the shape of the ball! Of course, there are different styles for this too! There is an option for writing with a space for a picture and also just space for writing without a space for a picture. Also, there are different line templates for different ages and differentiation!
Lastly are the labels for dad, mom, daddy, pop-pop, grandpa, uncle, brother, papa, and cousin. Making everyone feel included in the project is so important, so if you need one you don’t see, just send me an email and I’ll try to get it done ASAP!
Why Celebrate Father’s Day in School?
By celebrating Father’s Day, but by making it about role models rather than just fathers, you can celebrate diverse family structures and ensure all students feel seen, loved, and supported in the classroom, but also at home in their families. If necessary, you can always rename Father’s Day to Parent’s Day or Role Model’s Day and still use the super cool Father’s Day craft or craftivity!
Father’s Day is important to celebrate, not just for fathers but for the role models in children’s lives. It is important to take a moment and dedicate a day to those role models that are shaping young minds and futures. Besides, Father’s Day is celebrated in more than 50 countries!
Craftivities for Curriculum!
Using crafts in our classrooms is such an easy and fun way to keep students engaged and excited about learning and also gives them something they are proud of to take home to their families. Crafts are also proven to improve creativity, hand-eye coordination, and even improve problem-solving skills! It seems like a no-brainer to use crafts in your classroom! If you are having a Father’s Day event, decorate the bulletin board for all of the fathers and role models coming in to check out while they are there!
Fathers and sports go hand in hand! Kids love sports too! This craftivity covers all of the bases and is a perfect activity to do with students for Father’s Day! Still on the fence? Check out this review by Learning by Lucy, “Yes, my Kindergarten kids made the Sports Balls for Father’s Day project. Many of the kids picked more than 1 sports ball to give to Dad or their significant male role model. It was a great project. Thanks!!!!!” Looks like this will be really great for kids to complete for dad, grandpa, stepdad, and uncle!
Head over to Thompsonsteachings and grab your copy today to print and prepare for students to use soon! Father’s Day will be here before we know it, and of course you can then save it for next year and the year after that too! You can also grab it here on TpT! The smiles that you will see from this craftivity will be so worth it!