Just for Kids: Ideas for Celebrating Father’s Day

Let’s Celebrate Father’s Day!

With Father’s Day fast approaching, I thought this would be an excellent opportunity to suggest book ideas for the youngest members of your family. After all, the best way to celebrate their father is with a little bonding time.

My father thinks he’s funny…

We all know the type. The hilarious dad. They think they are so funny, but we’re not so sure about that. At the same time, we don’t want to burst their bubble. If your dad falls into this category, he might like it if you gave him the book, My Dad Thinks He’s Funny. Of course, you will want to do your homework and find a few jokes that are hilarious to share with him throughout the day. Who says parents can’t learn from their kids?

My father refuses to grow up…

This can be the most adventurous kind of dad. Just like in the book, When Dads Don’t Grow Up. They are the ones who aren’t afraid of being silly.
To prepare, you may want to create your own comic, paint some colorful rocks for his collection, or put batteries in the flashlight for a monster hunt.

My father loves ‘Late Night’ television…

Is your dad a fan of late night t.v. talk shows? Introduce him to Jimmy Fallon’s book, Dada. Of course, mom may not let you stay up late to watch the show with him. However, you could always challenge him to a sing-off of your favorite music. Let your mom and siblings be the judge to see who wins. Remember, the wackier, the better.

My father is the best cook…

If your dad is the family chef, then why not plan a special meal together? Between the two of you, you are sure to come up with a meal that satisfies everyone while making new memories! For a little inspiration, you can check out this junior cookbook by Better Crocker.

My father is the best father ever…

There are a lot of reasons why YOUR dad is the most amazing dad ever. All you have to do is look at how hard he works, the way he cares about you, and how he always puts you first. If you think your dad is the most amazing dad, write down all the reasons why on little pieces of paper and put them in a box or jar. He will enjoy reading all the ways you appreciate him. Oh, and don’t forget the book, My Dad is Amazing.

My grandfather and me…

Not everyone has a dad. That’s when extra-special grandfathers come into the picture. If you would like to celebrate your grandfather, plan a special day doing something that he loves to do–spending time with you! Perhaps it is playing a game. Ask him to teach you his favorite card game or even chess. Does he like to take a walk in the park? Go for a stroll and ask him to tell you stories about when he was a little boy. Here are a couple of book ideas, How to Babysit a Grandpa and Just Grandpa and Me.

Whatever type of father you have…

End your day cuddled up over a good book. If you are old enough, read him a story. If you are not quite there yet, ask him to read you one. The most important thing is to have fun and spend time together. Celebrate the man who works so hard to make your life magic.

WHAT SUGGESTIONS do you have to celebrate Father’s Day? Make sure it includes a book. Let’s hear your ideas. Please leave a comment below.

By |2018-06-10T17:38:26+00:00June 8th, 2018|Literacy|2 Comments


  1. Cat Michaels June 8, 2018 at 4:16 pm - Reply

    Excellent suggestions, Kristen! I have Fallon’s back on my to-read list.

    • K. Lamb June 8, 2018 at 11:38 pm - Reply

      I’m glad you enjoyed the article, Cat! Thanks for reading. Be sure to let me know how you like Jimmy Fallon’s book! 🙂

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