Start the Theme: Circle Time, Song, and Books
At circle time, discuss the many reasons we have fathers or caregivers in our lives. Write the words they give to describe their dad or other caregiver on chart paper. Whenever possible, add a correlating picture to the words to help the students remember your conversation. Reread the chart every day.
Teach a Father's Day song:
Daddy (sung to the tune of Bingo)
I love him and he loves me,
And Daddy is his name-o.
D-A-D-D-Y, D-A-D-D-Y, D-A-D-D-Y
and Daddy is his name-o.
Tell the students that they will learn to spell a special word today. Take the letters in D-A-D-D-Y and print each letter onto large cardstock. As you sing, have five students at a time take turns spelling Daddy as they come forward to hold a card. This will also prepare them for the writing activity below.
Book suggestions for dad theme:
“Just Me and My Dad" by Mercer Mayer
“Father's Day" by Anne Rockwell and Lizzy Rockwell
“Guess How Much I Love You" by Sam McBratney