Father’s Day is on Sunday, and your child can create wonderful Father’s Day memories through some simple Montessori-inspired ideas. Fathers (and father figures) are generally very happy with any gifts and/or cards made with love.
Montessori-Inspired Ideas for Father’s Day
Montessori Curriculum Ideas for Father’s Day, Celebrating Father’s Day in the Montessori Classroom, and Celebrating Father’s Day for the Montessori Classroom and Family from North American Montessori Center (NAMC)
Printable Father’s Day Interview Poster (an absolutely lovely idea and free printable) from Simply Montessori
Pizza, Pizza Father’s Day Picnic from Montessori Mama
Father’s Day Gifts from To the Lesson! (published on Monday and added in an update – shows how you can use a Montessori-inspired tray for a painting activity!)
Ideas for breakfast in bed and art resources to have available for creating cards and gifts in my Montessori-Inspired Mother’s Day post
My husband always loved the simple, heart-felt cards our kids created for him from construction paper or colored typing paper and markers. He saved every card our kids gave him over the years.
In the photo at the top of the post, I have an example of a simple Montessori-inspired card-making tray you could have available in a closed cabinet in your child’s room or in a lower kitchen cabinet whether or not you have a homeschool. It’s nice if the cabinet has a door that closes so your child can feel the creation of cards is a special surprise.
I always had colored construction paper or typing paper, markers, and stickers available for card-making projects. My children liked to make cards for holidays like Fathers Day, but they also made cards spontaneously at other times – for example, if they wanted to say thank you or to apologize for something.
I also recommend keeping a box of 5¾” by 8¾” greeting-card envelopes available for projects like this. The envelopes can be purchased at any office-supply store and give your child an easy, professional-looking way to finish the card. My children have made their own envelopes before as well, although purchased envelopes can still be personalized with markers, stickers, etc.
Other Ideas for Father’s Day Activities for all Levels
There are lots of links to Father’s Day activities and projects in our Living Montessori Now Community. Please add your posts and ideas, too!
And don’t worry about how elaborate your child’s Father’s Day gift and/or card is. When it comes to Father’s Day, it truly is the thought that counts!
UPDATE: You’ll also find LOTS of Father’s Day ideas in these posts: Talking with Children about Death: Creating an “I Remember” Book (with free printables for children who’ve had a special male relative die and for children from military families and other families separated by distance and Father’s Day Blog Hop Collection), and Montessori-Inspired Father’s Day (2012).