Happy Father’s Day! For more Father’s Day resources from Surfnetkids, here’s a listicle: Father’s Day Resources. Enjoy!
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Barbara J. Feldman
“Surfing the Net with Kids”
Father’s Day Printable(** for Premium Members only)
Sonora Dodd first proposed her Father’s Day idea in 1909. Dodd wanted a special day (much like Mother’s Day) to honor her father, William Smart. Smart, a Civil War veteran, single handedly raised Dodd and her five siblings on a farm in rural Washington, after his wife died giving birth to their sixth child. Dodd’s father was born in June, so she chose June 19, 1910 to hold the first Father’s Day celebration in Spokane.
DLTK’s Father’s Day Ideas for Kids
DLTK Kids specializes in print, color, cut and glue crafts, and their Father’s Day collection is impressive. Other goodies include printable Father’s Day cards, printable coloring pages, recipes, and links. Best click, however, is the interactive Awards and Certificates, where you can create a custom Father’s Day certificate (such as “#1 World’s Best Dad”) with your own words, colors, borders and graphics. Don’t miss it.
Holiday Zone: Celebrating Father’s Day at the Holiday Zone
“How is your father’s life different from his father’s? His grandfather’s? Your’s?” This thoughtful Father’s Day site is quite different from most because of its focus on ideas — rather than projects. It starts with Discussion Topics suitable for classroom or dinner table, and includes suggestions for outdoor family games (Father, May I?) and classroom activities for elementary students. Fun stuff includes special songs for Dad sung to familiar tunes, and famous quotes on fatherhood.
Infoplease: Father’s Day
“Histories, stories, and fun facts to share with Dad” include History of the Necktie, Father’s Day Timeline and facts from the census bureau such as the number of U.S. dads, both married and single. Scroll down for quizzes, quotes, a crossword puzzle, and four features on various kinds of dads: athletic dads, sitcom dads, animal dads and prolific dads. “The BBC News recently reported that Akuku, his wives, and children have solved a rather uncommon family problem: they couldn’t all fit into their church so they built a new one just for themselves.”
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Printables Club Members Also Get …
Surfnetkids Printables Club Members also get the following printables to use in the classroom, the computer lab, the school library, or to send home with students:
Father’s Day Printable
Father’s Day Wikipedia Printable
Printables Fathers Around-the-World Word Search
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Quote of the Week
“Fathers send their sons to college either because they went to college or because they didn’t.” ~~L. L. Henderson ~~ Click here to read more quotes about education.
Surfing the Calendar
National Youth Traffic Safety Month May
National Flower Month May
Sudoku First Published as Number Place in Dell Puzzle Magazine May, 1979
Cellophane Tape Patented May 27, 1930
Golden Gate Bridge Opens May 27, 1937
Memorial Day May 27, 2019
Sojourner Truth Gives “Ain’t I Woman?” Speech May 28-29, 1851
National Spelling Bee Week May 28 – 30, 2019
John F. Kennedy’s Birthday May 29, 1917
First Daily American Newspaper Published May 30, 1783
President Woodrow Wilson Proclaims June 14 Flag Day May 30, 1916
First US copryight law passed May 31, 1790
Walt Whitman’s Birthday May 31, 1819
Mark Felt Reveals Himself as Watergate’s Deep Throat May 31, 2005
Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat Month June
National Rose Month June
Cancer From the Sun Month June
Dairy Month June