Curious to know some interesting Father’s Day background information, to share with your kids? Here are some free homeschooling resources for unit study!

Father's Day Unit Study Ideas and Background Information

Father’s Day Background Information: A Unit Study for Homeschool

Over the years I’ve collected a ton of seasonal and holiday printables and activities. You should seriously see my homeschool downloads folder on my hard drive. I have way too much stuff! But I love to be able to browse each year and find fun things to do with my children on holidays like Father’s Day. Here, I’m sharing some of the best ones I’ve loved over the years, plus a brand new printable I’ve created for you. Use these ideas in a unit study if you like! I hope you enjoy them. This post contains affiliate links. Please see my disclosure for more information.

Father’s Day Background Information for Kids

Use these facts for copywork, research, or just a little bit of background information about the holiday. Father’s Day is a special holiday for lots of families. This is a little bit about the history of Father’s Day that you can share with your kids (or just brush up on for yourself).

Father’s Day Fun Facts for Kids:

  • Father’s Day is a national holiday in the United States, celebrated on the third Sunday in June every year.
  • It is a holiday established in order to honor fathers and men who are like fathers, or men of leadership and character.
  • The first Father’s Day was celebrated in the state of Washington on June 19, 1910.
  • A woman from Washington state, named Sonora Smart Dodd, was the driving force in getting the idea to grow popular. She campaigned for the recognition of the holiday in her state’s churches, YMCA, local shops, and government buildings.
  • Sonora Smart Dodd thought it was important to have an official day for fathers, since Mother’s Day had already been established.
  • Father’s Day was officially recognized as a national holiday in 1972.
  • Children honor their fathers and others who are father figures to them by giving gifts, making cards and spending time with them on this day.
  • Traditional gifts for men on Father’s Day include neckties, hats, socks, pipes or tobacco, sporting goods such as hunting and fishing gear, or golf clubs.

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If you’re looking for a concise, clear, and factual printout describing the history of Father’s Day, I have created this one for you. It is thoroughly researched and includes everything you need to know to teach a unit study on Father’s Day, or just discuss the holiday with your children in a knowledgeable manner.

I have been working on a printable holiday fact sheet series I have going on over at my Teachers Pay Teachers store. As I come out with new ones each month, I’m offering them FREE for a limited time. Here’s my Memorial Day homeschool copywork printable! I hope you enjoy it.

These fact sheets will serve as an easy and quick reference sheet for homeschool families to introduce the basic facts about the various U.S. Holidays. Use them for copywork or notebooking or to introduce prior knowledge about the holiday before a project or lesson. Soon, they’ll all be in one huge download for you, too! Follow my store for the announcement – yes I’ll start it out as a FREEBIE, as always.

This is a work in progress. As I create them one at a time, they will be free for a limited time. My goal is to have them published a week or two before each occasion so that homeschool families can use them as a quick briefing of the holiday coming up. If you wish, you can “follow” me on Teachers Pay Teachers so that you will not miss when I publish them.

This resource can also be used for notebooking, lapbooking, copywork, Reading comprehension, or as a basic tool for research. Eventually, after I’ve created a page for each holiday, I plan to publish them in one large download for your convenience. Watch my TPT store for that.

Free Father's Day Background Information and Unit Study Ideas

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You can see all my printable fact sheets for holidays and seasonal events at the TPT store. My prices are very reasonable and “frugal,” I think. Most of my printables are introduced as freebies!

Free Father’s Day Unit Study Ideas

And now, more information you’ve been looking for! These printables, activities, crafts, and recipes would be great complementary activities for a unit study on Father’s Day.

Father’s Day Homeschool Printables

Easy Crafts for Father’s Day

Frugal homeschooling families will enjoy these Father’s Day printables and activities. I hope they help you with your unit study, or at least gives you some fun ideas for things to do with the kids to honor Dad! Follow along because I plan to update this list soon! Know of any more activities I can add to my list? Please leave a comment to let me know!

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