Category Archives: Father’s Day

Fathers Are Special

Hope all the fathers in your life had a great Father’s Day on Sunday.  

Father’s are special!

My kids and I spent a quiet afternoon with daddy and enjoyed the day.  They petted kittens, tossed around the football in the yard, and went swimming.  We didn’t have money to buy him special gifts this year.  But we gave him our attention and time, and mulberries.   We have trees with ripe mulberries!  So the best thing you can do is use what you have and make the best of it.  The kids picked mulberries, lots and lots of mulberries!  So we made dad a special mulberry cheesecake for Father’s Day. 

I am sure a lot of dads out there got tools, grills, shirts, fancy meals at a nice restaraunt, gift cards, maybe even vacations, etc. but I bet he is the only dad in the world who got a mulberry cheesecake made by his kids!   That make’s him pretty special!

The cheesecake turned out so pretty, tasted delicious, and my husband loved it.

We cooked the mulberries down to a jam like consitency and sweetened them with Truvia (all natural stevia and erythritol blend sweetner).  We pressed them through a food mill to remove stems and larger seeds, but smaller seeds went right through and into the jam.  

That was ok, because they are very small and soft and you don’t even notice them. Then we layered the mulberry jam onto the bottom layer of the cheesecake, put the nobake cheese cake filling (creamcheese, truvia, gellatin) on the next layer, and whip cream for the final top layer.  I just made up the recipe as we went along.  I wanted something low carb for him as he is trying to reduce sugar in his diet too.  And we already had two birthdays this month so we did not need another cake or high carb desert.    

He only got one piece.  There are eight of us.  I was able to cut the pie into exactly eight pieces and the kids ate theirs so fast that he almost didn’t get to eat all of his because they wanted more.  This desert was perfect, and I am so glad he enjoyed it.

Saw this video about Dad Life on Youtube and just had to share it.

Hope you had a great weekend with DAD!
Be blessed!

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Fathers Day Unit Study

Call it what you want: Dad’s Day, Father’s Day, Grandpa’s Day, it’s a great day to celebrate the fathers in our life.

Our family is busy this week taking a special look at WHO (our earthly father, and our heavenly father)and WHAT (a mentor, protector, guide, friend, provider, comforter, creator, etc.) a father is. 
To get ready for this, I put together a Fathers Day Unit Study. 

I love to share these resources with everyone, so here is a FREE Fathers Day Unit Study you can do with your kids too.

Fathers Day Unit Study, Lesson Plans, Lapbook, and Notebook Pages, Worksheet Printables, Crafts,  Games, and so much more.

Unit Study and Lesson Plans

Fathers Day Lesson Plan:  The Story Of Last Names

Education World: Happy Fathers Day Lesson Plans  (5 different sets of lessons on different topics)

Wikipedia: Father’s Day

Fathers Day Lesson Plan

History Of Father’s Day

History of Fathers Day Lesson Plans with Worksheet Printables



Little Blots Of Faith: Fathers Day Printables to use in a lapbook

Homeschool Share: Lapbook Any Person

Lapbook Lessons: Lapbook Templates

Christian Preschool Printables: Fathers Day Mini Book

Bible Story Printables: Fathers Day

Just Call Me Jamin: Fathers Day Lapbook


Notebooking Pages

Notebooking Fairy  Fathers Day Notebook Pages

Notebooking Pages


Scripture and Bible Study

Christian Preschool Printables:  Fathers Day Copy Work

Bible Gateway:
“As a father has compassion on his children, so the LORD has compassion on those who fear him;” Psalm 103:13 NIV

Deuteronomy 32:6
Is this the way you repay the LORD, you foolish and unwise people? Is he not your Father, your Creator, who made you and formed you?

Matthew 6:14
For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.

Matthew 6:26
Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?

Matthew 18:19
“Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven.”

John 4:23
Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks.

2 Corinthians 6:18
And, “I will be a Father to you, and you will be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty.”

Galatians 4:6
Because you are his sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, “Abba, Father.”

Ephesians 6:2
“Honor your father and mother”—which is the first commandment with a promise—

Ephesians 6:4
Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.

Hebrews 12:7
Endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as his children. For what children are not disciplined by their father?

Dad Is On Duty devotional (give a copy of this to dad)


DLTK Printable Worksheets

Teachnology:  Fathers Day Vocabulary Worksheet

Apples 4 The Teacher: Fathers Day Worksheets and Printables

Father’s Day Crossword Puzzle

Fathers Day Vocabulary Words

School Family: Missing Letters

ABC Teach:  Fathers Day Writing Prompt

ABC Teach:  Write a letter to dad.



School Family:  subtraction practice

School Family: Connect the Dots

School Family:  Addition practice

School Family:  Color By Number

School Family: Multiplication by 5

School Family: Division



Preschool Rock:  Dad’s In the Animal Kingdom

Dominant Side

Compare Dad and child results from this fun science experiment, make a graph of your results, especially if you have several family members who can participate.


Poetry, Quotes, and Songs

Apples 4 The Teacher: Poetry

DLTK Poems, Songs and Quotes

Activity Village: Fathers Day Jokes

Activity Village: Father’s Day Poems

ABC Teach:  Fathers Day Acrostic Poem


Father’s Day Recipes

Kaboose: Fathers Day Recipes

DLTK: Fathers Day Recipes

Bakerrela:  Fast Food Fun

Martha Stewart Fathers Day Recipes


Fathers Day Clipart


Crafts , Activities, and Homemade Gifts

41 Ways to Make Every Day Father’s Day

I love this Painted Hammer Craft For Father’s Day Craft idea from Kaboose

This Trophy For Dad is great too.  We seen a dad with one that his kids had made last year and it was really cute in his office.

Fathers Day Banner Craft

Family Fun: King For The Day Crown

DLTK: Fathers Day Crafts

Apples For The Teacher has a wonderful selection of crafts and activities for Fathers Day

Making Friends:  Crafts For Dad

Greatest Dad Award

Fathers Day Coloring Pages with Grandpa

DLTK Fathers Day Cards

Activity Village: Coloring Pages

Activity Village: Crafts

Frugal Family Fun Blog: Car Wash Kit

Fathers Day Super Hero Gift

Martha Stewart: Fathers Day Frame

Martha Stewart has at least 394 Fathers Day Ideas

Other Ideas

Drama and Role Play:
Play Dress Up.  Have the children dress up in some of Dad’s clothing and role play.  They can act like daddy at home or at work.  They could pretend they are fixing something on the house or car that needs worked on too.  Lots of fun ways to role play with this.

Play Games in the yard or at a park:  frisbee, catch, ball toss, basket ball, miniature golf, frisbee golf, explore a creek or shallow river together, go fishing, go swimming, have a picnic, play on a playground, etc.

Play Games in the house:  hunt for love notes, board games, miniature golf, video game, table tennis, pool, fooze ball, air hockey, etc.

Do a craft together with dad: build a model (car, boat, plane, etc.), build a wood working project, paint something, fix something, etc.  Does dad like computers, wood working, mechanics, cooking, puzzles, etc.?  What ever his interests are, find a craft you can both do together.

Make a meal together:  favorite bbq, pancakes, steak, make whatever dad likes, but make it together.

Have a good time spending quality time with your DAD this Father’s Day! 

And if your dad is away on a trip, seperated from the family, or perhaps has passed away, still honor him with some quiet reflection on what he has meant in your life.  You can still write him a letter, or a poem or anything on your heart to honor him in your own way.

If your dad has done you wrong in some way, please forgive him and move forward with your life.  Unforgiveness will hold you in bondage, and prevent you from ever living to your potential.  Pick out a couple activities above, such as a letter to dad, or a writing prompt, or reviewing the scriptures and ask God to help you forgive your father for whatever it was he did wrong.

A special message to our dad today:


We love you!!! 





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