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


http://theapple.monster.com/training/articles/8490-fathers-day-lesson-the-story-of-last-names


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


http://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/lesson269.shtml


Wikipedia: Father’s Day


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fathers_day


Fathers Day Lesson Plan


http://www.elcivics.com/fathers-day-lesson-plan.pdf


History Of Father’s Day


http://holidays.kaboose.com/fathers-day/history/dad-about.html


History of Fathers Day Lesson Plans with Worksheet Printables


http://www.instructorweb.com/lesson/fathersday.asp


 


Lapbooks


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


http://littleblots.com/BiblePrintablesHolidaysFathersDay.html


Homeschool Share: Lapbook Any Person


http://www.homeschoolshare.com/person_lapbook.php


Lapbook Lessons: Lapbook Templates


http://lapbooklessons.com/LapbookTemplates.html


Christian Preschool Printables: Fathers Day Mini Book


http://www.christianpreschoolprintables.com/Pages/FathersDay/FathersDayMinibook.html


Bible Story Printables: Fathers Day


http://www.biblestoryprintables.com/BibleCraftsFathersDay.html


Just Call Me Jamin: Fathers Day Lapbook


http://homeschoolblogger.com/jaminacema/341410/


 


Notebooking Pages


Notebooking Fairy  Fathers Day Notebook Pages


http://notebookingfairy.com/2011/06/fathers-day-notebooking-pages/


Notebooking Pages


http://notebookingpages.com/archives/2325


 


Scripture and Bible Study


Christian Preschool Printables:  Fathers Day Copy Work


http://www.christianpreschoolprintables.com/Pages/FathersDay/FathersDayCopywork.html






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)
http://www.christianitytoday.com/moi/familyman/2007/cmn70518.html





Worksheets


DLTK Printable Worksheets


http://www.dltk-holidays.com/dad/worksheets.htm


Teachnology:  Fathers Day Vocabulary Worksheet


http://www.teach-nology.com/worksheets/misc/fathersday/vocab.html


Apples 4 The Teacher: Fathers Day Worksheets and Printables


http://www.apples4theteacher.com/holidays/fathers-day/printables/


Father’s Day Crossword Puzzle


http://www.alphabet-soup.net/fath/printcrossword.html


Fathers Day Vocabulary Words


http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/7959013/giant_mothers_day_and_fathers_day_vocabulary.html


School Family: Missing Letters


http://www.schoolfamily.com/print-and-use-tools/document/1221-fathers-day-missing-letters-worksheet


ABC Teach:  Fathers Day Writing Prompt


http://www.abcteach.com/free/4094_m.pdf


ABC Teach:  Write a letter to dad.


http://www.abcteach.com/free/n/note_dad.pdf


 


Math


School Family:  subtraction practice


http://www.schoolfamily.com/print-and-use-tools/document/1223-fathers-day-subtraction-practice-multi-digit-subtraction


School Family: Connect the Dots


http://www.schoolfamily.com/print-and-use-tools/document/1219-fathers-day-connect-the-dots-worksheet


School Family:  Addition practice


http://www.schoolfamily.com/print-and-use-tools/document/1215-fathers-day-addition-practice-single-digit-addition


School Family:  Color By Number


http://www.schoolfamily.com/print-and-use-tools/document/1216-fathers-day-color-by-numbers


School Family: Multiplication by 5


http://www.schoolfamily.com/print-and-use-tools/document/1222-fathers-day-multiplication-practice-multiplying-by-five


School Family: Division


http://www.schoolfamily.com/print-and-use-tools/document/1220-fathers-day-division-practice-dividing-by-two


 



Science


Preschool Rock:  Dad’s In the Animal Kingdom


http://science.preschoolrock.com/index.php/preschool_holiday_science_activities/father-s-day-preschool-science-fathers-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.


http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/experiments/dominantside.html


 


Poetry, Quotes, and Songs


Apples 4 The Teacher: Poetry


http://www.apples4theteacher.com/holidays/fathers-day/poems-rhymes/


DLTK Poems, Songs and Quotes


http://www.dltk-holidays.com/dad/songs/index.htm


Activity Village: Fathers Day Jokes


http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/jokes_for_fathers_day.htm


Activity Village: Father’s Day Poems


http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/fathers_day_poems.htm


ABC Teach:  Fathers Day Acrostic Poem


http://www.abcteach.com/free/a/acrostic_father_upperelem.pdf


 




Father’s Day Recipes


Kaboose: Fathers Day Recipes


http://recipes.kaboose.com/holidays/fathers-day-recipes/fathers-day-recipes.html


DLTK: Fathers Day Recipes


http://www.dltk-kids.com/recipesdb/viewbycourse.asp?cid=55


Bakerrela:  Fast Food Fun


http://www.bakerella.com/fast-food-fun/


Martha Stewart Fathers Day Recipes


http://www.marthastewart.com/photogallery/fathers-day-food


 


Fathers Day Clipart


http://justsomethingimade.com/2010/06/funky-father%E2%80%99s-day-clip-art/


 



Crafts , Activities, and Homemade Gifts


41 Ways to Make Every Day Father’s Day


http://www.teachinghome.com/newsletters/newsletter279.cfm


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


http://crafts.kaboose.com/painted-hammer.html


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.


http://crafts.kaboose.com/trophy-for-dad.html


Fathers Day Banner Craft


http://www.activitiesforkids.com/holiday/fbanner.htm


Family Fun: King For The Day Crown


http://familyfun.go.com/printables/fathers-day-printables/fathers-day-crown-900639/


DLTK: Fathers Day Crafts


http://www.dltk-holidays.com/dad/crafts.html


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


http://www.apples4theteacher.com/holidays/fathers-day/


Making Friends:  Crafts For Dad


http://www.makingfriends.com/dad.htm


Greatest Dad Award


http://www.billybear4kids.com/holidays/father/dadcert.htm


Fathers Day Coloring Pages with Grandpa


http://www.dltk-kids.com/crafts/grandparents/mgrandpaposter.htm


DLTK Fathers Day Cards


http://www.dltk-holidays.com/dad/cards.html


Activity Village: Coloring Pages


http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/fathers_day_colouring.htm


Activity Village: Crafts


http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/fathers_day_crafts.htm


Frugal Family Fun Blog: Car Wash Kit


http://www.frugalfamilyfunblog.com/2011/06/fathers-day-gift-daddys-car-wash-kit.html


Fathers Day Super Hero Gift


http://alphamom.com/family-fun/holidays/diy-fathers-day-gift-superhero-craft/


Martha Stewart: Fathers Day Frame


http://www.marthastewart.com/266139/fathers-day-cutout-frame


Martha Stewart has at least 394 Fathers Day Ideas


http://www.marthastewart.com/search/apachesolr_search/Fathers%20Day



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:



HAPPY FATHER’S DAY

We love you!!! 


 


 


 


 

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