Father’s Day is a wonderful time for Montessori students to show their appreciation for all of the father figures in their lives. This can include fathers, stepfathers, grandfathers, godfathers, and uncles. Children might want to discuss why fathers are important and special. You may also want to have a discussion about the prominent males in a child’s life and famous fathers from history. Montessori teachers can help their students prepare gifts and plans for celebrating before summer break.
Celebrating Father’s Day With Montessori Classroom and Family ActivitiesWays to Celebrate Father’s Day
Enchanted Learning: Father's Day Crafts and Activities. Have a family meeting (without Dad) to brainstorm ideas for how to make Father’s Day special.
Barbeques and breakfasts are two popular ways to celebrate Father’s Day. Below is a recipe for stuffed French toast that children can help prepare. It’s a little messy and very tasty! This recipe is from Linden Manor Bed and Breakfast in Nashville, TN. Why not have a B&B weekend at home for Dad?
Linden French Stuffed Toast
What You Need:
- 1 8-ounce package cream cheese
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 12 slices 1/2 inch French bread
- 4 eggs beaten
- 3/4 cup cream
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 12 ounce jar apricot jam (or a fruit flavor of your choice)
- 1/2 cup orange juice
- Sliced bananas
- Combine the cream cheese, walnuts and vanilla. Spread on 6 slices of bread to form sandwiches.
- Combine the eggs, cream, and vanilla. Dip each sandwich into egg mixture.
- Coat griddle with butter and grill sandwich each side on griddle until golden brown.
- Combine the jam with orange juice, heat on stove until it simmers.
- Garnish the top of French toast with banana or other fruit slices. Serve apricot sauce over all. Serve with eggs and/or bacon.
Every father would enjoy being read to by his child. A child could write and create their own book/story to read to Dad, or read one of the following themed selections.
- Day Out With Daddy, by Stephen Cook
- The Summer My Father Was Ten, by Pat Brisson and Andrea Shine
- My Father's Boat, by Sherry Garland
- Bryanna and the Sand, by Jeffrey Yosick and Phyllis Stewart
- Ramona and Her Father, by Beverly Cleary
- Fathers, Mothers, Sisters, Brothers: A Collection of Family Poems, by Mary Ann Hoberman and Marylin Hafner
- Father's Day (Holidays, Festivals, & Celebrations), by Ann Heinrichs and R. W. Alley
- A Perfect Father's Day, by Eve Bunting and Susan Meddaugh
- Father's Day (Circle the Year With Holidays), by Laura Alden and Linda Hohag
- What Is Father's Day? by Harriet Ziefert and Claire Schumacher
- A Father's Day Thank You, by Janet Nolan and Kathi Ember
- Celebrating Father's Day: Father's Day Is for Special People, by Donna Marriott and Keiko Motoyama
- Father's Day, by Anne Rockwell and Lizzy Rockwell
- Celebrating Father's Day with Montessori Classroom Activities
- Montessori Curriculum Ideas for Father’s Day Activities
© North American Montessori Center - originally posted in its entirety at Montessori Teacher Training on Monday, June 15, 2009.