Celebrate Dad with free online activities
Celebrate dad this Father's Day, with the many printable projects, activities and online games listed below. These activities are in honor of dad but are fun for the entire family.
Father's Day is a longstanding tradition that has been celebrated in the United States since the early 1900s. It is a special day set aside to remember, celebrate and honor fathers, step-fathers and the very important father figures in our lives.
The following Web sites provide online fun and games especially for dads but provide kid-safe and child-friendly entertainment for the entire family.
DLTK-Holidays Bingo Cards -- This printable project for dad is fully customizable. Choose between various board sizes and select the Father's Day theme. Choices include black and white or color cards and pictures only or words and pictures. Call out sheets and markers also available. Print on heavier card stock paper and laminate for added durability. www.dltk-cards.com/bingo/bingo1.asp
The Toy Maker Father's Day Box -- This printable project is just adorable. Print the template on color paper then cut and fold along lines. Finish by gluing ends together to create a single box. Print and make six boxes and stack in a pyramid shape to spell out the word "D-A-D". Requires Adobe Reader.
DLTK-Cards Father's Day Doorknob Hangers -- These printable projects from DLTK-Cards are fully customizable. Create a single doorknob hanger by following the prompts. Print and cut along solid line. Laminate for added strength.
KewlBox Mini Golf -- This fantastically fun online miniature golf game from KewlBox is just perfect for Dad and the entire family. Move mouse to play the course. One or two players can play. Requires Adobe Flash. How fun!
MiniClip Disc Golf Game -- Listen to the birds chirp in this fun online disc golf game. Select the disc and hold down the mouse. Drag to choose the angle and power level. To easily locate from main page, type "Disc Golf" in the search box at the top of the page. Requires Adobe Flash.
Miscellaneous Online Fun:
Crayola Father's Day Coloring Activities -- The folks at Crayola have put together 6 coloring projects in honor of Dad. Projects can be colored online or printed offline. The online projects are exceptionally fun! Requires Adobe Flash.
Activity Village Father's Day Jigsaw Puzzles-- Activity Village offers 4 downloadable puzzles for children that are just adorable. Puzzles can be played offline and different difficulty levels are available.
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