Father's Day Word Play Craft

Father's Day Word Play Craft

Have you planned a Father's Day classroom craft yet? Here is a great one that involves a little interactive word play. You can also turn it into a vocabulary lesson with the use of descriptive adjectives.

Project Instructions


  • Start by printing bold block letters spelling out "FATHER" down the middle of the page.
  • Make copies onto brightly colored paper, one for each student, to create a one-of-a-kind personal Father's Day card and gift.
  • Ask the class to brainstorm fun words that describe their dads while you write them on the board.
  • Then direct them to pick their favorite six words from the list using the "FATHER" letters printed on the paper as part of each word. For instance, the word "funny" could be used with the first letter from "FATHER". Keep in mind that the descriptive words don't need to start with the letters in "FATHER". A letter could be in the middle or end of the describing word. The word "caring" could go with the second letter "A" from "FATHER", and so on.
  • Once each student has filled in their six words, you could have them attach it to another piece of construction paper as the outer card cover to decorate.
  • Fold the card in half, and when the recipient opens it, they will see the adjectives that describe themselves through their daughter's or son's eyes.
  • play. You can also turn it into a vocabulary lesson with the use of descriptive adjectives.


Project Instructions


  • Start by printing bold block letters spelling out "FATHER" down the middle of the page.
  • Make copies onto brightly colored paper, one for each student, to create a one-of-a-kind personal Father's Day card and gift.
  • Ask the class to brainstorm fun words that describe their dads while you write them on the board.
  • Then direct them to pick their favorite six words from the list using the "FATHER" letters printed on the paper as part of each word. For instance, the word "funny" could be used with the first letter from "FATHER". Keep in mind that the descriptive words don't need to start with the letters in "FATHER". A letter could be in the middle or end of the describing word. The word "caring" could go with the second letter "A" from "FATHER", and so on.
  • Once each student has filled in their six words, you could have them attach it to another piece of construction paper as the outer card cover to decorate.
  • Fold the card in half, and when the recipient opens it, they will see the adjectives that describe themselves through their daughter's or son's eyes.


You can tailor the project how you like depending on the grade level. This exercise could also work using the word "DAD" for a younger age group. For a more advanced level, you could direct your students to create a poem around the word "FATHER" rather than adjectives. It's an interactive brainteaser, vocab lesson, classroom craft project all wrapped into one!