Because so many schools close in May or early June, Father’s Day gifts and projects often get overlooked. And it is definitely easy for this to happen with all the end of the year craziness. This post will share a digital Father’s Day gift that you can have your students make digitally and then present (at any time) to their fathers (or loving guardians).
About the Digital Father’s Day Gift
This digital Father’s Day gift idea is Google Classroom ready in Slides format.
The digital Father’s Day gift includes the following four themes for your students to choose from when creating their Top Ten lists.
- Top Ten Things I Love About You
- Top Ten Greatest Moments with You
- Top Ten Things You Do Best
- Top Ten Reasons You’re Great
In addition to the lists geared toward dads, alternative versions are included for Loving Parents, Loving Guardians, and a Father version en Espanol.
Student directions are included to make it easy for your students to select the themes they’d like to use for their digital lists. The rest of the slideshow includes numbered slides with editable text boxes in which your students can type their responses. The final page includes a special closing message for their dads and a place for them to sign their names.
Encourage students to be thorough when they write and resize the text as needed to fill the space provided on each slide. The resource is ready to use without any formatting needed, but is also easy to customize if your students want to make it their own.
When your students are finished, they have a couple of options for sharing their digital gifts with their dads. They can email a link to the presentation straight to their fathers or watch it together in presentation mode on Father’s Day. The latter option works best if they have a device at home to access it (perhaps after Dad enjoys a relaxing breakfast in bed!).
Using the Digital Father’s Day Gift: Important Tips and Reminders
- When assigning the digital Father’s Day gift project in Google Classroom, be sure to set it to make a copy for each student.
- Give the students a due date so you can be sure that their father will have a gift on Father’s Day.
- Provide students with their parents’ email addresses if they are uncertain where to send their completed projects to.
- If using Gmail, consider having your students schedule it to send on Father’s Day as a special surprise!
Get the Digital Father’s Day Freebie Here!
It will open in a PDF and you will click the links to copy the versions you need to your drive. From there, you can assign it to your students via Google Classroom.
Disclaimer: Digital activities take much longer to create and secure than printable ones. Because of this, I am unable to offer any alternatives or make any tweaks. I truly wish that I could but it is honestly not feasible for me to do so. I try to include as many versions as I can, so hopefully one of those will work. Thank for you understanding.