Father’s Day, a holiday which honors fathers worldwide, is celebrated in the United States on the third Sunday of June. This year it falls on June 16. It originated in the United States in 1910, a few years after the country began celebrating Mother’s Day. Father’s Day became an official U.S. holiday in 1972. (Information is from www.history.com/topics/fathers-day.)
ACTIVITY (From the NIE guide, “A Plan for All Seasons” from the NIE Institute) Use your newspaper to search for ways to have a special celebration for Father’s Day. Look for examples of ways that this day can be celebrated other than giving gifts. Try to come up with at least three unique ideas that your family has never tried before.
WORD SEARCH (MCT) Click here to download Father’s Day word search