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30+ Easy Father’s Day Activities for Toddlers

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What can a toddler do for Father’s Day?

Father’s Day is just around the corner. And your little one is actually old enough to participate.

So, how do you celebrate Father’s Day with a toddler? Check out all the fun Father’s Day activities for toddlers for some cute craft ideas and homemade cards.

Spend some time with your little one to show dad how special he is to your family and why you appreciate all he does!

We even have great gift ideas for grandpas and the other father figures in your life.

Get started on these Father’s Day activities today, so you can have them ready for dad’s special day.

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What are some Father’s Day activities?

There are so many great ideas for what toddlers can make for dad on Father’s Day.

The best thing is that it is easy for them (and you). Anything that your toddler has put a bit of time into is something dad will absolutely adore.

But if you want to go a step further, an item that dad can actually use is something he will keep for quite some time and your little one will light up when they see dad using it!

Check out the ideas below for the best Father’s Day activities for your toddler.

Father’s Day Activities for Toddlers: Cards

One of the easiest Father’s Day activities for toddlers is making a special card for dad. Here are some of the best ideas for homemade cards that also make perfect last-minute Father’s Day ideas.

DIY Father’s Day Card

A Mum to Mum has a cute, personalized Father’s Day card that includes drawings of dad and fun activities about dad. It’s a great way to celebrate his special day.

DIY Father's Day card

Coloring Card

Have your little one color this cute card for dad from The Craft at Home Family. It’s a sweet keepsake that will make dad smile.

Father's Day coloring card

World’s #1 Dad Card

This world card from One Simple Party is great for any dad but even better for a well-traveled dad. Check out the map coasters below for an extra special gift idea to go along with this card.

world's #1 dad card

Monster Cards

These cards from Homan at Home hide a special surprise for dad. Use a favorite picture of the child for a great gift dad loves.

green and purple monster cards

Baseball Glove Card

This homemade card from The Soccer Mom Blog is a creative way to show dad how much you care.

baseball glove card

Teddy Bear Card

Use your favorite pictures of your child with this card from The Soccer Mom Blog.

teddy bear cards

Dinosaur Card

Here’s another cute card from The Soccer Mom Blog that offers the perfect pun dad will enjoy.

dinosaur card

Shaving Cream Card

For a very unique Father’s Day gift, try this easy DIY card from The Craft at Home Family. With shaving cream and food dye, your kids can add their own personal touch to mark this very special occasion.

shaving cream shirt and tie card

Marble Run Card

Little Ladoo has a great last-minute card idea perfect for younger kids. It’s a better way to allow them to paint that keeps them mostly mess-free.

marble run "I love you Daddy" card

Father’s Day Activities for Toddlers: Handprint Crafts

Handprint art makes for easy Father’s Day crafts. Those little handprints are so adorable and some of these ideas are even very practical for dad.

Handprint Grill Apron

This grill apron from On My Kid’s Plate is the perfect craft for young kids. They get to make some fun handprint art and dad gets a practical gift. You can even personalize it with dad’s name.

handprint lion grill apron

Poem Printables

These poems from Simply Full of Delight make a nice Father’s Day gift for dads and grandpas.

handprint poem printable

Superhero Handprint Craft

Show dad he is your hero with this fun handprint craft from In The Playroom.

superhero handprint craft

Hands Down Craft

This simple craft from The Craft at Home Family is easy for little kids and makes such a cute gift idea.

hands down printable craft

Handprint Craft Templates

Get this printable template set of handprint and footprint crafts from Homeschool of 1. It’s a great idea to collect those hand and footprints of your little kids for a great memory dad will cherish.

set of eight handprint craft templates

Golf Footprint Gift

The Dragon Mama has a cute Father’s Day gift idea for dads who love to golf. A great gift idea from little kids and older kids, so you get a range of foot sizes.

golf footprint gift
Father's Day activities for toddlers: painting, mug, superhero craft, tie craft, baseball glove cards, handprint crafts, daddy interview, and marble run painting

Father’s Day Activities for Toddlers: Painting Activities

These Father’s Day crafts may be a little on the messy side, but your little one is sure to have fun and the result is some beautiful handmade gifts for dad. These are some very simple crafts that will turn out beautifully.

Daddy and Me Mug

This Father’s Day activity from Crafts by Amanda will require a little help from mom. But it’s sure to be one of the most thoughtful gifts dad receives.

daddy and me coffee mug


Grab this free template set from The Printables Fairy to create some cute handmade gifts for all the father figures in your little one’s life.

set of four fingerpainting printables

Fingerpaint Art

Try this Father’s Day activity from Fantabulosity. It’s a fun way for kids of all ages to show how much they love dad.

I love you Daddy canvas art

Black Glue Tie Craft

The Inspiration Edit has this cute craft template that is easy for little ones and so much fun!

set of black glue tie crafts

Father’s Day Activities for Toddlers: Special Ideas for Dad

Nothing says Happy Father’s Day like a special gift for dad. These Father’s Day gift ideas are sure to let dad know just how special he is.

Superhero Craft

Twin Cities Frugal Mom has a fun craft for toddlers that will melt dad’s heart.

superhero craft

Dad Rocks Paperweight

Finding the best rocks can be a fun family activity while spending time outdoors. To create this perfect paperweight, check out the full tutorial at Crafts by Amanda.

homemade dad rocks paperweight

DIY Rock Frame

Creating this frame from One Simple Party can be so much fun for your little one. Collect river rocks or check out your local craft supplies store to create the perfect gift.

homemade rock frame

Fishing Gift

This homemade tackle box from The Country Chic Cottage is the perfect Father’s Day gift for a fisherman father.

candy tackle box

DIY Map Coasters

This DIY Father’s Day gift from The Boondocks Blog is perfect for a dad who loves road trips. Use locations that he has visited to make this gift more personal.

homemade map coasters

Best Dad Trophy

Give dad this trophy from Easy Crafts for Kids to decorate his office and fill with his favorite treat. It’s an easy Father’s Day craft for young kids.

best dad trophy

Picture Craft

Make this perfect gift for dad’s day using a set of picture frames. Check out the full tutorial at Life and Homeschool.

set of three picture frames

Tie Craft Gift Wrap

Package any of your homemade Father’s Day gifts in this cute homemade gift bag from Mama of Minis.

tie craft gift wrap

Father’s Day Activities for Toddlers: Free Printables

From coloring pages to activity pages and even an interview about dad, these free printables will keep your toddler busy in the days leading up to Father’s Day and some even make wonderful gifts for dad.

All About Daddy Interview

Use this interview from Where the Smiles Have Been to find out what fun things your toddler has to say about dad. It’s a fun idea to ask the same questions each year to see how the answers have changed.

all about daddy interview

All About Dad Worksheets

Use these activity sheets from The Simple Homeschooler as a fun way to learn all about dad.

set of worksheets about dad

Spanish Activity Pages

Lorena & Lennox has a set of 4 Spanish activity pages where your little one can learn all about dad, have fun coloring, and test his fine motor skills, all while learning Spanish words related to Father’s Day.

Spanish activity worksheets

Coloring Pages

Crafts by Amanda has a set of 3 coloring pages that make a wonderful gift for dad.

best dad ever coloring card

Coloring Pages in Spanish

These Spanish coloring pages from Lorena & Lennox are all about grandpa. These fun activities are a great way to teach Spanish words while making a nice Father’s Day gift for grandpas.

Spanish coloring pages


There you have it: some of our favorite Father’s Day crafts and activities for toddlers. With ideas for the perfect card to helping dad enjoy his day, I hope you found something you and your toddler can spend some quality time doing together.

Let us know which Father’s Day activity your toddler enjoyed most in the comments.

Happy Father’s Day to all the great dads out there! Thank you for doing what you do.

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