Father’s Day Activities

“Father’s Day Activities,” Friend, June 1992, 39

Father’s Day Activities

Time Capsule

For a Father’s Day activity, put together a time capsule. Make a list of suggested items to put in. It might include:

List of your favorite foods

Picture of yourself or family

List of favorite shows

List of favorite family activities or hobbies

Names of best friends, teachers, or baby-sitters

Titles of favorite books

Mementos of special events

Your favorite scripture or scripture story and why it is important to you

Newspaper headlines or clippings that mean something special to you

List of personal or family goals

Something funny that happened to you

Pictures of family pets

Drawing of something special you’ve done recently

Small toy, special rock, seashell, etc., that you like

List of favorite school subjects

Find a box with a lid to put all of the items in. During the activity, have each person in the family talk about the items he is putting into the box. When all of the items are in the box, put the lid on it and tape it shut. On the outside, write the date on which it was sealed and the date it is to be opened, then store the box somewhere. Remember that all the things put into the time capsule will be sealed up until the time your family decides the box should be opened. You might want to do this activity once every year, opening last year’s box, then filling a new box.


To make a set of bookends for your father or someone else special, you will need: 2 empty, rinsed, and dried half-gallon (2 liter) milk or juice cartons; scissors; glue; construction paper or contact paper; old magazines you may cut up; and pebbles.

  1. Cut off the bottom 4″ (10 cm) of each carton. Discard the top portion.

  2. Cut construction paper or contact paper to fit the sides of the cartons. Glue or stick in place. Let dry.

  3. Cut out pictures of animals, cars, scenery, sports, or other things of interest to your father from the old magazines. Glue the pictures onto the front or all sides of each bookend. Fill with pebbles.

Illustrated by Dick Brown