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Father's Day Fun

Fun Facts About Father's Day


The first Father’s Day celebration happened June 19, 1910, in Spokane, Washington.

The day is largely credited to Sonora Smart Dodd, who wanted to remember her dad, who looked after the family after her mother passed away.

Dodd spent that first Father’s Day delivering gifts to ill fathers in her town.

The first attempts to make Father’s Day an official holiday were unsuccessful.

In 1966, President Lyndon Johnson finally made an official proclamation that Father’s Day would be commemorated on the third Sunday of June.

In 1972, President Richard Nixon actually signed Father’s Day as a permanent national holiday, into law.

Father’s Day is the fourth-largest greeting card occasion of the year.

Father’s Day was known as the busiest year for collect phone calls (calls made from far away that you ask the person receiving the call to pay for). With cell phone usage being what it is, that’s certainly not the case today.


Fill in the Blanks


My Dad is ______________ years old.


His favorite food is _____________________________.


He is really good at _____________________________.


If he had a superpower, it would be: ___________________________________.


My favorite thing about my dad is: ____________________________________________________.