Fathers Day

Story of Origin, Facts and Jokes



On Fathers Day, you can read this story to your preschool kids:

Mrs. Dodd's was sitting in church one day listening to a Mother's Day sermon. She thought of her mum who had died giving birth to her sixth child. Oh, how she missed her mum. Then she thought of her dad who struggled single-handedly, to raise her and her 5 other siblings. She thought her dad was the Number One Dad in the whole wide world. Suddenly an idea came to mind:
"If we can celebrate Mothers Day, we can celebrate Fathers Day too".

So on her dad's birthday June 19, 1910 - that was a century ago - wow! 100 years ago, Mrs Dodd celebrated her dad's birthday and instead of saying "Happy Birthday" she said, "Happy Fathers Day".

Many who came to the party liked the idea and started to remember not only Mrs Dodd's dad but also other good dads on that special Father's Day. However, that special day for fathers took a long time to become popular. It was not until President Nixon of America who finally confirmed the 3rd Sunday of June as a national observance day of Father's Day in 1972 - about ___ years ago.(Fill in the blank). From then on, every 3rd Sunday of June was marked on the calendar as Father's Day.

The flowers for decorations on Father's Day are white and red roses. The white rose commemorated gratitude for a father who had died, and a red rose expressed thankfulness to one who was living.

Some kids don't have a Dad to celebrate this special day with. But there's a God whom you can call Heavenly Father. He loves and cares for all the little children. Those fatherless kids can still celebrate Father's Day and know that they are loved and cared for.

Some other kids have more then one person they call Dad. Their moms married again and they have 2 dads. So they can choose to celebrate Fathers Day twice.


Facts about Fathers Day

  • It is a special day for all children to say, "I love you daddy!"

  • It falls on the third Sunday in June

  • The first Fathers Day was celebrated on June 19, 1910 in Washington, USA

  • The lady who started the idea was Mrs Sonora Smart Dodd

  • In 1972, President Richard Nixon established Father's Day as a day of national observance.

  • The most common gift on Father's Day is the necktie

  • The flowers used are white and red roses - white for the deceased father and red for those who are still living.

Jokes on Fathers

Father's snore

Do fathers always snore? No, only when they are asleep.

Who's the Head?

Dad said, "You listen to me, son, I am the head of the house". Son said, "You're right. But mum is the neck who turns that head"

You're the Boss?

While having their evening dinner together, a little girl looked up at her father and asked, "Daddy, you're the boss in our family, right?" The father was very pleased to hear it and confidently replied, "Yes my little princess." The girl then continued, "That's because mommy put you in charge, right?"

The Little Dead Bird

A boy pointed to a dead bird and asked his father "Dad, what happened?" The dad coolly replied "Oh this? He just died and went to Heaven," The little boy thought for a moment and then said, "Oh My, Did God throw him back down?"

Car please?

A son asked his dad for the use of his car. Dad said "You can use the car if you get a hair cut. Your hair is too long." The boy said, "But even Jesus had long hair". Then dad said, "Oh you are so right. And Jesus walked everywhere he went. So you don't need the car too."

Dad and son car ride

Dad sat at the back of the driver's seat at his son's first driving experience. "Why do you sit at the back of me? Don't you want to see how I drive?" asked the son. Dad said, "Well, I want to do what you did to me for the past 16 years - kick the driver's seat".

Glass of Water Please-1

A small boy came up to his dad and meekly said "Daddy, Daddy, can I have another glass of water please?" The dad replied "But I've given you 10 glasses of water already son. Go to bed.!" The little boy then said, "Oh yes daddy, but the bedroom is still on fire!"

Glass of Water Please-2

Three times a small boy asked the father: "Da...aad, can you bring me a glass of water ?" Dad replied, "Nope you had your chance before lights out for bed". Annoyed dad said, "If you ask again, I'll have to spank you." Five minutes later, the small voice came through the door, "Da..aad, when you come to spank me, will you bring me a glass of water?"


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