Father’s Day Unit for Special Ed with digital activities | Distance Learning

Total Pages: 70 pages and 24 google slides
File Size: 13 MB




A different look at this holiday, this Father’s Day unit addresses how Father’s Day became a holiday as well as common traditions around the world.

Special effort was made to make the material rigorous but still engaging and accessible to students with autism and special learning needs.

****This unit now has digital versions of the activities. There are 24 google slides and a movie version of the book.

Suggestions for differentiation and presentation options are included.


Father’s Day Unit Includes:

  • 24 page book on Father’s Day (includes movie version)
  • Vocabulary board with 10 suggested activities
  • Circle map (includes digital version)
  • Differentiated spelling activity with 5 different “names” for Dad (includes digital version)
  • Venn diagram comparing Mother’s and Father’s Day (includes digital version)
  • Errorless writing prompt (includes digital version)
  • Father’s Day coloring booklet with cut and paste images (includes digital version)


Much of what I have learned about curriculum development is incorporated in these units. For example, do not be afraid of repetition. It is critical that students with significant disabilities get to experience material via several different presentations to be able to fully assimilate what is being taught. Also, adding visual supports to your printables and class activities helps students be able to pay more attention to the content you are presenting rather than the mechanics of what is expected. Finally, ask questions. Good questions!! Even when learning about a specific letter, we can ask students questions that will push them to think more deeply than before.

As always please take a moment to leave feedback or post any questions you may have. 

I am currently developing more units, and any feedback I get helps me make improvements in the future. Plus, it just means a lot to me.