Father’s Day Card: Drawing Dad & Me




Make your Father’s Day drawing lesson extra special when students draw themselves with their dad or another father figure! You can make a card or just a picture. Don’t be nervous about having kids draw a portrait. The step-by-step instructions and starting template will ensure kids are off to a great start. 

There are many hair choices to fit different ethnicities and cultures and options for drawing special men other than fathers.  


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What You Get

  • Teacher instructions (6 pages)
  • Steps to Draw Men (1 page)
  • Steps to Draw Me (Student) (1 page)
  • Eyes & Mouth (1 page)
  • Drawing Men’s Hair (6 pages)
  • Drawing Kid’s Hair (4 pages)
  • Head Coverings (1 page)
  • Samples – Men with Shirts (1 page)
  • Full Page Drawing Templates (6 pages)
  • Half Page Drawing Templates (6 pages)
  • Blank Frames – 2 sizes (2 pages)
  • Happy Father’s Day Coloring Pages – 2 sizes (4 pages)
  • Writing Pages – 2 sizes (2 pages)

>>>>  This makes a total of 41 pages!


Expressive Monkey’s directed drawing approach will give your students practice following instructions without resulting in cookie-cutter-looking projects. Instead, students will uniquely design each portrait through the many choices offered for eyes, hair, clothes, etc. 

Students can use the directed drawing page (Step to Draw Dad) to practice following instructions, or you could use them to make a directed drawing of a man’s face with your students.  

Once they draw the face, they can add their hairstyle (using the Steps to Draw Hair page) and shirt designs. They will also have a directed drawing page to add a self-portrait to the picture. There are 4 pages of hair ideas for long, short, medium, braids & curly hair.

The finished art can be mounted on construction paper and used as a Father’s Day gift (glue the writing page to the back). Another option is to fold a larger piece of construction paper in 1/2, use the portrait on the cover, and the writing page inside the card. Students will write about what is special about their dad or another father figure on the writing page.

I’ve also made 2 different “Happy Father’s Day” designs that you can use as either the front or inside of the card. 

So, teachers, you can use this resource in many ways to make an unforgettable Father’s Day gift or card.




This was so cute, easy and fun to make with my class.  I like how they break it down into little steps, this make it easy to draw whole group.  The pictures turned out great!

~ Jodi W.



My class loved creating these for their important males for Father’s Day.  Great feedback from those important males as well.

~ Christie J.



We made these portraits for Fathers Day! They came amazing!  Everyone could

Not believe that my Kindergarteners did these so beautifully.

~ Rosalie M.



Easily download this PDF file with a link that is automatically emailed to you immediately after your purchase and you can begin using this lesson right away!



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