Special ways to celebrate Fatherís Day
The third Sunday in June is a special day that is set aside to honor our fathers and the other special men (stepfathers, grandfathers, uncles, brothers, etc.) in our lives. You have probably heard the...
The third Sunday in June is a special day that is set aside to honor our fathers and the other special men (stepfathers, grandfathers, uncles, brothers, etc.) in our lives. You have probably heard the saying ďThe way to a manís heart is through his stomach.Ē This Fatherís Day you can make that saying come true. Plan a barbecue and make and bottle some homemade barbecue sauce for dad. (Go to www.kidssoup.com for instructions) Invite family as well as friends who are close to your dad or just let it be you and your dad. For dessert, set up an ice cream sundae bar. No dessert could be simpler than the ice cream sundaeóa scoop of ice cream, a sweet topping, a dollop of whipped cream, and a cherry at the top. Provide a variety of flavors of ice cream (make sure that Dadís favorite flavor is there) and toppings (crushed cookies, small candies, sprinkles, nuts, crumbled candy bars fruit toppings, hot fudge, caramel topping, chocolate syrup, whipped cream, and maraschino cherries).
Things to Do with Dad
With children, make a list of things that they can do with their dads or other special men in their lives (fly a kite, plant a vegetable garden, lie underneath the stars, build a birdhouse, play catch, make popcorn and watch a favorite video, pack a picnic, go for a bike ride, read a book or spend time on the computer together, etc.).
Take a walk and pick up as many neat treasures as you can find while you are walking (like bottle caps and bits of wire). Make a picture with your findings and add some glue. Place it inside a frame with no glass.
Fatherís Day Cards
If youíre having some trouble choosing a card, why not make one yourself? A handmade card or note from the heart speaks more of your feelings than the store bought variety.†We have several card patterns from which to choose on our site.
Fatherís Day Coupons
Make a book of tickets that Dad can redeem for things like ďOne board game with meĒ or ďOne free hug.Ē For a special presentation, wrap them up in a small box and tie with ribbon or yarn.
Have a Games Day. Get together with a few other people and play games.†Each person brings a favorite board game to share or picks an outdoor game everyone can have fun with like soccer or croquet.†
Crown Dad King for the Day
Have children make Dad a crown. Get a big sheet of paper and draw a crown shape. Decorate it with glitter, yarn, ribbon, pom-poms, fancy buttons, sequins, or whatever you have on hand and staple it together.
To find other easy-to-make Fatherís Day crafts and gift ideas, poems and quotes visit www.Fathersdaycraftbox.com
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Jolanda Garcia is a former teacher and educational content designer. Her goal is to provide parents and teachers with quality resources to promote their children's development and creativity. Visit her websites at:† Preschool activities and crafts and Father's Day gift ideas.