Monday, June 11, 2007

Father’s Day Ideas for Younger Kids

Father's Day is almost here. I know my kids are trying to think of some ideas on what to get Dad.

Here are some ideas for younger kids:

* Make a Father’s Day card using construction paper, crayons and draw dad on the front with the words “I Love You Dad!” Mom can also download the many coloring templates kids can use to glue on to construction boards to make larger 8-1/2x11 cards.

* Kids can take their teddy bears and dress them up with a hat, tie, and glasses….and place a Happy Father’s Day sign for the bear to hold.

* Kids can help you make a Father’s Day breakfast for dad and present it to him either in bed or at the kitchen table.

* Kids can help mom make gingerbread cookies and using piping to outline the facial features. It can then be glued to a piece of cardboard and the kids can decorate the cardboard with dad’s favorite things!

* The kids can present dad with a card containing a list of chores they will do for dad for a week.

* They can also make a story book using construction paper, to tell about their dad and why he is so special!

* Mom can bake dad’s favorite cake and the kids can decorate it with dad’s favorite sports games, such as baseballs, footballs, soccer, or basketball.

Kids love to draw, paint and mold. Using some clay, they can make dad a handprint and sign their names on the palms. He would certainly love that! In fact, kids also love to build things, so why not build day a special kite (with the help of mom, of course), then the entire family can enjoy this wonderful present.

Father’s Day ideas for younger kids can be achieved by asking them what they would like to make for dad; or perhaps buy for day. One thing though, he may not want any more ties! Make a Happy Father’s Day Sign using construction paper, and hang it in the kitchen or living room area. Dad will be so happy to see how much effort his children have put into making his day a special one!

2 comments:

Josh said...

Or the kids and mom could do what the dad really wants, which is to let him relax and not be bothered. I would kill for a day -- or even half of one -- where I could hole up somewhere and not be asked to do anything.

Anonymous said...

My husband had the same idea!!