Purchase inexpensive Koozies at your local craft, hobby, or dollar store. Write Happy Father’s Day on one side with a permanent marker. Brush tempera paint onto your child’s hand with a small paint brush and have them make a hand-print on the other side. Use a permanent marker to write your child’s name and the date below the handprint. Children can also write their names! Just be sure to supervise children closely when letting them use permanent markers. 🙂
Father’s Day Coupon Book
Brainstorm ways that your child could helpful (help organize the garage, do laundry, put toys away, weed the garden, etc.). Put each idea on a colored index card with permanent marker and then have your child decorate the card with stickers, crayons, or markers. Hole-punch the left corner of each card. When all the cards are decorated, string a nice ribbon through the holes and tie together.
Have your child look through magazines to find things that she likes to do with her father – (i.e. get ice cream, play ball, sleep in a tent, read, play games, etc.) Have your child tear or cut the pictures out with safety scissors. Glue the pictures on a piece of construction paper. Put a front cover (another piece of construction paper) on top and 3-hole punch the left side to make a booklet. String a nice ribbon or yarn through each of the holes and tie. Have your child stamp or write (assist younger children): Things I love to do with my Dad!
Make a bag of treats! ROLO PRETZELS
Needed: one small bag of miniature pretzels, Rolo candies, pecan halves.
Preheat the oven to 200 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Have your child lay pretzels out on the cookie sheet. Allow your child to unwrap the Rolo candies and put ONE Rolo on top of each pretzel. Adult ONLY: Put the cookie sheet in the oven for approx. 5 minutes (just until the candies begin to turn shiny, but have NOT melted.) Adult ONLY: Press one pecan half on top of each candy (flatten slightly) while still warm. Children can assist, but the cookie sheet will still be warm and supervision is necessary. Store the candies in a sealed container until ready to use. Put the candies in a nice bag or small gift box. Have your child make a simple card that says:
I made this little treat for YOU!
Because I want to say…
THANK YOU for the things you DO!
HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!!
Our kids love to MAKE things for their Dads! The excitement of creating something for someone so very special is amazing. Remind them to try and keep their gift a secret:).