Thursday, June 11, 2015

Get Jump Start on Father's Day

Father’s Day is June 21st. While you may have a plan in mind for your Father’s Day activities, think about the start to Dad’s special day. Do you make a special breakfast? Shower him with gifts? This year, help your kids show Dad how much he means to them with a special start to the day.

Breakfast in Bed
Just like Moms do on Mother’s Day, Dad appreciates a nice breakfast in bed- with a few small adjustments; Mom likes flowers and chocolate, but Dad would probably prefer bacon and black coffee. Get your kids involved by letting them help cook, or decorating a special place mat for the meal. Making Dad his own breakfast in bed is sure to be a big hit. After all, the best way to a man’s heart is through his stomach!

Make Dad a Card
There are a hundred different ideas for Father’s Day cards to choose from. One option is to wish Dad a “Fishing” You a Happy Father’s Day Card.

What you will need:
  • construction paper
  • colored tissue paper
  • scissors
  • crayons or markers
  • glue

Use one rectangle piece of construction paper to be the base of the card. Depending on your child’s age, you can either fold the card in half, or just use the front of the paper for the card. On the front, draw the basic outline of a fish attached to a hook and fishing pole. Cut pieces of tissue paper in small shapes to use as fish scales; you can use squares, eye-drops, circles or any shape you like. Have your child glue the “scales” onto the fish. Draw an eye on your fish, or glue on a googley eye. Write on the front of the card “Fishing” You a Happy Father’s Day. The inside of the card is up to you; write Dad a special message, have your child sign their name, or add more fish on the inside.

Finger Paint Fun
Besides a card, there are a few different crafts you can try with finger paint to make a one-of-a-kind craft for Dad. Paint the entire hand, or just a few fingers to create some fun monsters. You and your child can make trees, hearts, animals, or just finger paint a picture for Dad. If your child is still small, try a “You are My Sunshine” sign for dad to hang up at home or in his office. Using a canvas board, paint the circle of the sun in the corner, then use your child’s footprints as the rays of the sun. Add your custom gift to his bedside breakfast tray.

Dad works hard for his family all year round. Father’s Day is the one day a year to really show dad how much you and your family care; whether with a crafty gift, a hearty meal, or a homemade keepsake. Get a little creative with your gift this year, and give the man in your life the best start to Father’s Day he could ever want.

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