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Father’s Day Candy Wrapper Craft for Kids

Celebrate dad on his special day with this kid-created Father’s Day craft. If dad enjoys a sweet treat (such as a chocolate bar) every once in a while, this gift is perfect. Instead of buying a generic box of chocolates or giving dad candy straight from the store, package his present in an artsy wrapper. That’s right, your kiddo can create their own individual wrapper for dad’s Father’s Day chocolate bar or candy box. This art activity is an easy way to personalize dad’s present, while helping your child to get creative and explore their imaginative side. Materials Plain construction...

Family-Fun Father’s Day Activities

How are you spending Father’s Day? Not sure yet? That’s okay. If you haven’t made holiday plans, check out these family-fun activities that everyone will enjoy! Sure, you could do the typical go to a ball game day. Or, you could try something new this year. Reading Together You don’t have to leave the house to celebrate Father’s Day. Something simple like a daddy-daughter or daddy-son reading session is entertaining, educational and allows dad and the kids to spend some quality time together. Let the kids pick the book and let dad pick the place. At-Home Olympics Head out to...

4 Father’s Day Breakfast In Bed Recipes

Start dad’s day off with a sweet surprise. That’s right, make him breakfast on Father’s Day. Okay, so kids aren’t exactly known for their culinary skills. That’s okay. These recipes are easy to make, but still pack a tasty punch that dad will adore. Smothered Pancakes Dad typically covers his pancakes with a generous coating of maple syrup. Why not try something different for Father’s Day. Instead of the traditional syrup topping, smother dad’s breakfast cakes with a layer of peanut butter (or make a PB and J sandwich with two pancakes), chocolate sauce or flavored cream cheese. Sundae Breakfast...

Father’s Day Pizza Recipe Ideas

Pizza? For Father’s Day? That’s right! Instead of taking dad out for a not-so-personal dinner, whip up your own homemade pie. Go plain or get creative with your holiday feast. What kinds of daddy’s day pizzas can your child help you make for the father of the year? A Sweet Treat Not every pizza needs to be savory. After making a traditional red sauce pizza, add pineapple chunks on top. Looking for another exotic option? Swap in a diced mango. A Meat Feat Cover the pizza with dad’s favorite meats. Go classic and add on sausage and pepperoni or try...

Father’s Day Neck Tie Kid’s Card

Celebrate Father’s Day with a kid-made card! This easy-to-make art activity is a perfect gift for that special guy, showing just how much the kids love him. Personalize the greeting with a heartfelt message and/or have your child create her own individual design. Materials: Card stock paper Scissors Markers Optional: Colored pencils or colorful chalk Instructions: Fold a piece of 8x10-inch card stock paper in half from top to bottom (when the paper is positioned vertically). Draw a tie shape onto the front of the paper, starting at the top. If your child is having trouble drawing a neck tie,...

Tips for Picking the Perfect Father’s Day Present

Not sure what Father’s Day gift to get dad on his big day? You’ve read the articles on the ’50 Best Gifts for Dad-, you’ve taken a turn (or two) around the mall and you’ve asked friends what they get for the guy in their life. Whether you’re buying a gift for your own father or helping your child buy one for his, picking the ‘just right’ present isn’t always easy. Before pointing and clicking on the first thing you see online, check out these tips for finding the perfect Father’s Day present! Consider a DIY. A handmade coffee mug...

5 Fun-filled Father’s Day Parent-Child Activities

Get some daddy-daughter or daddy-son bonding time in on Father’s Day! How? With a few fun (but, simple) activities, you can spend time with the kids and celebrate this holiday that’s all about dad. If you’re looking for a Father’s Day parent-child activity, try: A collaborative art activity. Cut out family pictures and glue together a collage, draw a father-child portrait together or sculpt a mini version of your house together. Make a memory book. Use a notebook, blank journal, sketchbook or album to create a scrapbook-style memory book. Fill it with keepsakes from activities that the two of you...

Countdown to Father’s Day

Did you know that many child development experts believe the influence of a father on his children is most critical from the ages of six to 14? Former President George W. Bush, himself a father of two, agrees. As he wrote in the 2008 Presidential Proclamation for Father’s Day. “By providing their sons and daughters with a positive example, fathers help give their children the necessary foundation they need to make wise decisions throughout their lives.” Father’s Day is a day of commemoration and celebration of Dad. It is a day to not only honor your father, but all men who have acted...