Father’s Day, held in the UK on the third Sunday in June, is the day when you can show Dads just how much you love them! Father’s Day is celebrated from Europe to the US, from Russia to Thailand and although the date varies from country to country, the message of appreciation of Fathers remains the same.
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Here are 7 ideas for traditional things that you and the kids can do for Dad to show your appreciation.
All of them are very cheap to do, many can be done with things you already have around th house and some of them are free!
The making-the-card aspect is very important here, the more bizarre the spelling and the more idiosyncratic the artwork the betterI think than any bought card, no matter how beautiful, is never as special as a homemade one.
It can also give a fascinating insight into what your children think is important – or think is important to you!
Best of all it can be made from whatever you have around the house, so even just paper and pencils, or use any craft supplies you have to hand. They could also use a printable card and colour it themselves.
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Again, the homemade aspect is the most important thing. There are some super ideas for gifts to make for Father’s Day at KinderArt.
For more ideas on crafts and other things to do for Father's Day, why not visit our Father's Day Kids Activities Pinterest board.
Now, I know that the kids will be desperately keen to present Dad with their handiwork after all that card making and present crafting, but gently remind them that as it is Father’s Day, he may not want to be woken up at 6am.
Of course for some Dads, a weekend lie-in won’t be a novelty...........
A traditional treat, just remember once again not to make it too early!
Very frugal, as long as Dad was going to eat breakfast anyway.
Image Credit:Tim Mossholder
OK this one could be free, if he likes to go for a walk..
If he would prefer something else Does he prefer to be taken out for a meal (you’ll need to book early for that one) or is there somewhere he would like to visit – a garden, the beach, a theme park or maybe to see a show? You’ll know if he prefers a surprise or likes to know ahead of time what’s going on.
Make a day of it for all the family.
If the restaurants are all booked up, cook him a special meal. If you need some ideas for what to make here are some favourite ideas.
The best gift of all, and completely free.
Don’t just save it for Father’s Day!
For more ideas on things to do for Father's Day, why not visit our Father's Day Kids Activities Pinterest board.
About The Author: Jacqui O'Brien is the editor of eParenting.