4. If you're not crafty raise those scissors! Mine are up, but no fear, Lakeshore is here!! Now this is a great idea and really cute. If you are still looking for a gift your child can make for dad, take them over to the Lakeshore Learning Store on Saturday June 19th, from 11:00am to 3:00pm and have them show their love for dad by creating this Father's Day Notebook Holder! A nice touch for the home or office.
5. After your child presents dad with the FREE gift they made over at Lakeshore, stop on over to your closest TCBY and dessert is on them! TCBY is celebrating their 3rd Annual Free cup or cone for Dad on Father's day! It's gonna be hot so enjoy this nice cold treat! Just make sure to call your local store before stopping by to confirm their participation in this event.
Even though we all like to shop, when it comes down to it, Father's Day isn't all about gifts. Why not show the Fathers in your life that you love and appreciate them by spending the day with them and creating memories. In a 2004 article on Parents.com, Eleven activities to do with kids on Father's Day, Armin Brott, shares a list of 11 activities you can do with the fathers and children in your life to create some memories and laughs.
My favorite were, "Make a movie of the day. If you don't have a movie camera, take a few rolls of regular film, get them developed at a one-hour photo place, and make a scrapbook".
"Do something important in the community. Volunteer at a homeless shelter. Help Habitat for Humanity build a house. Or, if the kids are older, do some work for a cause they support".
And "Write the kids a thank-you card -- not for the gifts, but just for being. After all, you wouldn't be a father without them". So True.
And probably my husband's favorite, so exactly what we'll be doing on Father's Day, that is, after his weekly Sunday softball game, "Do absolutely nothing. Spend a completely unstructured day with the kids doing exactly what they want to do. Ignore the distractions of the phone, email, bills, work, and errands, and focus completely on them. Top off the day with an ice-cream sundae".
My 5 year old son made a Father' Day gift for my husband at school today. It was a paper frame with a picture of his father that he had drawn and on the back was the cutest little poem.
For all that you do.
To teach you to play,
On this Father's Day
Happy Father's Day to all the Father's out there!