Fatherís Day Gift Ideas
By Deborah Shelton
Stumped on what to get Dad for his special day? Here are a few fun and creative ways to show him just how loved he
* Extra Special Father's Day Card
Stretch your arms out, parallel to the floor, and lay your
arms and head on a sheet of butcher paper. Let someone else trace the outline of your hands, arms and head with a
pencil. Fill in the details yourself with crayons and
markers. At the top of the paper, above your head,
write "Happy Father's Day!" At the bottom, write "I love
you thiiiiiiiiiis much!" Roll the paper and place it inside
of a cardboard paper towel tube. (It's okay if the paper
pokes out of the ends.) Decorate the tube with stickers.
* Breakfast of Champions
Help prepare Dad's all-time favorite breakfast, and serve
it to him in bed. Be sure to include orange juice, the
Sunday newspaper and your special Father's Day card!
* Movie Marathon
Rent Dad's favorite movies; have all of his favorite
munchies on hand and pile up together on the sofa for a
* A Penny for Your Thoughts
Take a leisurely stroll with Dad around the neighborhood,
and just talk. Super simple and so enjoyable.
* They're Playing Our Song
Call a local radio station and request a special song just
for your dad. "This next song goes out to Deborah's Dad--she thinks you're the greatest. Happy Father's Day!" Make
sure Dad is listening when it plays!
Give Dad what he really wants: Play quietly while he enjoys a much-deserved nap.
About the Author:
Deborah Shelton is the author of The Five Minute Parent: Fun & Fast Activities for You and Your Little Ones. Visit The Five Minute Parent for fun rainy-day activities, family links, and a free email newsletter filled with craft ideas, guest articles, contests and so much more! http://www.fiveminuteparent.com