What are you giving Dad for Father's Day this year? Looking for
something more interesting than socks, golf balls, or a shirt? You
can give him one share in his favorite company. It could be
Harley-Davidson, McDonald's, DreamWorks or even Microsoft.
Families have their own traditions for Father's Day. In many
families, the children will prepare breakfast in bed for Dad. Other
families will encourage Dad to spend the day golfing with his own
father. Often the children will buy or make a gift for Dad. It really doesn't matter how you celebrate
Father's Day, just
do something to make your Father feel special.
Homemade Card - A handmade card or note from the heart speaks more of your feelings than the store bought variety.
Home cooking or baking - What's Dad's favorite food or
meal? This day is a great opportunity to get the kids involved in
learning how to make family favorites. This tradition keeps recipes
alive through the generations. Surprise him with something new like Cupcake
Take Dad out for Dinner - Find out what type of food
Dad likes, and take him out for dinner. Did you know that some
expensive restaurants have lunch menus that are more affordable?
Create a 'This is your life' Book - interview
people who knew your Dad as a child (his mother, brothers, sisters,
cousins) and ask them about stories from your Dad's childhood. It's a great way to learn more about your roots, and create a story
album of your Dad's memories. Try to find photos or pictures of
the places in the stories.
Have a Games Day - Get together with a few other
families and play games. Each family could choose their favorite
board game to share, or pick an outdoor game everyone can have fun
with like soccer or croquet. Plan a treasure
hunt with his Father's Day present at the end of the
Find out Dad's favorite place and plan a day trip
- It could be a local beach, park, or even a sporting event.
Have the kids make him a hat. All you do is get a big sheet of paper, decorate it anyway you like, fold it like a cone and staple. This is
not a hat he would wear everyday, but one he can save and wear on occasion.
Gift Certificates - Make book of tickets that Dad
can redeem for things he wants. Ideas include cleaning the
garage, mowing the lawn, the last dish of ice cream, back rubs, or
even a day to go play golf.
Make a book for dad by drawing the pictures and by writing in it.
Making a book about some one they love can be very special to both of them!
(This idea is from 10 year old Elena)
Remember, it's not the price or quality of the stuff you give him or prepare for him, but it's the love, care and respect you attach with them, makes him the happiest.
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