6 Free Father’s Day Gift Ideas for Kids
Parents deserve a pat on the back for the countless things that they do for their children on a daily basis. We especially praise the parents amongst the virtual school community for not only being loving moms and dads, but also for serving as supportive Learning Coaches.
A parent holiday, such as the upcoming Father’s Day holiday, is a great opportunity for sons and daughters to show their parents appreciation. Since kids might not be able to purchase a gift on their own, we have some other ways that they can say thank you on Father’s Day!
Write a letter.
It can be tough for anyone to verbally express their feelings, but it might be even more difficult for children who are still learning about their emotions. Instead, children can express themselves by writing a special letter to Dad. He will be able to keep the letter forever and reread it as much as he would like. And it doesn’t have to be a formal letter. Kids of all ages can list all of the reasons why they love and appreciate their father. Dad will treasure this sweet gesture!
Make a craft.
You can never go wrong with a homemade craft! Gifts tend to be more meaningful when they’re handmade rather than store-bought. If the student isn’t very crafty, Mom can provide some assistance and reassure the child that the gift doesn’t have to be anything too complicated. Even if it’s a simple drawing, it will be more than enough if it makes Dad smile.
Offer to help with chores.
Household chores can become tiresome, especially after a long week at work. To give their dad a break, students can offer to help him out with tasks such as taking out the trash, making dinner, and going to the store. This will not only take some responsibility off of Dad, but it will also give kids an opportunity to bond with him.
Put together a memory board.
As time passes by, pictures can help reacquaint us with the past. What better way for kids to take their dad down memory lane than to assemble a memory board filled with special pictures of the two of them? Dad can hang the memory board in his office or room and be reminded of the memories every day! Students can make it a tradition by putting together a new collage each year so their father can have a keepsake of memories.
Make his favorite meal or dessert.
The way to Dad’s heart is often through his belly. Moms can help the child prepare his favorite meal or dessert and surprise him with the finished product, or organize a barbeque using his favorite grilling recipe. Dad will enjoy the meal even more when knowing it was made by his son or daughter. This is also a great way for kids to practice some math skills as they measure ingredients.
Plan a fun outing.
Since kids don’t always get alone time with their mom or dad, Father’s Day is the perfect chance for them to spend a whole day with just Dad! Children can plan some fun activities for the day such as taking a bike ride, watching a movie, getting ice cream, playing a board game, or going to a baseball game. It will undoubtedly be a memorable day, and much more significant than a formal gift.
Children can make Dad feel special on Father’s Day without even leaving the house or spending any money! What are some ways your child thanks Dad on Father’s Day? Share with us in the comments.