Friday, June 04, 2010

Fathers Day with Kids!

History of Fathers Day:
Click HERE to read about the History of Fathers Day -
Whether you are like Sonora Smart Dodd who was raised by her father and began father’s day or just want to let your dad know you love him and he is appreciated and great, Fathers Day is a great day to focus solely on your special patriarch.

Whether it is his 1st Father’s Day celebration or his 80th, this day should be filled with a focus on DAD.

Gift ideas for Father’s Day:
Cards are always the easiest to create for your special father from baby hand and foot prints, masterpieces created with paint, pencil or marker, special pictures printed and glued into a card to a store bought card, there are many, many ways to let your Dad know that he is loved and appreciated. Here is a shirt and tie card that you make, click HERE  Here is another shirt card but this one has sleeves, click HERE
Click HERE for an Origami Tie, cute! Also found this Fish Card if you dad is a fisherman, click HERE

Coupon Books – This is a really cool idea for older children. They can make a coupon book for things that their Dad will really like and appreciate and can redeem whenever he wants.

Poems - Make a special poem out of your Dads name or the word Dad or Father. Use each letter in the name and come up with one fabulous word to describe your father for each letter. We provided some poems and quotes down at the bottom of this post for you to use as well.
                                                            D ad
                                                            A wesome
                                                            D elightful

Gift Cards or Gifts – You can purchase a gift card for his favorite store. You can place the gift or gift card in this adorable Shirt and Tie gift bag. Click HERE for step by step directions. You can make the tie in any pattern that suits your dad. With all the great Scrapbooking Paper out there you are sure to find one that is his favorite sport or hobby etc.  Here is another adorable Father’s Day gift card holder that you can make, click HERE

Post-it Note Holder – This is created with craft sticks.  Click HERE for the directions on this craft.

Family Magnets – Made with Flat Backed Clear Marbles, photos, magnets and glue.  Click HERE for directions on this craft.

Picture Frames – There are endless possibilities on creating frame and to include your favorite picture of you and dad. Think of his favorite sport or hobby. You can glue almost anything to an existing picture frame. You can also use your favorite online digital photo printing store like Snapfish and Shutterfly.

Smallest Tool Box – this is too cute!!!! Made from used Altoids mint containers, click HERE 

DIY Gifts for teens – Check out these incredible cool ideas from Popular Mechanics. Some items include how to create a Solar Paneled Lawn Mower and Wooden Minnow Plug Bait, click HERE

Food for Father’s Day:
Favorites – Make him whatever his favorite foods are. You can also make him breakfast in bed too! You can choose his favorite sport team or sport and decorate a cake or cupcakes with that logo or theme. For fathers who have desk jobs there is always the rectangle sheet cake you can make into a shirt by adding an icing collar and tie. Click HERE for directions on how to make this cute Lawnmower Cupcake!

Oh look at these detailed tool cookies we found!

Themes for Father’s Day:
Focus on what your particular Dad likes and go with it. But most important, let your Dad know that he is your Dad and he is appreciated, loved and you are happy that he is your Dad.

Poems to use:

Father's Day Poem for New Dads (Courtesy of Poems for Free)

Though New At Fatherhood

Though new at fatherhood, you're surely not
A novice at the art of giving love.
With quiet tact, you find the perfect spot
Among the needs of those whose hearts you move.
I never feel you slight me, even though
At times your time for me of need is slight.
Though working long and hard, you seem to know
Just how to make our son feel loved each night.
These gifts you give I know cannot come easy,
Although they seem to flow so easily.
You have a lovely air that's light and breezy,
That says: I get from you more than you see.
And so I am in awe of what you do;
You love so well that I love you well, too.

A Father's Day Poem for Grandpas (Courtesy of Poems for Free)

Grandfathers Are Fathers Who Are Grand

Grandfathers are fathers who are grand,
Restoring the sense that our most precious things
Are those that do not change much over time.
No love of childhood is more sublime,
Demanding little, giving on demand,
Far more inclined than most to grant the wings
Allowing us to reach enchanted lands.
Though grandfathers must serve as second fathers,
Helping out with young and restless hearts,
Each has all the patience wisdom brings,
Remembering our passions more than others,
Soothing us with old and well-honed arts.

A Father's Day Poem for Grandpas (Courtesy of Poems for Free)

Children Need a Daddy

Children need a Daddy
For many, many things:
Like holding them high off the ground
Where the sunlight sings!
Like being the deep music
That tells them all is right
When they awaken frantic with
The terrors of the night.
Like being the great mountain
That rises in their hearts
And shows them how they might get home
When all else falls apart.
Like giving them the love
That is their sea and air,
So diving deep or soaring high
They'll always find him there.

Encouraging Father's Day Quotes

"Father! - to God himself we cannot give a holier name." ~William Wordsworth

"It is a wise father that knows his own child." ~ William Shakespeare

"Any man can be a father. It takes someone special to be a dad." ~ Author Unknown

"A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty." ~Author Unknown

"I talk and talk and talk, and I haven't taught people in 50 years what my father taught by example in one week." ~Mario Cuomo

"The greatest gift I ever had Came from God; I call him Dad!" ~Author Unknown

Funny Father's Day Quotes

"A father carries pictures where his money used to be." ~Author Unknown

"It would seem that something which means poverty, disorder and violence every single day should be avoided entirely, but the desire to beget children is a natural urge." ~Phyllis Diller

"Spread the diaper in the position of the diamond with you at bat. Then fold second base down to home and set the baby on the pitcher's mound. Put first base and third together, bring up home plate and pin the three together. Of course, in case of rain, you gotta call the game and start all over again." ~Jimmy Piersal, on how to diaper a baby, 1968

"When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years." ~ Mark Twain

"Fatherhood is pretending the present you love most is soap-on-a-rope." ~Bill Cosby

"Being a great father is like shaving. No matter how good you shaved today, you have to do it again tomorrow." ~Reed Markham

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