When I asked the kids what they wanted to give Dad for Father's Day this year my 8-year-old daughter responded, "I know. Let's go to the orphanage and get Dad his OWN baby
so he can have someone to take care of too." Lol. Since we decided against that option we had to think of something else.
It's always a challenge to come up with the right gift because you want them to be able to make something personal from themselves, but you also want something that Dad want's. This year we came up with the perfect kids diy Father's Day gift. Candy posters. Each of my 3 girls designed their own poster, and they are at different levels depending on age.
My 4-year-old can only write letters and her name so we had to some up with something that worked for her. She actually picked out the lifesavers by herself and made it easy to come up with something.
The 6-year-old version was more fun because she was coming up with lots of sentence ideas and candy phrases. We had to edit out just a couple of weird ones that didn't make sense, but for the most part she came up with it herself. The spelling and handwriting is 100% original and un-edited, and you'll notice I let them do the taping themselves.
The 8-year-old version has a weird galaxy/star theme going on, but I like it. She also wanted to give Dad a date with her to the movies so she figured out a way to make both work. She had hers written up and planned before we even looked at candy options.
The girls had so much fun picking out the candy, thinking of fun sentences for Dad, and placing each of the candies on the posters themselves. They can't wait for Father's Day, and I love that we have something for Dad that is personal, made by his kids and yummy. Happy Father's Day Daddy!
Labels: at our home, fun things to do with my kids, holidays, letters