Father’s Day is round the corner. I am sure that all the card shops have already begun to brim with cards for the dads. In the USA it is celebrated on the third Sunday of June. This year come 17th June and it will be the day to celebrate paternal ties. It’s good that this day exists. Not often do we tell this man who is so important in our lives how much we care for him. He contributes a lot in the growth and development of a child. So it’s nice that we celebrate this contribution of his.
“So what do you want to give your dad?”, I ask my little one. She thinks for a moment and replies, “a hug”! Truly, what can we give them? They are always most pleased with a child’s hug and a kiss. Nevertheless here are some cute ideas.
Father’s Day Gift Ideas
This might take a few days to do but I am certain it will be worth all the effort. Get all the favourite ‘kid and father’ pictures.
Put one on each page and write something about it. Get your kid to doodle on the pages a little for the extra personal touch.
Innumerable pens, pencils and markers stuffed inside the drawers all over the hose. That’s what I can see at my home. This gave me the idea of creating a home made pen stand for the father.
Take a plastic or stainless steel container. It could well be a used one like a food container. Add some fevicol to different coloured paint and ask your kid to paint the container with it. Then decorate it with stickers, shells, glitter etc.
I love collecting pebbles. The best ones I collected from Kashmir. They are colourful, have a variety of shapes and very smooth to the touch. I looked at one large one and thought. We could make something out of this for daddy dearest. Given that my daughter loves painting, she loved the idea too.
Take a fairly large pebble, preferably an oval one (you could collect yours from a house pathway, garden etc). Paint it such that it looks like, say, a hedgehog. Or even a bird. What a sweet way of keeping all his papers from flying away. Right kiddo?
Take a transparent plastic lid of a container. On the inside of it stick the picture of father and child(ren). Cover it with cardboard.
Take some plasticine and make a fairly large blob out of it. Insert the frame into it so that it stands straight. I am sure daddy will love it. He might just even keep it on his work station at office.
Blow up a cute ‘father and child’ picture and stick it on a hard cardboard. Then cut it into small pieces. Put all the pieces into a box and gift wrap it. I am sure daddy will love solving this puzzle with his little one.
Before I end I had to add this small note for my dad. When I was a child there have been moments when I have fought with him. Moments when I have shown disrespect. Moments when I have told him that I will not do my homework and have hurt him. I am deeply sorry for all those moments. I know he loves me. I just want him to know that I love him too.