June 13, 2017
Father’s Day is fast approaching. It is a day of celebration; celebrating fathers, fatherhood and parental bonds between a child and their dad.
Parents, nannies and child carers, all of these ideas are suitable for children and allow them to get involved.
Not only is it traditional, but it is fun for children to make. Encourage your children to have a go at designing their own Father’s Day card. Base it on your dads favourite theme or his favourite thing to do. For example, gardening, tools, cars, sports, golf or even watching TV. This is a perfect activity to do after school one day with your child’s nanny or carer.
Put your poetry skills to the test and see if your children can create a Father’s Day related poem. To add to the challenge, nannies see if you can help them make it rhyme as well.
Have a go at making your dad laugh by telling him a joke. See who can find the funniest joke or have a go at coming up with your own one.
Children have the best imaginations. Encourage your children to have a go at writing their own story all about their dad. This allows them to put their creative minds to the test to see how creative they can be.
The internet has some amazing resources/ templates that are easily accessible. For example: a newspaper template where by children are able to write up their own article about their dad. Or a ‘my dad is special because…’ template, where children can list out reasons for why their dad is special to them. These can then be given as gifts on Father’s Day making them hugely personal and a gift that dad will be able to treasure. Perfect as an activity to complete with your children or nanny children when looking for something to do or when you are stuck for a gift idea.
There are so many crafts suitable for children that are perfect for Father’s Day and are easy to make. For example: a photo frame, a top Dad certificate award, a paper tie with words telling him how much you love him, children’s hand/feet prints printed and framed. You could also add a special meaningful design to a drinks coaster, a pen pot or mug. With so many crafty things to choose from it can be hard to just choose one. See what fun you and your children can have getting creative. Nannies, you can also get involved by helping your nanny children to get creative and make something special in time for Father’s Day.
Mums, nannies and child carer’s, make sure you and your children are ready and prepared for Father’s Day this year. Have fun celebrating and spoiling him. He probably deserves it.
Written by Emily Martin for Harmony at Home Limited. All Rights Reserved, 2018