Father's Day Gift ideas

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  1. JenK26

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    Hi everyone,
    Father's Day is right around the corner. What do you all do for Father's Day Gifts? Please help! Thanks!
     
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  3. AlwaysAttend

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    I got a photobook from Groupon once that came out really well and it was easy to put together. Many websites offer them, if you have a scanner you have every picture to choose from otherwise you are limited to your digital camera photos.
     
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    Anything a little less expensive and child-made?? I'm looking for ideas too!
     
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    Go to a craft store and buy a wooden decoration and let them paint it. Or if the dad likes to read, the dollar tree had foam book marks that they could decorate.
     
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    We're painting rocks and I am writing on them,
    Dad, you rock!" Rocks are free!
     
  7. SamIAm

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    Hand pints are nice. You can do painted ones on tiles, or in plaster. One year I used a homemade clay-doh recipe to make prints in.
    This is a recipe I found online that's similar to the one I used:

    Bakeable "Salt Clay"

    Stir together:
    2 cups plain flour
    1 cup salt
    1 to 1 1/2 cups cold water
    2 tablespoons cooking oil

    Knead well until it forms a soft ball. Line a baking tray with aluminum foil, make the shapes you want, and bake in the oven at 300 degrees or until hard (about one hour). You can use food coloring to color dough before you bake it, or paint it afterwards. A finishing coat of shellac or clear acrylic will make your salt clay products last longer.


    I took the clay and put it into pie tins, had the children press their hands into the clay-doh, poked holes into the top and cooked it. After it was finished I wrote the child's name and Happy Father's Day on the back, and ran a ribbon through the holes for hanging it on..
     
  8. MrsMommy

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    For pre-K, my daughter's teacher bought plain white light-switch plates. The kids painted them and wrote I love you, Daddy! Love, ___. Father's Day 20__. I'm sure it was pretty inexpensive, but we use it/see it every day.
     
  9. Cerek

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    As a father, I can tell you any one of these projects would be a wonderful and thoughtful gift that Dad would surely appreciate.

    For me, the only "gift" I want is a big hug from my boys. Anything else is just icing on the cake.
     
  10. msaly

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    I ask the children what their dads favorite color is. I type this poem out in nice font and print on regular white paper. Glue the poem paper to their favorite color construction paper. Then I paint their foot that same color and make a footprint on the bottom of the white paper.

    Walk a little slower, Daddy
    I'm following in your footsteps
    and I don't want to fall.
    Sometimes your steps are very fast,
    Sometimes they're hard to see;
    So walk a little slower, Daddy,
    For you are leading me.
    Someday when I'm all grown up,
    You're what I want to be;
    Then I will have a little child
    Who'll want to follow me.
    And I would want to lead just right,
    And know that I was true;
    So, walk a little slower, Daddy,
    For I must follow you.

    Happy Father's Day!
    Love,
     
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    What a wonderful gift! That poem always brings a tear to my eye.
     
  12. DizneeTeachR

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    Little Giraffes is owned by this owner now and they have a lot different handprint ideas as well!!!

    I thinking giving a foot print to the dad is a great idea if you gave the mom a handprint.
     
  13. Allen Dsouza

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    Amazing kid!!

    We have our own preschool. From our preschool one kid has decided to gift a nice spectacles to his father on father's day from his own piggy bank's money.. His father's spectacles got broken. He shared this with us and we feel so proud for him. Hope all kids should think like him.
    Regards,
    -Littile Millennium
     
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    am speechless!
     
  15. TeacherSandra

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    My brother-in-law showed me what my nephew did and it was cute...the teacher had a fill-in-the-blank story.
    For example:

    My dad's name is _____. He is ___ years old. He loves to eat _____. My favorite thing to do with dad is ______.

    It was really cute and there were some adorable answers as it was a long "story". Plus, he drew a picture of himself with his dad.
     
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    We are making foam picture frames and having the kids decorate them with jewels and sport stickers. I also took a picture of the child individually. One the frame they also wrote I love you with a Sharpie. They were very excited to write with teacher markers
     

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