We've always been big believers that Father's Day and Mother's Day should be all about the love. Sure there might be a shiny present in there somewhere, but what any Mom or Dad wants on their one retail holiday of the year is to spend time with their family. We found 6 ways to make even the toughest Dad melt and the best part about it is, they're all free...
AmberLee Fawson over at The Giver's Log is the mastermind behind this great round up of no cost Father's day fun. Make sure you swing by, she has more Father's Day ideas than you can shake a stick at! Here's some of her ideas for making the Dad in your family feel special with very few pennies, if any spent...
1. Learn His Fight Song. Hold a few rehearsals to teach the kids the fight song from Dad's alma mater. You get extra points for learning it on an instrument. We've also done this with a childhood song for grandpa before.
2. Personalize A Box Of His Favorite Cereal. Use your own illustrations, memories, and inside jokes. Try using an online crossword generator to put together a little something for him to puzzle over as he breakfasts and don't forget to make a prize to go inside.
3. Wash his car, inside and out. Leave dozens of sticky notes in places so sneaky he'll be finding them for months.
4. Make a Remember-When Guessing Game. Use magazines and family pictures to cut out pictures of memories you've had together over the year. Tape each memory to a note card and spend father's day morning taking turns pulling out a card and trying to make other family members guess the memory, or write down one memory each on a popsicle stick and play charades.
5. Film A Videotape Interview Of The Kids. Ask about the kids' highs and lows for the year and about memories with dad. We keep pictures of the year handy to jog little memories. We've done this 3 years now, and are thinking this year of letting each child be interviewed on-site at a place they enjoyed time with dad.