Have you started planning activities for Father’s day yet? With 17th June right around the corner, there is no better time to let your little ones say thank you for all the things their father has done for them this year. What about making coupon books? Filled with different ways they can help out their Dads over the weekend…from car washing to tidy bedrooms. Encourage writing skills by getting the children to write letters and stories they can take home for Father’s Day. Or keep it simple, with handmade cards.
Of course, all of these activities don’t have to relate directly to Dad. For those children who might have different family members or guardians looking after them, they can be easily changed and adapted.
Take a look at some of our favourite father’s day ideas…
Personalised key rings
What about baking some biscuits with your little ones? They make a great take home gift whilst encouraging children to develop their confidence in the kitchen. Here’s our simple shortbread recipe (makes 16):
You will need:
150g plain white flour
100g Unsalted Butter
50g Caster Sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
- Adults only– preheat the oven to 180°C and line a baking sheet with baking paper
- Sift the flour into a bowl with the sugar. Chop the butter into cubes and add to the other ingredients.
- Using clean fingers, rub the butter into the flour and sugar. When the dough beings to form a shape, add the vanilla extract.
- Using a rolling pin, roll the dough out on a lightly floured surface and use some cookie cutters to create fun shapes.
- Adults only- place the baking sheet in the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Once done, place on a wire rack to cool down.
Still stuck for ideas, or looking for something a bit different? Check out our full craft activities range for great gift ideas, such as money boxes, jigsaws, bird houses and more.