5 Ways to Make Fathers Day Extra Special

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“I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father’s protection.” —Sigmund Freud

It’s SO true! Dad’s are so important and it’s time we celebrate them! Father’s Day is just around the corner and here are a few ways to make it extra special for him.

1. Note-Worthy: Have your older kids fill in a note like this one. It will definitely make him laugh. For the younger ones, let them fill in one like this.

2. Make a wooden “DAD” sign. We did this a couple years ago and it sits in my husbands office at work. We chose his favorite teams colors (orange and blue for the FL Gators) and had fun painting it. 

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3. Make Dad his favorite meal. Mom, let the kids do this. Even if it makes a mess, and it’s not the best tasting food around, Dad will remember it forever.

4. Wash his car for him. Again, it may not be the best car wash he’s ever had, but it’s the thought that counts and he’ll love that his kids hands covered his car to make it clean.

5. We *heart* Dad photo. Take a photo and frame it. He can put it on his desk at work and always remember just how much his kids love him.

 

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A great book to have the kids read with Dad on Fathers Day or leading up to this special day is Thank You, God, for Daddy.  This book is great to read to let Dad know how much we appreciate him. In this book, a little lion cub thanks God for his wonderful daddy—who gives big hugs and piggy back rides, who takes great care of him, and most importantly, who offers love, guidance, and encouragement. My boys love this book and we’ve already read it a few times with Dad.

Your Turn

How are you celebrating Dad this year and making him feel extra special?