On Mother’s Day this year, the focus was on what we as adult children could do to show our mom how much we appreciate her. This holiday I’m changing up the focus to what our kids can do to show dad not only how much they love him, but why they love him with this free Father’s Day printable booklet.
It’s always heartwarming when your kids want to do something special for dad on Father’s Day. Often times they think that means they need to spend money to buy a special gift. While I think it’s important for kids to be willing to spend some of their savings on others, I also think it’s important to let them know they don’t have to spend money to give a thoughtful gift. What better time to do that than on Father’s Day or Mother’s Day?
Sometimes wanting to do something special for mom or dad on birthdays or holidays happens in our house, but it’s not unusual for that not to happen as well. As much as we would like to think that our kids recognize and appreciate all of our effort and sacrifices, I think we’ve all learned that this is not typical. And when it does happen you better write it down, date stamp it, and burn it into your memory because it’s not likely to happen again in the near future!
I can remember sometimes wanting to do something special for my mom or dad on Mother’s Day or Father’s Day or their birthdays, but not always. Were you that way too? Kids just don’t always recognize that they aren’t actually the center of the universe. And even though I think we should teach our kids to be thoughtful and recognize that everything does not revolve around them, I’ve learned to accept that these feelings don’t always come to them naturally.
So whether you are lucky enough to have kids feeling thoughtful and appreciative or your kids need a little reminder to show dad a little love and recognition, this Father’s Day printable booklet will make sure dad feels special.
Simple, thoughtful, free. What more could you want in a gift? Just follow these easy instructions and the kids will have everything they need to let dad know what makes him special:
- Download the free printable by subscribing for email updates below.
- Print the booklet either on card stock or standard paper. (If you don’t have a color printer, printing it in black and white is just fine)
- Either staple the booklet together along the left edge or three hole punch and loop ribbons or yarn (I used a twine ribbon) through each hole and tie each in a small bow.
If the kids really want to treat dad, have them hand this booklet to him along with a homemade breakfast or dinner while he relaxes in his favorite chair or on the deck. Try a slow cooker recipe like these pork carnitas or chicken tacos so dinner can practically cook itself while you are out enjoying the day. Let the kids assemble the tacos and add refried beans and fresh fruit or a salad on the side. This is an easy meal for the kids to “make” without you pulling your hair out trying to oversee kids cooking in the kitchen.
If your kids come up with any funny or tearjerker responses to the prompts in the booklet, please share below!
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