The Dad’s of today’s modern society are more involved and ‘hands-on’ more with their children than ever before. Irrespective of whether they are a Dad who works at home, in an office or travels away from home … there are so many ways that Dad’s now maximise the quality of the time spent with their children and family.
- Allow him to enjoy a long, uninterrupted lie-in
- Get the kids to help you bring him breakfast in bed
- Make a home-made gift (see below)
- Do a special activity together as a family such as a picnic in the sunshine
- Ask Dad what he would like to do (for a change!!)
We know that time is precious when you have children and you can’t spend ages looking for that ideal gift. So don’t worry if you haven’t bought something – here are a few ideas of handmade gifts made with love and affection (and messy hands) from your little ones!
Press your child’s footprints into paint and create a ‘heart’ out of your baby’s two footprints (so the soles overlap) and place in the middle of a piece of paper. Above this write the word ‘I’ and below ‘daddy’ to read ‘I DADDY’
Press your children’s handprints into paint and place firmly on A3 paper. Choose a different colour for each child. Around each handprint write the child’s name and age to create a special keepsake. This can also be framed to go on the wall.
Check out your local pottery painting café to create a piece of art. Create and paint a mug, photo frame, coaster or cufflinks box.
Search your garden or local park for a large flat and smooth pebble or stone. Wash thoroughly and let it dry. Allow your child to become creative with acrylic paint and they can turn this into a colourful paperweight.
Get your toddlers to design their very own cards and create something special for their Daddy. Homemade cards are our favourite and they will be saved forever.
These ideas are all so simple and the hardest thing will be getting your toddler to keep it a ‘surprise’ … something that hasn’t quite worked out at Peekaboo’s Head Quarters
Here at The Peekaboo Baby Company, we would like to wish all you special daddies a very Happy Father’s Day!
Let us know what you are planning to do this Father’s Day…