Hello friends! I have just popped something together for you to enjoy this Father’s Day semi-crafting with your children. Fathers Day in Australia is celebrated on the first Sunday in the month of September. Often the most valued gifts are those that the children have made and it is heart-warming in my experience to see a visual record of the way the children see people in their lives.
If you haven’t thought of a gift yet or if you don’t give gifts, you may love this printable I have put together. It is a sweet little 2-page printable set for the children to complete with or without assistance depending on their age. Perhaps a great idea to relax with on Saturday morning or to do before dinner this evening, ready to surprise Dad wtih some delightful words and images on Sunday.
Fathers Day 2013 Printables Instructions
There are 2 completely free printables available for download. They are A4 pages in JPG format. Click the links provided below to download [you will need to save them) and then simply open and print.
You will see that one of the printables has a blank space for your child to draw their Super Dad. I always think it feels great to write the name of the child and ask them to describe the picture, and then write that on it too for record sake. I have 2 children and I can’t imagine how I would have kept track of the history of their drawings without some little descriptors. I do love the new concept of taking images with your smart phone of every drawing your child has; and then using a digital book or book service to compile them.
The second printable is a question/answer format where the children can share their impressions of Dad on Fathers Day. My little boy feels so big now at 5, and I sift back over things I have kept from him sometimes and wish I could remember what some of the images were, but I mostly can remember the conversations around drawing them and smile. Time flies by so quickly. I love the idea of capturing a point in time and what the children were thinking on that date, this is a great way to do so.
We hope that you have a beautiful Fathers Day weekend. If you are in Australia, be sure to enter the giveaway competition we are running which ends on Sunday 1st at 11pm. Otherwise whatever you are doing this Sunday, we hope that it is filled with joy.