DAD'S SURVIVAL KIT
Thanks to Gretta Keel from Sasebo, Japan for this most excellent Father's Day gift idea.
"Some dads are away from home and whether on a business trip or out to sea serving his country, I've found it's really comforting when the kids make Dad a survival kit."
What You Need:
- small box
- contact paper
- assorted goodies
What You Do:
**This is an excellent way for young children to express what they feel dad needs from them and by decorating the box on the outside, it becomes a special piece of artwork from the heart.
- Decorate a small box with a picture collage from magazines or drawings and secure it with clear contact paper.
- What goes inside? What does dad need to remember that you are thinking of him?
- Dad needs a photo of you, maybe surrounded by a homemade frame.
- He'll need a paper heart to remind him you care.
- A Band-aid in case he needs some TLC
- A Quarter or a Phone card so he can call home. (or ride the pony at the store)
- A home made ID card with your fingerprints on it so he knows what kid he belongs to.
- A drawing of you and him eating Mom's cookies together or some other activity you share.
- A piece of paper,and a stamped,addressed envelope, to mail you a letter
- A Hershey's kiss (or a lipstick print on paper)
- A personal item such as a rock, if you and dad like to collect them, or a fish hook taped to a card...
- A cassette tape, with you telling dad a bedtime story.
- An I love you dad note in your best printing.
- A tracing of your handprint with a piece of string glued around one of the fingers, and words that say "Don't forget, I'm thinking of you"
- One of your small toys, like a small action figure or doll. So he can think about playing with you.
- Things you can never find when you need them, a rubber band, a paper clip, a thumb tack, a safety pin...
Put everything inside the box, tie the box shut with a ribbon or a piece of yarn and label it "Dad's survival kit"
- You may want to put your dad's name on it if he's going to be around a lot of other people called Dad too.
© Gretta Keel
Do YOU have a lesson to share?