If you are the Dad of one of the children that I look after then stop reading now! This post contains information about Father’s Day that you must not read.
I always think Father’s Day is a difficult occasion to plan activities and homemade gifts for. Last year the older children coloured some Best Dad certificates from the Activity Village website which we then laminated.
The younger children did a footprint on paper using paint. We laminated these as a keepsake with a poem underneath. This is the poem:
Walk a little slower Daddy,
Said a little child so small.
I'm following in your footsteps,
and I do not want to fall.
Sometimes your steps are very fast,
Sometimes they're hard to see.
So, walk a little slower, Daddy,
for you are leading me.
Someday when I am all grown up,
you're what I want to be.
Then I will have a little child,
who'll want to follow me.
And, I would want to lead just right,
And, I'd know that I was true.
So, walk a little slower Daddy.
For I must follow you.
For Father’s day 2011 I have ordered some rice paper cake toppers. We are going to make either cakes or biscuits and use icing to attach them. I just need to get some cellophane bags to send them home in.