This is the easiest Father’s Day gift you can do for dad. I love getting this on Mother’s Day for myself! We do it for each child at CEFA Early Learning schools, for Mother’s Day and for Father’s Day. Since most of you are not at school due to the COVID-19 outbreak, I thought I’d share it with you so you can do it at home and surprise Dad on Father’s Day.

Best Ages for This Activity

18 months to 5 years.

How to Make It

You Will Need:

  • Your phone
  • Your child

Let’s Get Started!

  • Make sure your child is nicely dressed (no need for a gown, just clean clothes that fit) and groomed (face washed, hair brushed)
  • When Dad isn’t looking (it’s a surprise), find a nice corner of the house, or a blank wall
  • Take a video of your child answering one of these questions (or any other question that you feel comfortable with):
    • What do you love about Dad?
    • What is your favourite thing to do with Dad?
  • Voilà! Now send to Dad by e-mail (or post on Facebook and tag Dad, adding why he is the most amazing father ever) on Father’s Day
  • If you have more than one child, do one video for each child, or one video with each child taking turns telling Dad why he is so special
  • If you are really inspired, you can have your child film you delivering the same message to their Dad, or to your own father.

Learning Opportunities

This is a great activity to help your child think of others, namely: their father. This helps your child develop empathy. Also, you will be developing your child’s public speaking talents as a bonus.

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