Father's Day Celebration

It can be your own dad, a stepdad, your grandpa or favorite uncle. It can even be that terrific neighbor, who is always ready to give you a hand. It's a time and occasion to say, "I love you," in simple and meaningful ways.

Here is a simple gift idea that's easy enough for the youngest artist to make and that dad can redeem all year:

#1 Dad Gift Tags and Coupons

With a little help, even the youngest child can give Dad a special gift. Using construction paper, cut the shape of the number one and have the child decorate it with markers, crayons, and stickers. Then, using a marker, write on it, "Good for One Giant Hug." Older kids can add their own ideas, such as "Good for One Free Car Wash," "Good for One Free Shoe Shine," or "Good for One Fishing Pal."

A Meal He's Sure To Love

Really want to spoil him on his special day? Try whipping up this tasty menu: (And even give him the night off from dish duty!)

Potato Salad with Prosciutto
Grilled Banana Upside-down Cake


Sara Perry is the author of Summertime Treats (Chronicle Books 1999) Copyright © Sara Perry 1999

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