For Mother’s Day this year, I interviewed Onetime (my 2.5 year old son) to see what he thought about his Grandmother and he came up with some amazingly sweet thoughts. I used his answers to “fill-in-the-blanks” for a letter to his Oma (click here to see the instructions and free printable).
The letter turned out so well, that I got my husband to interview my son to fill in a letter for ME, and today we are going to do one for Dad and the Grandfathers for Father’s Day!
We have already created some gifts for Dad, but this letter will be a very special bonus! If you’re looking for other gift ideas, check out our Nuts and Bolts Picture Frame and Art Piece, our Personalized Word Cloud gift, and the Personalized Plaques.
To start, I interviewed my son about his Dad. I asked him as many questions as I could think of and got some good answers. However, I found that giving him a sentence prompt (where he would complete the sentence) got more detailed responses. So, I compiled a list of the prompts that I used. You can download your own list for FREE here from our Printables Page.
After interviewing my son about his Dad, I created a fill-in-the-blanks “letter” to Dad. Here is a screen-capture of part of it, so that you get the idea. This is included in the free printable here.
Here was my son’s completed letter! My favourite part is the end where he says that Daddy is “as silly as a playground!”
I also found it interesting that in our relatively sugar-free home, my son likes how his Dad gives him ice cream bars! Hmmm…I may have to have a talk with my husband about that…
We decided to fingerpaint the mat of a picture frame to try and capture some of Onetime’s adorable fingerprints! But – you could have your child decorate the frame any way that he/she wishes. We also had fun fingerpainting too after doing the frame.
I can’t wait for his Dad to read his letter! Isn’t that the best part about making someone a gift? Now, we just need to do the Grandfathers!
Hope you give this a try. I would LOVE to hear any of your child’s funny answers in our Comment section below.
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