Are you looking for a way to help your child express their love and appreciation for their father or grandfather for Father’s Day this year? If so, you’ve found the perfect solution with this love letter to dad activity.
For Mother’s Day this year, I interviewed my preschooler 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 love letter to his Oma.
Today we are going to do an adapted version that’s perfect for dads and grandfathers for Father’s Day!
Love Letter Materials
- White printer paper
- A printer
- A 8×10 Black Picture Frame with white mat
- Assorted color fingerpaints
How to Make the Letter
To start, interview your child about his Dad or grandfather using our printable list of question prompts.
You can download your own list for free HERE.
After interviewing your child about his Dad, use the answers to fill-in-the-blanks on our Google Docs love letter template. Here is a pic of part of it, so that you get the idea.
Open the editable Google Doc template 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!”
And I did find 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…😉
Presenting the Letter
After printing the letter, you can decide how you’d like to present it. You could fold it up in a fancy envelope, or include it with a card. If you want to make it sturdier, consider framing it like we did with an 8×10″ black frame with a white mat.
To decorate the mat with your child’s adorable fingerprints, you can pour out a few colours of the finger paint onto a tray and help your child make some colourful prints.
When you’re done decorating the mat, be sure to let your child have fun with some freestyle finger painting!
I think this love letter is absolutely adorable and a really nice way to get kids thinking about how much they love and appreciate their fathers and grandfathers.
If you’re looking for other gift ideas, check out our Nuts and Bolts Picture Frame, our Personalized Word Cloud gift, and the Personalized Plaques.
Hope you give this a try! I would love to hear any of your child’s funny answers in the comment section below.
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