I have a confession: I have made absolutely no plans for Father’s Day. Fortunately, my husband was rescued from a day with no gifts, thanks to this handy printable coupon book.
Handmade Coupon Book Materials
- Paper and the Fathers Day Coupons Printable (download the PDF)
- Hole Punch
- Ribbon or Twine
- Other embellishments (optional!)
First we cut out the coupons, them moved right into brainstorming what special gifts Daddy would like. I wanted to provide some structure, since given no direction I knew that my 3-year-old would just draw a bunch of smiley faces and my 6-year-old would fill the entire book with race cars. So before handing out pens to the kids, I started them off with a couple ideas and asked them to think of some more.
Ideas for Things Daddy Would Like
- A big hug
- A nap on the couch (without getting jumped on)
The other ideas they came up with were “Building with LEGO cars”, “Watching Mythbusters”, and “Having dessert”.
My initial response was that we were talking about nice things for Daddy, and those suggestions were nice things for little boys. But I was overruled by my 6-year-old, who correctly pointed out that Daddy liked all of those things just as much as he did. So in they went, along with (of course) some drawings of race cars and smiley faces.
This was a very fun project to do together, and I know that Daddy is going to love his coupons. We’d love to hear what you’re up to Father’s Day – tell us in the comments!
For more gift ideas, check out 6 Father’s Day Gifts That Kids Can Make.