This month’s issue of Craft your Kids Smart contains crafts and activities that will help celebrate your favorite Dad or Grandpa. Find a last minute homemade gift that your preschooler can make.

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Father’s Day Ice Cream Party
Preschoolers will love to help set up (and enjoy!) this Father’s Day Party idea.

Gather and set up:
  • Dad’s favorite ice cream and toppings (chocolate sauce, sprinkles, whipped cream, cherries…)
  • Bowls, spoons, and ice cream scoop (Great gift ideas: make a special ice cream bowl for Dad at a “paint your own pottery” shop or buy matching ice cream bowls and scoop)
  • Hungry kids and Dad

Daddy’s Helper Gift

Dads will get a kick out of this thoughtful and personalized gift. And... your preschooler will learn to think about what other people like. The template is for a “Toolbox”, but you can create this Father’s Day gift for a Dad who loves… golfing (golf bag and clubs), grilling (apron with BBQ tools), or come up with your own idea!


  • Various colors of construction paper
  • Markers
  • Scissors
  • Craft sticks or popsicle sticks
  • Glue stick


  1. Print out Father’s Day Tool Template
  2. Cut out and color each tool
  3. Fold the bottom of a full sheet of paper up about 2/3 of the way… leaving the top 1/3 to create the handle of the toolbox. Staple or tape the sides to create a pocket.
  4. Ask your preschooler to suggest ways he can “help” Daddy. Write each task on a separate tool. (My 4 year old's ideas were… “Be a good listener.” “Clean up my room.” “Help him fix things.”)
  5. Tape or glue each tool to a craft stick and insert the tools into the toolbox
  6. OPTIONAL: On the front of the toolbox write the poem …
    Although you are as big as can be,
    You still need some help from me.
    Just pick a tool with a job to do
    And you will see how much I love you!
    Happy Father’s Day!

Fathers Day Picture

For a really easy and precious gift, have your child(ren) draw a picture of Dad or Grandpa and frame it. You'll have an instant masterpiece that will be treasured for years to come.

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