Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Littles Learnng Link Up: Father's Day Gift and Card Round Up

Welcome to Littles Learning Link Up. Each month you will find:
  • A seasonal round-up (at the beginning of the month)
  • A guest post featuring crafts, activities, tips, snack ideas or other early childhood topics. (toward the end of the month)
  • Posts where I share what I have been up to with my preschoolers and/or early elementary children.
Each week, I will host a link up, where you can share either what you have been up to recently, or old posts that may go with the theme.  Feel free to link up more than one post.

Each week I will continue to feature a couple of posts from those that have been linked up. 

I hope you will continue to share your wonderful posts, and I hope you will find something new to try with your child.

My first round up post featured ideas for Mother's Day, so I thought it would be appropriate to share some great ideas for Father's Day in this month's round up. When I was working in the Montessori, it seemed a lot trickier to come up with gift and card ideas for dads. I find that is still the case now. Fortunately, with the help of some bloggy friends, I was able to assemble 30 wonderful ideas. 

I would like to start with a collection of ideas for gifts children can make their fathers.  

1-   "Tied Together" Father's Day Necktie from Arts and Crackers
2-   Daddy Daughter Date Jar from Adventures in Mommydom
3-   Paper Handprints Keepsake from Mama to 5 Blessings
4-   5 Father's Day Gifts {Kids Can Make} from East Coast Mommy
5-   Father's Day Craft: A Tacky Tie from Simple. Home. Blessings.   
6-   Upcycled Nuts and Bolts Heart Craft from Mosswood Connections
7-   Father's Day Personalized Necktie from Kids' Craft Room
8-   Daddy & Me Father's Day Footprints from  Capri +3
9-   Father's Day Wood Print Art Activity from Mini Monets and Mommies 
10- Father's Day Heart Mug from Messy Little Monster 
11- Father's Day Hero Stones from Crafts By Amanda
12- Dad Rocks Paperweight from Crafts By Amanda
13- Trophies for Dad from The Pinterested Parent
14- DIY Back Scratcher Gift Set from Left Brain Craft Brain
15- Salt Painting Father's Day Gift from Parenting Chaos

I love the memories that are made when pictures are taken and shared. It makes it more special when the picture(s) become a part of a keepsake project. I'm sure the following photo gifts will become special treasures for those who receive them.

1- "You're a Great Daddy" Frame from My Mundane and Miraculous Life
2- We Love Dad Picture Gift from Crafts on Sea
3- DIY Photo Keepsake Gifts from Playground Parkbench
4- Nuts and Bolts Art & Frame from One Time Through
5- DIY Necktie Picture Frame from The Coconut Head's Survival Guide

I love making homemade cards. I remember that my mother always enjoyed receiving them. To her, they were more meaningful and heartfelt than any store-bought card.  If you are looking for some fun and creative cards for your children to make for dad, perhaps one of these will fit the bill.

1- Father's Day Necktie Card from Sparkling Buds
2- A Monster Hug Card from Kids' Craft Room
3- Blue Collar Uniform Shirt Card from Crafts By Amanda
4- Toolbox Card from The Teaching Zoo
5- Origami Father's Day Card from The Proverbial Homemaker

Perhaps you don't have time to have your child make any of the above gifts or cards, but you would still like to have your child give there father a meaningful present this Father's Day. The next collection features some printables to help you along.

1- Book About Dad Printable from The Measured Mom
2- A Dad's Toolbox Gift and Printable from Arts and Crackers
3- Father's Day Printables from In the Playroom
4- Father's Day Weekly Menu Printable from 3 Boys and a Dog
5- Father's Day Tie-riffic Card Printable from 3 Boys and a Dog

Wishing all the Dad's a Happy Father's Day!

Now onto:

Littles Learning Link Up Features

On my last Toddler Idea Tuesday post, there were 29 wonderful posts linked up. I will be picking one randomly selected post to share, plus the top clicked-on post.  

This week's randomly selected post is:

Mosswood Connections shared Magnet Stencils: Fine Motor Fun.

The following posts tied for the most number of clicks:

1- Sandi from Rubber Boots and Elf Shoes shared Trees Like Emily Carr.
2- Amy from Healthy Family Matters shared Spring Heart Pillow Craft.
3- Jamie from Hands On As We Grow shared 6 Ways to Increase your Child's Vocabulary Through Play.

I would love to have you join in this week! What sort of activities do you do with your young children? Do you have any Father's Day posts to share? Or do you have some favorite activities you would like to share? I invite you to link up below. I will be pinning posts on my Toddler Ideas or other relevant board, and I would love to feature some of the activities each week from what is linked up.

Please know I may share a picture from your post and link back to it, along with sharing how we used your idea in our school time, if applicable. By linking up you are giving me permission to use a picture from your post. I will ALWAYS give credit and link back. Additionally, if you choose to try out any of the ideas with your child, please make sure you give credit where credit is due.

Linky will be open through Sunday night, to give me time to check out all the posts and get the Features organized. Please take the time to visit some of the other wonderful posts linked up.

I will be linking up at:
Hip Homeschooling


  1. Wow, so much great info all in one place. I have a lot of reading to do.

  2. Thanks for hosting! Hope you are having a wonderful week :)

  3. I love the card ideas! Thanks for sharing :)

  4. What fun ideas! I will definitely be back to check it out!

  5. Very cute ideas for activities. Great for summer breaks.

  6. This is so awesome! I need to start thinking of ideas and this will help!

  7. These are great ideas. I have 3 little nieces that would really enjoy these fun activities.

  8. This is such a wonderful list of gifts for Father's Day. Thanks for sharing on Social Butterfly Sunday this week :)

  9. Thos are some awesome ideas! I would have loved to be a part of this! I just made up a last minute fun Father's Day fill in the blank story for kids :) Ill have to bookmark your page to check in when you're doing a round up :) thanks for sharing and linking up at Favorite things Friday! Make sure to add the button or link back to be eligible to be featured. Hope to see you again this week!

  10. These are so cute! Love the 'Dad Rocks' and the photo keepsake! Thanks for sharing & for linking up to Favorite Things Friday with Simply Rachel & Hip Homeschooling! Hope to see you again next week! =)
    -Rachel from Simply Rachel http://www.simplyrachelbyrachel.com


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