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Handprint Art is super fun to make and it becomes something to treasure for years to come.  Honestly, how can any parent can discard anything with your child’s handprints on it!  Those little hands are just too precious…

Mother’s Day Handprint Art

Need an easy and inexpensive, yet still adorable and practical gift to make for Mother’s Day?  Grandmas and moms will love using these handprint tulip dish towels that the kids made for them.

Father’s Day Handprint Poem

Cute handprint Work Gloves and a Father’s Day handprint poem make the perfect practical yet sentimental Father’s Day gift!

Handprint Flag

This Fourth of July craft is super simple and only takes about 1-2 minutes to paint the flag on your child’s hand.  I think the free printable you can download, makes it even more special and could easily be framed and featured with your other patriotic decorations!

Handprint Family Tree

At the beginning of every school year, my student’s first “homework” was always to make a family tree out of each of their family member’s handprints. The handprints become the leaves for the tree.  Here is a fun version of a handprint family tree using our fingerprints as well!

Christmas Handprint Art Baby Handprint Ornament

My favorite ornaments on the tree are always ones the kids have made, but nothing can compete with the baby handprint ornaments. We make an ornament each year (see this year’s here), but their chubby little baby fingers melt my heart and always will!

Handprint Reindeer Puppets

This simple handprint reindeer craft can serve two purposes:  Turn the brown bag upside down and make puppets or fill it with Christmas goodies to make a cute gift bag!

Handprint Christmas Wreath

Not only is this activity a wonderful Christmas keepsake…it would also make a great gift for grandparents or other family members!  And pretty much any child who can sit still long enough for you to trace their little hands can participate!

Handprint Christmas Tree

Make this adorable Handprint Christmas Tree. It was super easy and the boys had lots of fun!  We did add one little “surprise” to our tree as well, along with some fingerprint ornaments!

More Homemade Gift Ideas

Non Candy Valentine Ideas

Homemade Father’s Day Gifts

5 Mother’s Day Gifts For Kids To Make

Non Candy Halloween Ideas

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Summer Camp Packing List and Printable Hygiene Checklist

My boys (11 and 9-years old) are going to church camp for the first time ever.  Aside from staying with grandparents, they have never even been to a sleepover much less been gone from home for an entire week!  Needless to say, I am panicking just a bit!

Although each summer camp will undoubtedly have its own directions on things to bring and things to leave at home, I thought it might be helpful to share our packing list as “first time” campers!  Many of these items we purchased from Dollar Tree and are things that can just be thrown away at the end of the week.

Bedding (we are bringing along our Beddy’s zippered bedding)
Pillow
Laundry Sack
Travel Toothbrush
Toothpaste
Deodorant
Bug Spray
Sunscreen
Bath Towel
Beach Towel
Clothing for Each Day
Pajamas
Shampoo
Soap/Body Wash
Wash Cloth/Loofah
Shower Caddy
Shower Shoes
Comb/Brush
Sunglasses
Camera
Flashlight

The other issue I am internally struggling with is the fact that my boys won’t have us there to hound them to be conscientious of hygiene (I promise I am not a helicopter mom- just a mom who knows how forgetful her boys are when it comes to brushing teeth and putting on deodorant <insert cry laughing emoji here>).  So I decided to make a little printable to safety pin on their laundry bag to remind them of all the proper hygiene protocol.  After all, nobody wants to smell your stank just because you are at summer camp!

I have included three different options in the Summer Camp printable pack including blue, army green, and pink!  Just select the page range for the colors you would like and print!  Easy peasy!

Download our FREE Summer Camp Printable Packet here!  

The Dollar Tree has some amazing options for summer camp- including everything in the caddy above with the exception of the sunscreen and bug spray.  The shower caddy can just be slid under the bunk beds and brought out when needed.

Download our Summer Camp Printable Pack here.
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Thinking about fun things to do this summer with your 1 to 3 year old? Summer is the perfect time to get the kids outside and have fun with art activities, messy play, water activities and more. Below you will find over 15 fun and easy summer activities for toddlers.

15 Fun Summer Activities For Toddlers DIY Treasure Chest for Toddlers

Make your our own cute DIY Treasure Chest for Toddlers using a baby wipes container and baby food lids.  And I just happened to have some gold spray paint leftover from our Solomon’s Temple blocks to make our makeshift “treasure chest” and gold coins a little more authentic-looking.

Rolling Pin Art for Toddlers

Creativity at our house majorly suffers during the winter months, mainly because I don’t want to clean up big messes indoors.  Thank goodness that with summer comes more creative projects…which can easily be washed away with just rain or the water hose! Our rolling pin art for toddlers was definitely a messy hit!

Foamy Soap Painting For Toddlers

Little did I know, Little Sister would absolutely LOVE this foamy painting activity.  She thought it was so much fun to wash her hands and paint at the same time.  This is definitely a toddler art activity that we will do again (I even saved the bottles so they are ready to go next time).

Slide Painting

OK, we first did this fun toddler art activity indoors. But it is not for the faint of heart and would work so much better outdoors where you can hose any mess down!

Water Soaker Painting

Little Sister enjoyed this water soaker painting activity for toddlers.  In fact, it looked like so much fun, her older brothers decided they should get in on the action too.

Round Up the Balls
Toddler Fishing

Go fishing…with a toddler spin!  Little Sister had a blast with this fun summertime activity!  It focuses primarily on hand-eye coordination and fine motor control (by manipulating the net).  You can also add some color recognition and counting practice as well.

Painting At The Pool

This is such a simple summer activity for toddlers, take along some paint brushes with you next time you are headed to the pool. Do be warned, you may find even the older kids want to to join in with the fun.

SPOT THE SHAPE

Sometimes the simplest ideas are the best! Why not go for a walk around the neighborhood with your toddler and see what shapes you can spot.

Toddler Golf

These DIY Toddler Golf Clubs made for the perfect golf-inspired summer activity for young children.

Walk The Line

Balance is a tricky thing for a toddler.  This is one safe way to ease into learning to balance.  Just lay a piece of masking tape (or painter’s tape) on the ground and encourage your little one to “walk the line”.   Suitable for indoors or take it outdoors during the summer!

Color Hop For Toddlers

This summer activity for toddlers could not be easier.  All you need is assorted colors of chalk!

Alphabet Match For Toddlers

One thing that I love about the toddler age is that you can make anything a game. Kiddos don’t even realize that they are learning because they are having so much fun in the process!   This outdoor Alphabet Match for toddlers was a big hit with Little Sister and I was thrilled that she was actually enjoying learning letter names!

Alphabet Target Practice

Not only is this summer activity for toddlers great for introducing and reviewing letter names (and even sounds), it is also great for fine motor control. Your child will have to use the small muscles in his/her hands to pull the trigger on the water gun while also aiming it to try and hit the alphabet targets!

Shaving Cream Fun

We tried out this new sensory experience with shaving cream and cornstarch. The boys loved it and if we’re being completely honest…I thought it was pretty cool too!  :)

After it is mixed up well, it is moldable.  The texture is nothing like I’ve felt before and I can’t even do it justice describing it–you’ll just have to try it out for yourself! Messy outdoor summer fun!

Scooping And Sorting For Toddlers

This summer activity is a two-for-one!  Your toddler will get some great fine motor practice using the spoon to scoop the lids (which is harder than it might seem) while simultaneously encouraging the cognitive concept of sorting based on similar characteristics (in this case, color).

Toddler Balance Beam
Balancing On Boxes

This balancing on boxes for toddlers activity is appropriate for little ones who have been walking for a while and are ready to attempt walking on uneven surfaces.  Little Sister started walking at 10 1/2 months (my earliest walker) and is now 16 months old.

More Fun Toddler Activities

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This post is sponsored by Audible.  All opinions are 100% mine.

Audible Books For Kids

My husband has been a huge fan of Audible for some time now.  He drives a lot for his job, so he will often listen to an audiobook in lieu of music or the radio.  As you can imagine, he listens to a lot of books!  I have always said I don’t have time to listen to audiobooks (I barely have time to read the old-fashioned way).  Now that I have realized what a huge selection of children’s literature is available on Audible, however, audiobooks are quickly becoming a wonderful option, especially for our upcoming road trips (when the kids are ready to take a break from the DVD player).

Psst…if you aren’t already an Audible member, you can sign up for a 30-day trial and get your first audiobook for free!

My boys are definitely fond of audio dramas but we don’t listen to audiobooks all that often.  Since we have basically exhausted nearly ever Adventures in Odyssey episode known to man, it is high time to start reading listening to some of these awesome books.

Best Audiobooks For Kids
The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe  by C.S. Lewis

I love this book so much and I can’t wait to listen to it along with my children.  I have been waiting until they were a little older, but I think this is the perfect opportunity to enjoy it together.  You can’t go wrong with this amazing classic by the brilliant C.S. Lewis.

Miss Daisy is Crazy  by Dan Gutman

On the opposite end of the spectrum to C.S. Lewis, this book is sort of silly and ridiculous.  This is the first book in the My Weird School series by Dan Gutman.  My boys are crazy for these books…they think they are hilarious.  

Big Brother has already read several of these this summer and keeps wanting to check more out from the library.  They will be thrilled to know they are available as audiobook for kids.  

Warning:  I am not totally thrilled with all of the language in this book.  They use words such as “stupid” and “hate” (among others), which are words that we don’t allow our kids to use in our home.  But we use this as a teaching opportunity to remind our kids that just because we hear other people use these words (or read them) doesn’t give us the justification to talk that way.

If you have a reluctant reader (especially a boy), I would highly suggest letting him listen to one of these books with you and then encourage him to read the rest on his own.  I’m pretty sure the audiobook will hook him into wanting to read more.

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland  by Lewis Carroll

We have not read or listened to this audiobook yet, but it is on my list for our loooooong road trip in July.  Although we are not sure if we will be taking our boys to see the movie Alice Through the Looking Glass (I am still waiting to read some of the reviews as the previews look pretty dark), this is a great option for discussions about similarities and differences in books and movies.  Either way, however, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is a classic that should be part of every childhood whether it is read traditionally or listened to!

The Jungle Book  by Rudyard Kipling

This would be another great book/movie comparison!  This audiobook for kids is broken up into two separate “books” with lots of shorter tales in each book, making it perfect for listening to in short segments.

Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers

I am including this audiobook more for me than for anyone else.  I have never read Mary Poppins and have been wanting to read the original book ever since I saw Saving Mr. Banks a few years ago.  Yet another classic that is sure to be enjoyed by the entire family!

The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner

The Boxcar Children series was my favorite when I was a little girl.  I read the first three books aloud to the boys a few years ago, but I think they are now at the ages where they would be more interested and intrigued about how this set of siblings really did survive on their own.  This is definitely one I am excited for them to listen to and hoping it will pique their interest to read the subsequent books themselves.

Acts of the Apostles 

Our boys love listening to Bible Audio Dramas, especially before bed.  I am super excited to listen to this version.  Big Brother will be participating in something called Leadership Training for Christ (LTC) through our church this coming spring (for 3rd graders through high schoolers) and the theme for the year is Acts of the Apostles.  This will be wonderful as he prepares his heart and mind for applying the word of God into his chosen activities.

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind  by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer

This is a nonfiction audiobook about a Malawian boy who built a windmill and brought electricity to his tiny village during a drought.  I chose this Audiobook for two reasons:  it shows the hardships that others around the world face while also showing how one kid can truly make a difference.

Abraham Lincoln by Janet and Geoff Benge

This biography of Abraham Lincoln is perfect for kids showing an interest in presidents.  Lincoln’s entire life is included, with an emphasis on the character, integrity, and courage exemplified by one of the nation’s greatest presidents.

The BFG  by Roald Dahl

I bought this book to read aloud with my boys before we saw the movie!  Although this book might be a bit too scary for younger or more sensitive children it is really a wonderful and exciting book that captivates the attention of children, and even adults.

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Summer Schedule For Kids

As a classroom teacher, I like to maintain order and routine in the classroom by following a pretty regimented schedule.  This gives us predictability for the day and ensures that we accomplish everything we needed to accomplish.  For some reason, this same characteristic has not transferred over to my stay-at-home mom life.

Since I am not a morning person I am content to just “ease into the day” (as my husband likes to call it) if we don’t have anywhere we have to be. Before I can get my act together, it is nearly lunch time!   All I know is that my sanity for the summer depends on some type of schedule!

Summer Daily Schedule

I created this printable summer schedule so that it can be interchangeable for varying days.  My goal is to plan ahead the night before what our day will look like and make sure to arrange the schedule accordingly.  I have one child who thrives on routine and predictability, so I know this will be very beneficial for him without being too regimented.  :)

Once you download the printable schedule, you can print them onto magnetic paper, or laminate your daily schedule and use magnet tape to add them to your refrigerator.

Your daily summer schedule includes: 
  • Get Dressed
  • Breakfast
  • Table Time (will vary each day:  includes handwriting, workbook pages, puzzles, learning games, play dough, etc)
  • Free Play
  • Library
  • Park
  • Swimming
  • Screen Time
  • One-on-One time (my goal is to spend at least 30 minutes a week one-on-one with each child doing something of their choice)
  • Rest time
  • Lunch
  • Chores
  • Field Trip (zoo, museums, etc)
  • Reading (independent or audio books)
  • Read aloud (me reading to them)

Add Your Own Summer Activities

I  included blank summer daily schedule template for you to add your own summer activities as well.  I did not, however, include dinner or any activities that come after dinner just because this time of day is already a well-established routine in our home.

30 Minute Increments

The printable includes 30-minute time increments from 8am to 5pm but also comes with blank clock faces that you can customize (which I will be using later in the summer to reinforce telling time).

Flexible Schedule

Despite how it may look, there will be a lot of flexibility in our day.  Our daily summer activities are spread out enough to allow plenty of “down time” in between.  I also asked the boys for some themes that interest them, so we will be doing some weekly activities related to their interests.

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Summer Reading

Finally, we’re implementing a new screen time policy at our house.  The boys can early 1 minute of screen time for every minute that they read (or listen to an audio book/book read aloud).  I bought them both book timers and we’re hoping to keep track this way.

You May Also Like: Summer Reading Printables

Download your summer daily schedule template here

Do you have a summer schedule for your home??? 

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The fourth of July is just a few weeks away and it is one of my favorite holidays!  It doesn’t get much better than hot dogs, fireworks, and a whole lotta red, white & blue!  And here are a few of our favorite 4th of July crafts and activities suitable for toddlers to preschoolers.

4th of July Crafts and Activities For Kids Fireworks In A Jar

One of our favorite science experiments for preschoolers and so simple too!  All you need is some oil, water and food coloring to make your own fireworks in a jar.

Poppers Game

Here’s an activity to go with 4th of July throw on the ground poppers.  After all, who says you can’t throw some learning in with fireworks?!?!

Big Brother LOVED this fun game!  It can easily be adapted for whatever skill you are currently working on with your child…shapes, colors, letters, numbers, or even sight words!

4th of July Water Beads

Forget the fireworks…have some 4th of July fun with water beads! Make a red, white & blue sensory tub with water beads that your kids will love.

Fourth of July Windsock

Looking for an easy 4th of July craft?  Look no further!  This SUPER SIMPLE project uses an apple core to stamp star shapes and create a windsock.

Popsicle Stick Flags

I’m sure craft sticks and painter’s tape isn’t exactly what Betsy Ross had in mind when she made the first flag over 230 years ago.  But we had fun lots of fun making this Popsicle stick flag…even if all the details (number of stars and stripes) aren’t exactly correct.

Bubble Snakes

Make patriotic bubble snakes using a sock and a plastic bottle!

Fourth of July Cookies

Behold…the world’s greatest Patriotic cookies!  I halved our World’s Best Sugar Cookie recipe to make some festive 4th of July cookies… in the shape of a flag!

Face Paint Recipe

Have a 4th of July face-painting party with our easy homemade face paint recipe! Paint a patriotic design on your child’s face…using ingredients you already have on hand.

Do A Dot Art Flag

If your kids love their Do-A-Dot Markers as much as mine do, they’ll enjoy making a festive American flag with a simple free template you can download.

Fireworks Craft

Make a salt absorbing artwork for the Fourth of July with some black paper and a few common household ingredients.

Shaving Cream Art  

These Shaving Cream Fireworks prints were just as fun to make as they are to display!  From a toddler to preschoolers, all my kids loved this cool 4th of July activity.  It’s messy fun and doesn’t need very many supplies!

Fizzy 4th of July Flag

This Fizzy 4th of July Activity is a super fun way to blend science, art, and patriotism!  :)  Suitable for the 3 year old and above crowd.

4th of July Slime

This is our first-ever attempt at SLIME!!!  Little Brother has been begging to make some “goop” ever since he first played with it at preschool this past school year.  This easy slime recipe with a Fourth of July theme was the perfect way to start!

Fourth of July Ice Painting

An American Flag painting suitable for even toddlers!  This 4th of July activity is so simple and can be adapted in different ways.  Free flag template available to download.

Hand Print Flag

This Fourth of July craft is super simple and only takes about 1-2 minutes to paint the flag on your child’s hand.  I think the printable makes it even more special and could easily be framed and featured with your other patriotic decorations!

What are some of your favorite 4th of July activities and crafts?  
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This “Tips for Preventing the Summer Slide” post was sponsored by Carson Dellosa Education as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.

Are you familiar with the summer slide?  No, I’m not talking about your local waterpark slide that all the kids flock to when the temperatures start to soar.  The “Summer Slide” I’m referring to is also known as “summer learning loss”  The Summer Slide is the idea that the retention of what was learned in the previous grade slides down during the summer.  The child then begins the next school year behind where they were at the end of the previous year.

I would love to tell you that this is a myth, but the honest truth is that the summer slide is real and it can have a big impact on a child’s overall confidence and their academic performance going into the new school year.  In fact, in a study conducted by NWEA (North West Evaluation Association), researchers found that “summer learning loss was observed in both reading and math in third through eighth grades, with students students losing a greater proportion of their school year as they grow older — with a range between 20 and 50 percent!”  That is sobering!  To add insult to injury, the students most at risk for the greatest loss of learning are lower income children.

Believe me, we all enjoy the lazy days of summer (especially THIS mom)…late nights, sleeping in, no schedules, and lazy days by the pool.  After the chaos that the last month of school brings, we are all ready to be rid of schedules.  But just a few minutes of reading and math practice each day can have a huge impact on a student’s retention of concepts previously learned!

Here are some tips for preventing the summer slide: 1. Make a (loose) schedule.

Even if you don’t stick to it every single day, having a schedule for the summer days gives everyone a bit of peace knowing what they can expect.  I love unscheduled days but I have found my kids are much better behaved when they have some idea of what is coming next.

2.  Sign your child up for summer reading at your local library.

Most libraries offer incentives and prizes!  Make sure they read for at least 20 minutes each day (or whatever your library program requires).  Read aloud to children too young to read to themselves or for kids who just enjoy being read aloud to (I still read aloud to my 9-year old every night before bed…he is a great reader but it is our special time together).

3.  Purchase a Summer Bridge Book.

We were given one copy of the Carson Dellosa Summer Bridge books for this post and I purchased two more for my other children.  We have done these workbooks for several summers and I really appreciate the structure that they provide to our summer as well as the reassurance that our kids are still retaining what they learned in the previous school year (and perhaps even learning a bit more)!

The books are structured to complete one page per day (front and back) and my children each do one page per day Monday through Friday.  We don’t typically take them with us when we leave town, but they would certainly be easy enough to pack!  Each day’s work includes some math practice and some type of grammar, reading, or writing exercise in addition to some interesting factoid or physical activity.  My kids are typically done within 10 or 15 minutes at the most.  I love that each day is different!  The Bridge books are challenging enough for my kids but aren’t frustrating even when they present new material.

Bonus:  The answer key is in the back of the book, making checking their work a breeze!  :)

4.  Start a book club for kids.

Pick two or three age-appropriate books for your kids and their friends.  Host a pizza party (or choose themed snacks to match the book).  Print off a few questions or even create an activity for younger kids. We are trying this book club idea out this summer with my son who will be starting sixth grade and five or six of his friends.  Even though I am sure they will probably talk about the book for all of ten minutes, at least they can be encouraged that they are all reading the same book!

5.  Encourage your friends and neighbors.

The summer slide can hit children from lower socioeconomic families the hardest.  If you have friends, neighbors, or people you go to church with, consider purchasing a Summer Bridge book or offering to drive children to the library to check out books.  As parents, we should always be willing to help each other out!  After all, it takes a village!

What are some ways that you encourage your child(ren) to continue learning throughout the summer and prevent the summer slide?
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Father’s Day Handprint Poem

My husband is one of the hardest working people I know.  I remember marveling at his ability to pretty much fix anything when we were first married.  Although he wears a suit and tie to work each day, he is always working around/outside the house or agreeing to help a friend.  Because of this, and because there are plans for a wooden launchpad to be made this summer for our backyard zip line, I thought these cute Handprint Work Gloves and Father’s Day handprint poem would make the perfect practical yet sentimental Father’s Day gift.

You can download the free printable poem here (with a wood background) or you can copy and paste and print it out on your own.  I just ask that if you choose to share the poem elsewhere, please credit and link this post.  :)

Father’s Day Poem

“Your hands are tough and strong
They work hard every day
To take care of our family
In oh-so-many ways.

With your hands you labor
And provide for all our needs.
But your hands are never too busy
To stop and do good deeds.

Your hands are there to help
To catch me when I fall
To hug, tickle, and embrace
You answer every call.

I love to hold your hand
To feel your fingers cover mine
I feel so safe and loved
Every single time.

And when you place my hand in yours
And lead me in a prayer
I see my Savior’s love in you,
I know and feel his care.”

© 2016 ICanTeachMyChild.com

Download the printable version of this Father’s Day poem here. Father’s Day Handprint Art

Here’s what you’ll need for this gift:

Father’s Handprint

The instructions are pretty simple…  just use the foam brush to paint the hand of your oldest child (using acrylic paint only…other types of paints won’t work) and carefully place on top of the glove, pushing their fingers gently down into the glove.

You might need something to hold the thumb of the glove down as it has a tendency to want to fold over on itself.  Let each handprint dry before adding the next smaller handprint!

Why not add an engraved hammer (in your child’s handwriting) to complete the gift!  

Check out more great ideas for Father’s Day gifts here! This post was first published 2016.
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Whether you are looking for a sentimental Father’s Day Gift or something silly to give to Dad this season, here are our best DIY Father’s Day gift ideas. Best of all, you can get the kids involved in making an inexpensive and homemade Father’s Day gift that is sure to tell Dad how amazing he is!

Cute Father’s Day Picture

Present Dad with a picture of his kids dressing up just like Dad! Prince Charming wears a suit and tie to work EVERY day, so a tie (and dress shoes) was an obvious choice for us.

Add an meaningful scripture or quote, and you have a special Father’s Day gift for Dad.

Engraved Hammer For Father’s Day

Make a personalized hammer for Dad by getting the kids to write a cute note to Dad and then engraving it.

Fun Father’s Day Shirt For Dad

Make your own fun Father’s Day shirt for Dads that love mucking around and playing with their kids.

Funny Father’s Day Questionnaire

A cute and silly Father’s Day gift for Dads with a sense of humor. Fill out our printable Father’s Day questionnaire and make an easy blow painting Father’s Day card to go with it.

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Customized Father’s Day Shirt For Dad

The thing my husband loves to do the most in life is play with his boys.  The minute he gets home, they are normally wrestling on the living room floor while I finish up dinner.  Keeping that in mind, I thought it would be fun to make him a “play shirt”, which combines two great ideas from two other blogs:  A target on the front (from Celebrate Every Day with Me) and a car track on the back on the shirt (from Design Dazzle).

How To Make A Personalized Father’s Day T Shirt Here’s what you’ll need:
  • a white t-shirt
  • fabric markers
  • red and white fabric
  • sewing machine (Optional:  you could just draw the target on the front of the shirt with fabric markers).
Step By Step Instructions:

1.  Trace circles from your fabric.  I used a dinner plate, salad plate, and large cup.  Cut the largest and smallest from the red fabric and the medium-sized circle from the white fabric.

2.  Pin the circles on top of each other and sew.

3.  Pin the target onto the front of the shirt.  Make sure you pin it only on the first layer of fabric.

 4.  Carefully sew around the perimeter of the target onto the front layer of the shirt only.

 All done with the front!  This Father’s Day shirt now has a fun target on it.

 5.  Turn the shirt over and draw a car track on the back of the shirt.  I didn’t use a pattern (which I probably should have), I just made it up as I went along and used a Sharpie.

6.  Let your little helpers use the fabric markers to add some color to the shirt.  Ask your child to help you think of other places to add to the shirt.

The front of our Father’s Day shirt:  Perfect for aiming flying objects like angry bird plush toys, water balloons, and Nerf darts.

 The back of the Father’s Day shirt:  Perfect for a quick back massage using matchbox cars!

Helping The Fatherless

As we prepare to celebrate Father’s Day with the Dads in your life, I would ask that you would consider helping the fatherless.  Click on the link to donate just $10 to my friend Meagan and her incredible work in Zambia!

  First published June 2012.
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