Father’s Day is a time to celebrate the dads, fathers, papa’s, grandpas, grandfathers and generally great men that play important roles in our lives and the lives of our children. When working on gift ideas for both my dad and my husband, I try to think outside the box for at least one of their gifts to come up with something personalized and meaningful. This year, we are welcoming baby #4 into our family just prior to Father’s Day, and so our summer will be busier than usual. My husband plans to help by spending time with our older children outside of the house so I can rest with baby girl! So, I thought this idea of creating memory blocks, aka a summer bucket list of ideas that he could do with the kids would be perfect!
To create your own Building Memories kit, brainstorm to come up with 20-30 fun ideas that daddy could do with the kiddos. Our children are kindergarten age and under, so some of our ideas included:
- Roast smores on our firepit
- Visit a local splashpad
- Water balloon fights
- Make popsicles
- Plant something
The list of possible ideas for this memories kit are literally endless, but should represent your family’s interests and hobbies for the best overall summer experience.
Once you have your list generated, write the ideas on the sides of Lego building blocks using a black sharpie pen. Fill your container of choice with the personalized building blocks and add our fun, colorful and FREE printable tag available below.
I would love to hear some of the ideas you came up with for activities in the comments below!