Usually on Father’s Day I never know what to get for hubby from the kids. But now that the boys are older and more interested in giving gifts, it’s been a lot of fun. And I have a new focus for Father’s Day Gifts – ones that are fun-fill and Dad-approved, and help dads enjoy spending time with the kids!
Shake it up in the kitchen with your kids
In our house, dad makes a lot of weekend breakfasts (I know, I am blessed!). Eggs are generally on the menu for these times, and nobody makes a hard-boiled egg like my hubby. But peeling all those eggs… well, the Negg, AKA “The World’s Greatest Egg Peeler,” makes getting those sticky peels off the egg faster and more fun! This tiny gadget is on my own must-have list because I hate when I end up with a chopped up egg because the shell sticks! Just a little water in the Negg, then shake-shake-shake (which kids love to do), and suddenly the shell peels off easy-like-Sunday-morning!
Check out my 4 year old peeling eggs on Instagram:
Also, I love that the Negg was invented by Connecticut parents! Close to home and a very cool invention! Retails for $17.99, but check out deals on their website.
Little messes get a little easier to clean with e-cloth
Our kids make messes. And sometimes playing with our kids makes a mess. Sometimes it’s the thought of mess that keeps us from really getting into the fun-loving part of parenting. But messes with littles can get a little easier to clean with e-cloth’s General Purpose Cloth or Chemical-Free Toy and Nursery cloth. These durable cleaning clothes can remove dirt, grease, and oil, but most importantly for parents of young kids, it also removes 99% of bacteria from hard surfaces. And that’s with just water – so no need to worry about harsh chemicals! Plus, guaranteed for 300 machine washes! Don’t let a little dirt stop the dads from having fun – hand them an e-cloth!
Find them online at www.ecloth.com for $7.99 each!
Experiment with your kids!
We’re a big science family here, since Dad is a chemistry teacher. Science gets “crazy fun” with The Crazy Scientist LAB sets by The Purple Cow. These activity card sets offer over a dozen experiments and materials for each to promote STEM concepts, so it’s easy to get a science lab going in your kitchen! I checked out two of the newest kits and liked what I saw:
Young Survivor – Dads can teach their kids basic survival skills like distilling and purifying water. Or how to generate water from plants. Older kids can learn to light a fire without matches, or build a solar stove. Not only do they get hands-on know-how, but they’ll also learn the scientific principles behind each skill! For ages 6+, $20.
Optical Illusions – What you see… might not be what you get! Dads can wow their kids with cool optical illusions AND the scientific answers behind why our vision can boggle the mind! Ages 6+, $20.
Snacking fun for dads on the go with Think Jerky
Dads use up a lot of energy when horsing around and going places with kids (okay, so do moms!). While the kids are snacking on their beloved granola bars and goldfish crackers, give the dads a more grown-up treat with Think Jerky! Read the label on most jerky out there, and you’ll be disappointed to find it’s full of sugar or fillers. Think Jerky, though is chef-crafted from grass-fed beef and free-range turkey. Gluten-free, nitrite-free, and GMO-free, this is a protein-packed snack to keep dad running! Single serve bags of Think Jerky are perfect for on-the-go fuel-ups! Paleo friendly flavors include: Ginger Orange, Siracha Honey, Thanksgiving, Sweet Chipotle, and Classic.
Find Think Jerky on Amazon: 5-pack for $24.95, or a sampler 8-pack for $39.95.
Travel safely with your kids!
I see dads out and about with their kids more than ever these days – which I think is wonderful! Swim lessons, the park, museums. It always makes me smile to see dads spending time with their little ones! And as most of us travel around in cars here in the US, dads would love a great car seat that keeps their child safely secure, while also keeping their car classy and stylish! Diono car seats are one of our favorites for several reasons: fits three across, full steel frame (meaning they expire in 10 years, not the typical 5-8), and goes from infant to elementary school with your child!
More reasons for dads to love Diono car seats?
- Made with full steel frame, aluminum reinforced sides, and energy-absorbing EPS memory foam
- Folds flat for travel
- Comfortably seats rear-facing children from 5-45 lbs
- Accommodates forward-facing children up to 80 lbs in a 5-point harness
- Converts to booster mode for kids 50-120 lbs
- Available in some really classy new colors like Black Cobalt, Black Plum, and Black Scarlet!
Check out more ideas for Father’s Day gifts:
- Win “most creative” Father’s Day Gift Giver this year
- Father’s Day Grilling Menu
- Father’s Day Craft Ideas
- Hack an old digital frame for Father’s Day!
- Father’s Day Menu Planning Guide
Whatever you get the dads in your life, just know that it’s ALWAYS the thought that counts. This year, I’m thinking about how much hubby enjoys playing with the kids and giving him some fun-filled Father’s Day Gifts to enjoy!
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