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The brthday preasent that would make a good fathers day one.

June 8th, 2007 at 04:43 pm

Actually I know myself, when I had the idea I did it that day, I didn't trust myself to wait till his birthday or fathers day! but here it is:

1. The treasure map. The kids picked a treasure...we are poor (less than 15% tax bracket here) and besides I wanted the treasure NOW. So we wrote a poem..something corny:

We decided to play
like pirates today,
and bury a treasure
just for play.
We donít have money,
not much stuff.
But we do have love,
hope itís enough!


And really play and play and today..bit redundant, but since he thought it was mostly my 5 year old he didn't complain.

I printed the poem and had the kids decorate the page.

Then we drew a map of the house and yard, and dug a couple holes. One to put the treasure in (we actually put the paper in a zip lock, and that zip lock in a peanut butter container....cleaned out). The other holes were to make life less easy on my husband.

Then I took the map and buried it in a bit of mud, wiped it off on the grass, and crumpled it a up a bunch of times.

Then I tore it in four pieces and put one in each kid's pocket plus one in mine.

He had to put the map together decipher it (no neat labels) and find the right hole, then dig it up.

He loved it Smile.

2. For his birthday (OK fine the day before) My son asked to make him a "hunt where you find a hint and that leads you to another hint" So we did, I took the cards they all made and put them in a zip lock (handy things zip locks) then we decorated door hangers, one side had the kids pictures, the other had a clue.

I put the first on the door in from the garage (that he normally comes in on) and the others around the house.

Your clues will have to vary, and they don't have to be easy or rhyme, mine were.

---Look for games and fun to find clue number one (hanging where we keep games)

----For clue number two look for a shoe.

Then the final one was 'head out the door' and I put that zip lock sticking out of the grill (cause I didn't know what number rhymed with grill....never claimed creativity here.)

They made extra door hangers so we had some 'nopes' in case the clue wasn't obvious enough (or to use up time with kids who love to draw...whichever)

Anyway if you happen to have a husband like mine, either hunt would work well for Fathers day.

Edit oh yeah if you do fathers day with multiple generations you could bury a 'treasure' for each father...then let them try to find the right one.

6 Responses to “The brthday preasent that would make a good fathers day one.”

  1. pretty cheap jewelry Says:
    1181326988

    very very creative and memories your child will keep when he's a father (TAKE pictures and write about it in his BABY book!!)

  2. fern Says:
    1181327414

    I think that's adorable and very sweet and very creative. Yes, hope you took pictures of the 'hunt.'

  3. princessperky Says:
    1181327831

    err..umm..no sorry no pictures....

    And doesn't this blog count as a baby book?

  4. homebody Says:
    1181352577

    I LOVE it! What a great idea. YD already had Wedding Crashers and then her husband's sister gave him one for Christmas so she is giving a copy to my DH since he will watch that movie over and over anytime it is on HBO.

  5. monkeymama Says:
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    Interesting. My dh really wanted to do one of those with BM (he'll be 4 next month). When he was mentioning it I really thought BM would be too young to enjoy. But maybe not!!! Well we'll see...

  6. nanamom Says:
    1181476709

    That is awesome!! I want to copy that for playgroup!!

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