DIY Father’s Day Gift from Kids

This DIY Father’s Day gift from kids contains 30 inexpensive ideas.  The FREE Father’s Day Printable include 30 inexpensive ideas for Dad in a “Book of Experiences to Celebrate Time with Dad”. There are 30 words, all verbs, all focused on “doing” rather than “spending”.  These words are included on each page of the Book of Experiences. Follow along day by day, or randomly choose your experience.

DIY Father's Day Coupon Book Main

These gifts are not gifts of material but are gifts of time, of experience, and of presence. I purposely left the verbs open ended so that you may complete the phrase in any way that works for your family. You can make it as specific or as general as you wish.

Inexpensive Father's Day Gifts

“People never learn anything by being told, they have to find out for themselves.” ~ Paulo Coelho

DIY Father’s Day Gift from Kids

I created this list with the idea that we need to have experiences with each other, that a material gift is soon forgotten, while an experience can be life defining.  I made this list into a DIY Book of Experiences Celebrating Time with Dad. The tutorial for the “coupon” book for Father’s Day is as follows:

father's day coupon book collage


Materials & Approach

I brainstormed with my oldest son about the things he likes TO DO with his Dad. I made a list into which I created the DIY Experiences Book Printable to print out for my husband on Father’s Day. Here is why you can do:


Pretty simple, right? Here is the list:

Book of Experiences for Father's Day


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Marnie began Carrots Are Orange in 2010 after the birth of her first son. Carrots Are Orange is a Montessori inspired learning and living blog for parents and educators. She hails from Maine, a wonderfully down to earth place to grow up. Marnie moved to the west coast in 1999, currently living east of Seattle with her husband and three young boys. She is pursuing Montessori certification. Her work has been featured on Apartment Therapy, PBS Kids, BabyCenter, the Melissa & Doug blog, and


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