Create a Father’s Day Treasure Hunt

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Want to do something special for Father’s Day?

Perhaps now a little short on time?

Here’s a a gift he will remember, won’t take much time and costs nothing. It’s also an experiment for you to see how this kind of giving makes you feel.

All you have to do is come up with 5-10 specific things you really love about your father, and then make a treasure hunt for him to find them.

You can come up with the list yourself, solicit ideas from friends and family, or help your child create a list for Papa.

Make the list and handwrite or print each item out.

You might include what you appreciate about how your father is with others (like “When walking with people who go at a slower pace, you slow yourself down to stay with them”) or you can remind him of experiences you treasure (pictures can be great reminders too!).

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The clues don’t have to be challenging but it adds an extra dimension of fun to “discover” a treasure about yourself.

When you give him his Father’s Day card, include the first clue. The treasure hunt adds a bit of intrigue and can happen at home or in a park or restaurant.

If you live far away, you can coordinate with someone nearby to hid his treasures, or send each one in a separate e-mail throughout the day.

Reflect

While you’re thinking of things you love about your Father, and as you watch him discover these jewels about himself, notice how you’re feeling. What did this gift give back to you?

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