What You Need:
- Construction paper
- Colored markers
What You Do:
- Ask your child to decide the number of years that should be covered on the timeline. Depending on Dad’s age, suggest that the timeline cover the past 30-60 years. It’s always best to start a timeline at a particular century, half-century or decade (1900, 1950 or 1970).
- Help your child make a list of all of the significant events in Dad’s life and mark the years they occurred. Some examples are: birth, high school graduation, college, met mom, marriage, moves, children’s births, vacations, or anything else particularly important to him.
- Now it’s time for your child to create her timeline. Glue or tape 2-3 sheets of construction paper together. In black marker, draw the timeline and label years in 5 or 10 year intervals. For example, 1950, 1960, 1970, 1980, etc… Next, post the significant events in Dad’s life in a different color. Label the exact date and event.
- Encourage creativity! Have your child decorate the timeline with pictures of Dad, especially those related to the events on the timeline.
There you have it. A great gift for Dad, in practically no time at all!