Daddy’s Zombie Survival Kit | Father’s Day Gift and Free Printable

daddy-zombie-survival-kitso, i hate to admit it, but before this week, i didn’t really know what exactly a zombie was. my boys and husband are constantly talking about a zombie apocalypse, and how we would be moving into Costco if there was one. they also play that iPad game, Plants vs. Zombies…and i hear every one talking about the hit show The Walking Dead. so you would think that i would have learned a bit about zombies. but i guess i didn’t really care to until now. apparently, they are pretty popular now days.

every year i make a special printable for Father’s Day to share with my readers. i have done a Father’s Day Star Wars printable, a Father’s Day Mustache Printable, a Father’s Day Angry Bird printable and i even made a Father’s Day La Luche Libre printable for my friend Pattie. this year, since all of my boys, including the hubby have been talking about zombies so much, i figured that i would make a Father’s Day Zombie Printable. apparently zombies are dead people who want to eat our brains. the only way to kill them is by killing their brain at the brain stem (i think). and if there was a zombie apocalypse we would need to take matters into our own hands and live off of what we had. we would need lots of supplies and rations to get us through the apocalypse.

so in keeping with that theme, we made a Daddy’s Zombie Survival Kit with all the things he may need if there ever was a zombie apocalypse. it was pretty fun to make, and the boys are super excited to give it to their dad. luckily…if you have a zombie loving dad or kids, i have included this Zombie Father’s Day printable for you to download as well!

to make the kit, you will need 7 sheets of colored card stock. i used wood textured kraft paper…i love how it looks. then just print out the printable on the card stock, cut out the labels and attach them to your gift items with tape, glue or twine.


i started off our kit, by buying a cool vintage bin to put all the survival items in. i was going to use an old tool box, which would have been great, but i thought this would work too. i tied a tag that said “Daddy’s Zombie Survival Kit” to the front of the basket. i have also included tags for Grandpa, Papa and Father, just in case you use a different name for your dad.


then i packed the kit with food items, utility items and a few fun things you could use for a “zombie apocalypse”.


for fun we got dad a new hat and called it “Brain Protection.” i guess zombies really like to eat brains…and we don’t want them to eat ours.


beef jerky, an energy bar and a bag of trail mix make good sustainable foods for when you are on the go. i got this great bag of trail mix at Target, and made the label to fit perfectly over the existing label.

besides food, you will also need some survival  items to get you through the hard times.


you will definitely need a knife to kill the zombies! how about getting dad a nice blade or pocket knife. i attached a nice one to a card with thick twine. i think it looks pretty cool. and our dad loves Duck Tape. he can make and repair most anything with it…so that was included in the zombie survival kit. plus a flashlight to see in the dark.


ammo (aka party poppers) and Pops! (little poppers of gun powder) will serve as ammunition against the zombies. these are really fun to play with dad…under the proper supervision that is!zombie-ammo-free-printables

and don’t forget to hydrate. water and energy drink are a must during a zombie apocalypse.

zombie-walking-dead-free-printable-water-bottle-coverswhen asking people about a zombie apocalypse and what you may need, someone jokingly said Twinkies…because they last forever. so yes, we got some.


to finish off our Father’s Day Zombie Survival Kit, i designed this fun card to give to dad. it says “Happy Father’s Day. Thank you for loving us even when we make you feel like a zombie.” it’s a fold-over card, so once you print it out, you can write a nice message to dad inside.


and with that, our entire Daddy’s Zombie Survival Kit is complete. of course you can add whatever you would like to your own, and change around the tags to go on whichever items you are giving your daddy. and if you do make one for your dad…i hope he enjoys it!

Happy Father’s Day

click here to download the Daddy’s Zombie Survival Kit

check out these other great Father’s Day Gift Ideas!
Star Wars Father’s Day Kit with Free Printable
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La Lucha Libre Father Day Gift and Free Printable
Angry Birds Father’s Day Kit and Free Printable
DIY Father’s Day Tie

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to my husband


seal beach with daddy

to Mr. Popsicleblog,
you have given my boys many important things in their little lives.


you are present in their lives, and have given them the love and attention needed to create a special bond that only a dad can have with their children.

my boys think you’re AWESOME. and…

The. Best. Dad. Ever.

thank you, and Happy Father’s Day.



Would your dad wear a tie like this?

you may think that people would laugh at dad wearing a tie like one of these. however, every year, the boys and i make their daddy a “new” custom tie to wear on Father’s Day and he gets quite the opposite reaction.

it may be because he wears it with pride, or that he just likes the attention, but each Father’s Day my husband makes quite the buzz. everyone comes up to check out his tie, and i hear the words “awesome” “rad” and “look how cute” from those admirers of his special Father’s Day gift.

DIY Father's Day Tie

not only is my husband filled with pride, showing-off his most prized possessions (his boys) displayed on his tie, but so are my kiddies. they are filled with joy seeing their daddy wear something they made…proudly showing it off to family and friends, making them feel loved, and happy that their daddy is happy.

DIY Father's Day Tie Gift Idea

and these ties my husband receives each year…they may be silly, might not be professional looking, and might have glitter a bits of feathers glued to them…but he loves them. because sometimes it’s the little gifts that matter most. Happy Father’s Day.


10 Awesome Gifts for Dad

Father’s Day is this weekend, and if you are still strying to figure out something for dad, i’ve rounded up ten Father’s Day gift ideas that a dad like ours would love to get this Father’s Day. our dad likes the outdoors, surfing, camping, swimming and to listen to music. most of our picks are great for a dad on-the-go. our dad is also an 8o’s child, so things with an old-school flair are just up his alley. i am pretty sure he would be stocked with any of these items.

10 Awesome Father's Day Gift Ideas

first up, C9 Workout Clothes, Gym Bag or Golf Set are great for any dad who likes to work out or who could use some activewear to run about his day. our dad has recently mentioned he wanted to start working out some, so i immediately thought of getting him some C9 gear. this is Target’s line of Champion Apparel, which you can get at awesome prices. i can tell you from experience that this workout gear is comfortable, stylish and has attractive pricing.

if your dad loves to surf like ours, a Sticky Bumps Car Air Freshener will help him feel like he is at the beach. it has a surf wax scent just like what you would smell while waxing your board. and a pair of Sanuk Shoes are a favorite of our dads because they feel like you are wearing flip flops, but with the look of shoes. he has also been eyeing a Sector 9 Long Board to cruise down the beach street. we would love to top off his beach experience with a Legacy Beach Cruiser by Schwinn, that surprising is only $129…a great price for a beach cruiser and a Schwinn at that. and if your dad would like to listen to his jams at the beach, this Eco Extreme Waterproof Portable Speaker Case would be right up his alley. not only will it protect his phone/ipod from the sand and water, it also floats…you can take it in the pool!

our dad plays the guitar…so how cool would it be for  him to make his own guitar picks from old credit cards and IDs with the Guitar Pick Punch. it just a fun thing he would think was cool. and we can bring back his childhood memories with these old-school game cartridges and controllers that have been refurbished into hard drives and flash drives. i especially like the Nintendo Game Controller Flash Drive and Sega Game Cartridge Hard Drive.

a couple of fun items our dad would get a kick out of…and my boys would love to give, would be these band inspired K’nex Figures. they are compatible with Legos, so your kids can have a Lego building marathon with dad and build a rockin’ concert stage. and this fun Star Wars comic style book “Darth Vader and Son” is full of hilarious little comics of the adventures of Vader raising his son.

1. C9 for Target Workout Clothes by Champion | 2. Sticky Bumps Air Freshener | 3. Sanuk® Mens Vagabond | 4. K’nex Live Nation Kiss Figures & K’nex Live Nation Yellow Submarine Figures | 5.  Sector 9 Long Board – Lava Flow Complete  | 6. Schwinn Beach Cruiser for Target | 7. Grace Digital Eco Extreme 3.5mm Aux Waterproof Portable Speaker Case    |  8. Custom Guitar Pick Maker | 9. Darth Vader and Son by Jeffrey Brown | 10. Old School Nintendo Computer Accessories

{This is not a sponsored post. All thoughts and opinions are my own. }

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Snake, Lizard and Frog Weekend at Discovery Science Center

celebrate father’s day weekend at Discovery Science Center’s Wildlife Rescue! this weekend, june 16th & 17th, there will be a visit from the Lizard Wizard! you will be able to enjoy a Lizard Wizard Reptile & Amphibian Show where you will take a hands-on journey into the fascinating world of reptiles, amphibians and arthropods. touch, hold and interact with real lizards, snakes and more during special presentations at 12pm and 2pm each day!
Tortoise Rescue Group 
visit with a local Tortoise Rescue Group at 1pm saturday, june 16th, learn about their rescue efforts right here in Southern California, and even touch and see a real desert tortoise!
 “A Game of Chance” Stage Show 
don’t miss our newest stage show just for summer! join Team Tiger or Team Rhino and earn points to win awesome prizes while learning about endangered animals.
 Scaly Snakes Learning Station 
do snakes blink? why do they shed their skin? Learn more about these beneficial pest control agents and why we need them in our Southern California community.
 Turtley Turtles Learning Station 
why is a turtle a reptile and not an amphibian? Can turtles actually crawl out of their shells? discover this and more during Discovery Science Center’s weekend program on reptiles and amphibians.
 Frogs and Toads Activity
learn more about our slimy friend, the frog, in this fun activity. make a frog craft headband to wear home while exploring how frogs breathe, eat, and “estivate.” what’s that? come find out!
 *activities & schedule subject to change without notice. 
visitors will receive one complimentary ticket to the OC Zoo and the Santa Ana Zoo! 
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Wildlife Rescue Exhibit Dates
May 26 through September 3, 2012
Wildlife Rescue is included with general admission to Discovery Science Center
General Science Center Admission:
Adults $14.95  •  Children (3-14) $12.95  •  Seniors (60+) $12.95
purchase tickets online to save $
click here for more information.
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