By Sheyla Fairley
Celebrated on the third Sunday in June, Father’s Day is a day to honor and celebrate fathers and father figures to recognize the contribution they made in the lives of their children. While we share a special bond with mom, the bonds with our dads can be just as special.
Celebrating this holiday can look different for everyone involved. Whether that’s spending quality time together or searching for the best gift ever for him, try out some of these great Father’s Day activities to bring plenty of opportunities for family fun.
Classic card for dad
First and foremost is to send your dad the standard card for this day. Remember that the card can be store-bought or homemade, but also get creative. Share your gratitude with him by writing something personal inside. It doesn’t have to be great in length, just enough to show that you care. Or, even illustrate something inside the card.
Help him with his tasks
Your dad may have some home improvement projects he’s been meaning to get to, so it would be much appreciated if he had your assistance in checking them off his to-do list. Or, if you’re up for it, try tackling any (safe) projects he has left on your own.
Host a cookout
My dad is always finding an excuse to throw something on the grill every other weekend. If your dad is the same way, it would be best to let him break in those new utensils he got for the barbeque. Not that I’m complaining, since there’s always an opportunity to get the family together and for delicious food.
Have a sports day
Challenge him with mini sports competitions ranging from basketball to dancing. As an alternative, you guys can spend the day watching his favorite sports team at home or buy tickets to take your dad out to watch the game in-person.
Make him breakfast in bed
Breakfast in bed isn’t only reserved for mothers. Make your dad feel special by treating him to some of his favorite meals made with love while he rests to start off the day.
Explore the great outdoors
Does your dad enjoy nature? If the weather is nice, go with him on a hike along his favorite trails where you’ll spot different plants and animals along the way. Spend time out on the water by going fishing, boating, or swimming. Plan a camping trip in your own backyard or by heading to a campsite where you’ll ultimately end up telling stories around the campfire.
Have a movie night
Grab some snacks and settle in for a movie marathon! Spend the time watching movies that make you appreciate your bond even more. Don’t forget to let dad pick out some of the films since it is his day after all.
Take a walk down memory lane
Ask your dad to share some of his fondest memories with you. He’ll get sentimental about getting the chance to talk about the good old days and you’ll get to know more about your dad. Turn it into a bonding session where each of you share some of your cherished memories and get to learn something new about each other in return.