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Ways to Celebrate Father’s Day

Get Crafty 

Here are some great DIY gifts the kiddos can make to put a smile on their father’s face this Father’s Day.   

  • Create fun coupons by cutting rectangles out of paper and writing different things your dad might want in the future. Examples: 2 hours of tv remote time or help in the yard. 
  • Make a keychain using shrink paper or Shrinky Dinks. Color and design anything you want then bake it in the oven to shrink it down to a sturdy piece. Don’t forget to punch a hole in your design before you shrink it. When cool, add a key ring.  
  • It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s Super Dad! Discover how to make a cape for your superhero using an old t-shirt. Paint on the back using fabric paint or use a glue gun to attach fun trinkets. 
  • Take a framed photo and write “You Rock Dad!” in the bottom center of the frame. Then glue pretty rocks or stones around the sides. 
  • Use air dry clay to make a dish for keys and change. When Dad comes home, he’ll have his very own container to keep these important things in. You can use the bottom of a small planter or pot to shape the clay. Paint the dish or even make little fun clay creatures to glue on the side. 

Spend Time Together 

Whether it’s virtually or in person, enjoy some time with the special Dad in your life 

  • Host a movie night in the backyard and watch your dad’s favorite movie. Don’t forget to bring his favorite snacks. Discover how to create a cinema in your backyard and read our top-notch movie suggestions here. 
  • Can’t be together? Watch a movie together with “Netflix Party.” 
  • Share a meal over Zoom or Google Hangouts. It’s important to share some laughs and enjoy each other’s company. 
  • No matter what your father likes, make sure you reserve some time for Dear Ol Dad. Whether it’s fishing, painting, board games, golfing, or gardening, set aside some time to do what he enjoys. 
  • For a great list of virtual activities click here. 

Gifts for Dad 

  • Make dad a playlist. Gather all of his favorite songs and compile an awesome playlist that mean something to both of you. Here are some feel-good songs he might enjoy. 
  • Order his favorite dessert or food and have it delivered to him. Nothing says “I love you” like a plate full of someone’s favorite meal. 
  • Check out this list of sentimental dad gifts, or this list of dad gifts under $50 

Backyard Games  

Enjoy some time with Dad in the backyard with these games.  

  • Create your own backyard bowling alley. Paint ten 2-liter soda bottles and line them up. Then grab a tennis ball and hope for a strike. If you don’t have plastic bottles you can substitute them for toilet paper rolls. 
  • There are several fun games you can easily order online include cornhole, giant Jenga, or ladder toss.  
  • Create your own version of ring toss. Grab 2-3 different sized buckets and drill or nail them into a fence or wooden post. Then all you need is ping pong balls, pool rings, or anything else you can try to toss into the bucket. The more difficult the bucket the more points you get. 
  • Bean bag ladder toss. Set up a ladder outside and take several steps back. Take your bean bags and try to throw them between the rungs. Each opening can be worth different amount of points.

Let There be Dad Jokes 

Write a bunch of your favorite dad jokes on sticky-notes and post them all over your home. Nothing says I love you like a ton of cheesy jokes. 

  • If you want to go fishing, just let minnow. Fishing you a Happy Father’s Day! 
  • How does a penguin build a house? Igloos it together. 
  • I want to tell you a joke about paper but it’s tearable.  
  • Never buy anything with velcro, it’s a total rip-off. 
  • What happens to an illegally parked frog? It gets toad. 

Happy Father’s Day!