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Fun Father's Day Ideas For The Whole Family

June 10, 2013

With Mother’s Day in the past and summer quickly approaching us, it can only mean that Father’s Day is just around the corner. Whether you’re a dad or you’re looking to show some love for your own dad, we have some ideas that can help to make it a day to remember. Show Dad your appreciation with some of our ideas for having a special Father’s day with the whole family!

Have Brunch At Home

If you’re a dad and you don’t usually cook, suggest staying in and cooking brunch together as a family. There are plenty of easy meals to get the whole family involved in the process. Even if it sounds better to sit back on the couch and wait for your special Father’s Day brunch to be ready, you will still have fun while experiencing family time in the kitchen.

Visit A State Park

Whether you make a whole weekend out of it or you decide to spend the day traveling and exploring your home state, you and your family will have a blast while enjoying some time outdoors in the warm June weather. Plus, hours in the car with the family will keep Dad entertained all day!

If driving isn’t ideal, have a BBQ at the beach or in your own backyard for some laid back family fun.

Play Board Games

Board games are loved among many, and there’s always a game to fit everyone’s personality. Great family games to play are Scattergories, Apples to Apples, Scrabble, or maybe even a traditional game of Monopoly. Whatever you play, just make sure Dad gets to pick.

Spend A Day At The Lake

If Dad likes the outdoors, spend the day out on the water. Whether Dad wants to fish, cruise on the boat, or just get a sun tan, it’s an activity that the whole family won’t be able to turn down, especially if it’s a nice summer day!

Watch Family Videos

Dad wouldn’t be a Dad without the kids, so use the day to remember what it was like to become a parent. Watch old family videos from when the kids were little and get out all the photo albums. Father’s Day is a time to celebrate being a dad!

Visit The Mall

Make sure you make Dad a card or you buy him one, but if you want to treat him to something great, take him to the mall and let him pick out his own gift. When Dad goes shopping, he is probably picking up something for dinner and trying to get out as fast as possible. Let him take his time to pick out a gift that he normally wouldn’t buy for himself.

Find A Family-Friendly Activity To Enjoy

Whether you take the whole family out and you go bowling, mini golfing, swimming, or you play catch or basketball, it’s a fun activity that Dad and the whole family will love. Some other ideas include tennis, biking, or maybe just going to the movies.

Look For Summer Festivals

Summer is the time for festivals, so check out the calendars of the communities around you to see what fun things are available. Some might include kid-friendly concerts, art fairs or community-pride celebrations.

Give Dad A Hand With Cleaning Out The Garage

A garage is a man’s paradise, but if it’s packed with clutter and nothing can be found, it can be tough to relax or get any jobs done. If Dad has a car parked in the garage that he no longer uses, encourage him to donate it to Wheels For Wishes, benefiting Make-A-Wish. You can help him clean out the car and get it ready for donation.

Since it’s easy to donate a car, Dad won’t have to worry about a thing! To donate a car to Wheels For Wishes, benefiting Make-A-Wish, please call 1-855-278-9474 or fill out our easy online vehicle donation form. Both ways only take a minute of your time, but the benefits are endless!

Have Fun

Whatever shows up on the agenda for Father’s Day, remember to have fun and enjoy the company of others. It’s finally summer, the sun is hopefully shining, and it’s the perfect time to show your dad some appreciation.

If you have other men you look up to, don’t leave them out of the celebration. There are plenty of people you can share Father’s Day with, and it doesn’t have to be expensive or over-the-top. The thought is what is important.  

If you have other ideas for family fun on Father’s Day, share your ideas on our Facebook or Twitter pages. We would love to hear your thoughts!

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