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8 Things to Do as a Family on Father's Day

No plans for Father's Day yet? Let your dad know how special he truly is with these thoughtful activities he'll love!

Maria Bailey · about 1 month ago

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Where would we be without our dads? We can always depend on them to be there for us — and tell the occasionally cheesy dad joke to make us laugh. Dads do so much for us, and Father's Day is a chance for us to show them how grateful we are! Plan something special with the fam and create memories in the process with these fun-filled activities on his special day. 

1. Make Dad Breakfast in Bed

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Treat dad to breakfast in bed to get the day started in the best way possible! It'll give him a chance to sleep in and give you a chance to whip up something delicious in the kitchen! These kid-friendly breakfast recipes are not only easy to make but downright delicious. *Chef's kiss!*

2. Get Outside

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June 20th is Father's Day, but do you know what else it is? The first day of summer, meaning it's a wonderful time to enjoy the beautiful weather with your favorite people. Enjoy a family day date outside to spend quality time with Dad and with nature! Whether you take him on a hike or go on a leisurely bike ride on a designated biking trail, there are so many ways you can enjoy the day in the sunshine and the great outdoors. Make sure to pack sunscreen, water, and snacks for your adventure.

3. Create a Keepsake

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Make a Father's Day scrapbook filled with drawings and sweet photos of dad and the fam, or create a DIY Father's Day shadowbox filled with special mementos such as photos, ticket stubs, and drawings. This project is a great chance to get creative as a family while crafting something truly unique and sentimental for dad. Relive memories while creating a keepsake Dad will treasure!

4. Send Dad on a Sentimental Scavenger Hunt

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This one is for the dads who love a good challenge! Create a scavenger hunt by planting clues all around the house, where he'll discover sentimental gifts for each clue he cracks along the way. 

5. Start a Photoshoot Tradition

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Family traditions create even stronger bonds, making an annual Father's Day photoshoot a wonderful activity to give everyone all the feels! Not to mention, Dad will be oh-so-proud looking back on how much his kids have grown over the years. If you happen to be celebrating fathers, grandfathers, and even great grandfathers this year together, take a multigenerational photo in honor of their special day!

6. Play Outdoor Team Sports With the Fam

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It’s game on for all the sport-loving dads out there! Gather the fam to play a fun team sport that will put dad in his element. Whether it's volleyball, badminton, flip toss, ring toss, frisbee, or water blasters, there’s plenty of team fun to be had.

7. Plan a Father's Day Feast

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Now that you've worked up an appetite, nothing beats a family feast! Whether he's into nachos, brownies, coffee, or pizza, there's a recipe kids can make just for Dad: Here are some delicious recipes to take your Father's Day meal to the next level. 

8. Let Dad Choose His Favorite Way to Spend the Day

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Give your papa the fun-filled day of his dreams with these Father’s Day coupons he can redeem for special activities with his kids — and maybe a little bit of alone time. Cut up these ideas into slips of paper Dad can choose to make his Sunday schedule, or create your own coupons to give Dad his best day ever.