Every year, Father’s Day provides a unique opportunity to celebrate the contributions that fathers make to our everyday lives. This year Father’s Day falls on Sunday June 17th, so it’s time to start thinking about what you’ll do for the special day. For those of us with children, there’s no better way to let dad know he is loved and appreciated by the whole family than to plan a fun day with the kids. Read this article to find cards, gift ideas, and family activities that are sure to make this Father’s Day one to remember.
Before the big day, get the kids involved by having them make a homemade gift for dad. Ask them to draw and colour a picture of their favourite memory with dad and write a message to him (either in their own handwriting or yours) telling them how much they love him. More advanced craftsmen, artists, and writers can make a “World’s Best Dad” trophy or certificate on the computer, or write a poem that tells him why he makes such a great dad. Another option is to personalise Father’s day cards with handwritten messages, voice recordings, and pictures of dad and the kids. Once the gifts are done, keep them tucked away somewhere he won’t find him so he’ll be surprised when the time comes.
On Father’s Day, you’ll want dad to feel special from the moment he wakes up to the moment he falls asleep. Tell your kids the plan is to treat him like king for the day. Have dad sleep in while you prepare breakfast; the kids can help by setting the table, serving as your official taste testers, and putting out their homemade gifts for dad. Wake dad up to eat breakfast and present him with the gifts, making sure the kids take turns telling dad about their favourite memories with him. In addition to his regular presents, give him coupons for you and the kids to take over his regular chores for the day. He’ll get a kick out of watching you lug out the trash and rinse the dishes while he props his feet up and watches TV.
Make the day extra fun by planning an activity that the whole family can do together. If your family loves films, make some popcorn just the way dad likes it and show a movie that celebrates fathers—think along the lines of Mr. Mom (1983), The Lion King (1994), The Pursuit of Happyness (2006), and We Bought a Zoo (2011). If you prefer to spend the day out of the house, go for a game of crazy golf—the whole family will have fun trying to putt around the sand traps and water obstacles. Afterwards, treat him to his favourite flavour of ice cream or another delectable dessert he loves.
Disclaimer – This is a guest post from Hallmark Cards
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