10 Ideas for Father’s Day Family Fun

Father’s Day and summer fun go together like…well, like kids and dads. Here are ten ideas for Father’s Day family fun. What does your family do?

  1. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, right? How about a plate of some of dad’s favorites like waffles or pancakes. Kids can slice soft fruits and set the table. Little hands can help both with food prep and clean-up afterwards.
  2. Strap on helmets and put feet on the pedals for a ride on bikes. Instead of Row, Row, Row Your Boat, you can sing…Ride, ride, ride your bikes,
    Gently down the route.
    Merrily, merrily, merrily,
    Life is but a hoot.Father's Day family fun
  3. Rather than helmets, grab a sun hat (hopefully not an umbrella) and head out for a hike.Walk , walk, walk your feet,
    Gently down the path.
    Merrily, merrily, merrily,
    Life is but a laugh.
  4. Any parks close to your house? Kicking a ball around the park is a game where no one has to keep score, because everybody wins.
  5. Pack some of dad’s favorite foods for a picnic. Being outside adds another level of taste and turns a meal into a celebration.adventures for kids
  6. Going thru the car wash cleans the outside of the car, but who does the inside? Although this doesn’t sound like play, when we all help it’s not work either. Fill a pail with soapy water for the outside, fill a bag with trash from the inside, and dad will get to take out a clean car on Monday morning.
  7. Weather sometimes means we need to have inside Father’s Day family fun instead of outside. Bowling is doable for wee ones and big ones.
  8. Father’s Day is just one day but a cookie in a lunch bag says, “We love you Dad!” A sort of edible hug, bake up a batch of cookies dad can take with him all week. Again, little hands can help with the dough and the dishes.
    cooking with kids
  9. Water is a sort of clean mess. Throw some towels and dry clothes in a laundry basket and put it right beside the door—inside that is. Fill up some water squirters and get ready for action. Ready, aim, and get wet.
  10. At the end of a busy, active day, how about a pizza and a movie with ice cream cones for dessert? Which one is dad’s favorite to watch?

Sometimes, families have traditions they like to do each year; sometimes, they like to try a new activity. Hope this list has an idea for some Father’s Day family fun at your house.


P.S. Special thoughts to the dads who are in the military and can’t be home with their families. We are thinking of you and sending hugs!


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