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🤢😂😚 Your dad is your personal superhero—strong, knowledgeable, and motivating—so it's no wonder you want to make him feel loved on his special day. Father's Day is always the third Sunday of June in the United States, which is Sunday, June 19, 2022.XResearch source This holiday can be celebrated in tons of ways with food, adventures, and hugs. If you’re looking for ways to celebrate Father’s Day, look no further! We’ve got a list of things you can do with your dad to show how much you love him.
1 1 of 28:Have a picnic. Download Article
- Sit on a picnic blanket for some wholesome, quality time with dad. When in doubt, plan a picnic! This relaxing and easy-to-plan activity involves food, ambiance, and good company—making it perfect for Father’s Day. Simply pack your dad’s favorite foods in a picnic basket, travel to the desired picnic spot, sit, eat, and talk.
- You don’t have to travel far to have a picnic. Set the picnic blanket up in your living room on a rainy day, or lay it out on your front lawn to watch the cars drive by.
2 2 of 28:Go on a camping trip. Download Article
- Travel to a scenic park or camp out in the backyard for a fun adventure. Pitch a tent, make a fire, and roast marshmallows or hotdogs. You can even sing campfire songs or tell scary stories together. There’s nothing quite like sleeping under the stars with your dad on his special day. Your bond is sure to grow!XResearch source
3 3 of 28:Finish a puzzle together. Download Article
- Put together a lasting memory while spending time with your dad.Puzzles are the perfect gift for dads that love a good mind game. Not only are they fun, but your dad could even frame the finished product when you’re done!
- Buy him a puzzle featuring his favorite sports team or superhero, or order one custom-made with a picture of you and him together.
4 4 of 28:Put on a talent show. Download Article
5 5 of 28:Go on a scavenger hunt. Download Article
- Hide clues and prizes around the house for dad to find. This is a fun activity for kids and adults alike. Set up a scavenger hunt by writing out clues that rhyme and/or pertain to your dad. When he follows all the clues, he’ll be led to a super special present.
- Your first clue card could say something like, "Today is a celebration all about you. And we’ve planned a scavenger hunt to do! You’ll find your next clue where we grew," and lead to a doorway marked with heights.
6 6 of 28:Complete a task he’s been meaning to do. Download Article
- Help your dad out with chores around the house. There’s no better way to show your dad how much you appreciate him than by taking away some of the workload. If he’s been meaning to mow the lawn for a week now, do it yourself. Something this small can make a huge difference.
- Pay close attention to what your dad does at home. If he normally does the dishes, offer to do them on Father’s Day (or any day).
7 7 of 28:Gift him something homemade. Download Article
8 8 of 28:Create a photo slideshow. Download Article
- Make a virtual slideshow with lots of photos of your dad. It can be photos from when he was young or photos of his time being your dad. Looking at photos together can be a great way to reminisce over fun memories.
- Try flipping through old family photo albums or boxes to gather pictures for your presentation.
9 9 of 28:Have a family game night. Download Article
- Play a board game with your dad to make lasting memories. A little friendly competition can get you, your dad, and the whole family laughing! Let dad pick the game and go from there.XResearch source
- Setting up a game of charades with words and phrases all focused on dad can be a fun and silly way to get the game night rolling.
10 10 of 28:Organize a family barbecue. Download Article
- Treat dad to his favorite meats on Father’s day. Nothing says dad and summer more than a good old barbecue! Fire up the grill, call up the family, and set out the beers because it’s time to celebrate dad.XResearch source
11 11 of 28:Challenge him to a video game tournament. Download Article
- Give your dad a day where you play nothing but video games together. For some, this will be the best present ever! Take everything else off your dad’s schedule and get to gaming. See who can have the most wins in each game, only stopping to grab snacks and take quick breaks because you’re both in it to win it.
12 12 of 28:Watch sports with him. Download Article
13 13 of 28:Challenge him at a sport. Download Article
- Bet your dad that he won’t be able to beat you in hoops. Get outside and have some friendly competition with your old man. Play one-on-one or get the whole family involved! You could even have a prize set up for him if he wins.XResearch source
- Keep him playing with a silly bet like the loser has to jump in the lake, or the winner gets an ice cream sundae.
- Play whatever sport your dad likes! Maybe that’s basketball, baseball, football, or soccer.
14 14 of 28:Make him breakfast in bed. Download Article
- Treat your dad to breakfast in bed this Father’s Day. Dad works extra hard to make sure you’re happy, so show him how much you appreciate it by letting him sleep through that alarm. Cook up his favorite breakfast foods, and bring them to him on a tray.
- Add an extra special touch to his breakfast by setting a homemade card next to his orange juice.
15 15 of 28:Bake him his favorite treat. Download Article
- Sweeten dad up by making him a special dessert. Who doesn’t like to be spoiled, especially on their special day? Make your dad his favorite sweet treat for Father’s Day and decorate it to show him how much you love him.
16 16 of 28:Cook him his favorite meal. Download Article
- Make dad feel extra special by taking care of dinner. Chances are, your dad has a meal he loves more than anything else—so cook it for him! This day is all about him, so serve up his favorite sides and dressings.
- Subtly ask your dad days (or even months) before Father’s Day about his favorite meal. This way, he won’t suspect a thing, and you’ll know what to shop for.
17 17 of 28:Have fun outdoors. Download Article
- Take time to unplug and explore the great outdoors. Sometimes all a dad wants for Father’s Day is quality time with loved ones, so give him that and more! Push those phones, computers, and TVs aside and get outside.XResearch source Check out some of these outdoor activities you can do together as a family:
18 18 of 28:Watch a movie with him. Download Article
19 19 of 28:Give ax-throwing a try. Download Article
- Try something new, adventurous, and dangerous with dad. Ax throwing has taken the world by storm and is a great way to get out some anger and have fun. If your dad’s been in a tough place lately, buy him a soda and see who can hit the bullseye first.
- Ax throwing may not be the best activity for younger children.
20 20 of 28:Go to an escape room. Download Article
- Crack the code and escape the room for some family fun. This Father’s Day, invite the whole family on an excursion that requires teamwork. Escape rooms are a great bonding activity, and you’re sure to make lasting memories and laugh until you cry.
- Find escape rooms near you by searching "escape rooms near me" online.
21 21 of 28:Play mini-golf together. Download Article
- Bring your dad to a mini version of his favorite sport. If your dad loves golfing with his buddies on the weekends, treat him to an even funnier and more exciting version of the game. This is a great activity for all ages, and, with indoor and outdoor mini-golf places, it’s perfect for any weather.
- Search "mini golf near me" online to see where you can play in your area.
- Check out GroupOn to find local deals and coupons.
22 22 of 28:Go bowling. Download Article
- Take your dad bowling one-on-one or with the family. This is a fun and competitive way to spend leisure time with dad. Plus, there’s bound to be great food and retro vibes. You can also take the time between sets to ask your dad questions and have a conversation.
- Call your local alley to see if they have any Father’s Day deals.
23 23 of 28:Attend a concert. Download Article
- Jam out with dad to celebrate his special day. If your dad loves music, he’s sure to love this! Gift your dad concert tickets on Father’s Day or attend a musical event on the holiday. You’ll both be able to bond, and you might even find that your dad’s favorite band is your new favorite band.
24 24 of 28:Take a class together. Download Article
- Learn something new with your dad on Father’s Day. If your dad is one to pick up hobbies left and right, appease his curious mind by enrolling him in a one-day class. Maybe you learn to make pasta, mold clay, or paint together. Simply choose an activity or skill your dad would love.
25 25 of 28:Go on a road trip. Download Article
26 26 of 28:Take a family vacation. Download Article
- Get the whole family together for an epic adventure. Is there someplace your dad’s always wanted to go? Something he’s always wanted to do? Treat him to it for Father’s Day! Go big and visit another state or country, or have a staycation in a neighboring town with lots to do.
- Take the trip on Father’s Day or slip tickets into your dad’s card to gift a later trip.
27 27 of 28:Volunteer together. Download Article
- Give back to the community on Father’s Day.Volunteering will not only let you bond with your dad over a shared cause, but it’ll also give you both the opportunity to help dads and families in need. Go to a local soup kitchen or national park to put your love back into the community.
28 28 of 28:Ask him about your family’s history. Download Article
- Learn more about your dad’s childhood this Father’s Day. It may seem simple, but gathering around to share stories makes for a great time and history lesson. Ask your dad what his favorite things to do were as a kid, if he had a favorite band, or what memories he cherishes of his father.XResearch source
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- QuestionCan Father's Day be a birthday for some person in your life?wikiHow Staff EditorStaff Answer
- QuestionWhat if my dad hates gifts?wikiHow Staff EditorStaff Answer
- QuestionWhat if he likes to play video games but my brother is to young to play them?wikiHow Staff EditorStaff Answer
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- QuestionWhat is the best time to give my father the card I made and the gift?Community AnswerGive it to him whenever he has free time and isn't busy doing other things.
- QuestionI want to make breakfast for him, but he wakes up at 5:30 every morning to start cooking! How can I do it for him, but secretly?Community AnswerWake up even earlier than he does to make breakfast, or consider making something that keeps well, and make it the night before. For example, bake breakfast muffins.
- QuestionCan you make something out of paper?Community AnswerYou can make anything. It's the thought that counts.
- QuestionIf cooking can't be done, what else could I do to make him happy?Community AnswerYou can plan a surprise party for him or you can give him a card or gift. If he likes the outdoors, maybe you could go on a hike together. Of course, you could always just ask him what he'd like to do!
- QuestionWhat can I do to correct my mistake if I forget Father's Day?Community AnswerYou should apologize to your father. Ask him how you can make it up to him, or think of ways that you can make it up to him on your own. Try talking to him about having his own special Father's day on a different day. Whatever you do, don't forget it again next year.
- QuestionWhat do you think about going fishing with my dad as a Father's day activity?Community AnswerIf fishing is something that your father enjoys, it would probably be a great activity that you could do together to celebrate his day.
- Don’t be afraid to tell your dad how much you care. Sharing with him that he’s important to you and you appreciate him will truly make his day.
- You don’t have to fill the entire day with activities. Pick one or two things, but ultimately let your dad decide when the fun is done. If he wants to hit the sack early, let him—it’s his day after all, and you just gave him the best Father’s Day yet!
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To celebrate Father's Day, try making your dad a card and writing a note inside letting him know how much you appreciate him. You can also surprise him with his favorite meal, whether it's breakfast in bed or a nice dinner when he gets home from work. If your dad has a list of chores he usually does, like doing dishes, mowing, or taking out the trash, do them for him on Father's Day so he can just relax! To learn how to plan a party or a family outing for Father's Day, keep reading!
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