Parents have one of the hardest jobs there is – loving, raising, and teaching their children. A parent’s relationship with their child play a huge role in their child’s development. Although we should be sure we show appreciation for our parents every day, celebrating Father’s Day is a great way to go above and beyond to recognize dads for being present and for taking an active role in their child’s development.
Here are a few Father’s Day traditions you can start this year:
Create homemade gifts: We love the idea of creating special homemade gifts for dad. Not only are there endless ideas you can come up with, most of the time the creation your child comes up with is adorable or hilarious and make a great keepsake to look back on years later. One gift idea that can be very special for dads would be to decorate a tie with all the things your children love about dad. This is a great keepsake to look back on.
Go on a trip: Take time as a family and visit a place that dad or the family has been wanting to go but never seem to have the time. You can stay overnight or for a long weekend. Enjoy visiting new restaurants, exploring new places and having fun together as family.
Enjoy a meal together: Check to see if his favorite restaurant hosts a special Father’s Day brunch and make reservations for the family! If you know he would prefer to stay in and enjoy time together, bring brunch or dinner to dad. Invite the family over to celebrate all the dads together or keep it more intimate with just your immediate family. Sometimes a homemade meal that was created with love is better than any dish you may have at a restaurant – especially when it gets the whole family involved. Give your children age appropriate tasks, and create a special meal for dad together.
Give him a plant: Plant a new flower or plant in your family garden. Children can help with watering the plant and enjoy some quality time with dad while helping it grow. Add a marker near the plant that says what type of plant it is along with the year you’ve Each year, you can add something new
Go on an adventure: Each year, plan a fun adventure that will be fun for everyone, but that is more geared towards dad, his passions and things he loves to do and maybe can’t do as often as he’d like. Go on a hike as a family, visit a museum, or catch a sporting event. Think about what hobbies he enjoys outside of her every day responsibilities and enjoy the activity as a family. Take photos and create a scrapbook of the adventures you’ve taken celebrating throughout the years.
“Me Time”: Parents love spending time with their families but every now and then it’s nice to enjoy some alone time. Celebrate Father’s Day together as a family with a fun activity, but maybe think about giving the gift of “me time” to dad as well! Think of an activity that he would enjoy doing alone or with friends or family he isn’t able to see often and send him off for the day or weekend to enjoy. This could be something as simple as enjoying a quiet afternoon enjoying a hobby he likes or an all-out “dad” day!
Happy Father’s Day to all the great fathers out there! We hope you have a special day!