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5 Activities to Do with Dad This Father’s Day

Father’s Day has officially snuck up on us. For those of you who still don’t know, Father’s Day is this Sunday the 20th. Caught off guard? Here are some great activities to do with Dad to let him know you care; he doesn’t even have to know the plan was last minute.

Parents spend countless hours and untold amounts of money documenting all our childhood milestones yet never seem to find the time to enjoy them after the fact. Take this Father’s Day as an opportunity to break out the family photo albums or home videos. Dad will appreciate a relaxing day on the couch with his most loved ones reminiscing about all the good times you’ve had together while simultaneously creating a new memory.


We all remember the numerous hours Dad has spent building, fixing, maintaining and securing all of our various tree houses, swing sets and other toys. Give him a break this Sunday and be his handyman (or woman) for a change. Keeping your skill level in mind, mow the lawn, do the dishes, sweep the patio or even change the oil in his car. He will love having the extra free time to do what he wants to do this weekend.


If Dad is the outdoorsy type, get the whole family in the yard or to a park and have a full scale water fight. Gather all the water accessories at your disposal: water balloons, water guns, hoses, even buckets or sponges and get soaked! You could even mix the fun with something productive like washing the car in your driveway. Either way, it’s a perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon together, especially as the warm summer temperatures set in.


Most Dads never have enough time to watch their favorite sports. Provided that they’re in town, get some last minute tickets to your home baseball team’s Sunday game. No matter where your seats are, Dad will love spending the day outdoors watching sports with his family. Make sure he really takes the day off though; do all the snack and drink running yourself. If there’s no game in town, organize a family sport. Head down to the playground or park and play a rousing game of basketball, softball, kickball, catch or come up with your own sport.

Young children and adult family members will get a kick out of this indoor activity. Stage a production of a “What I Like About Dad” play. Have everyone come up with their favorite things about Pops and then act them out for him. All participants will have to take turns playing Dad, sure to bring a smile to his face.


No matter how old you are, Dad’s favorite thing to do is spend time with his children. Whether you are all grown up or need to plan an activity with the kids, Dad is sure to be happy simply spending quality time with his family.