Father’s Day is about honoring our dads for all they do for us each and every day of the year. While we often show our appreciation with a gift, the celebration of our fathers doesn’t have to stop there. Instead of focusing on expensive material gifts, think about fun ways that you can surprise your father with special activities that will celebrate him and allow you to spend time together all at once! Here are five fun Father’s Day activities to get you up and moving with dear old dad at your side!
1. Backyard Golfing
If the special dad in your life loves to hit the green, consider setting up a golf course in your backyard. You can work on your swing together with Wiffle® balls and you can practice your putting skills by using plastic cups in lieu of holes. This way you can tee up without having to make a tee time. Croquet and badminton make for fun activities as well!
2. Invent a Game
Come up with a new activity that your whole family can enjoy together for Father’s Day. You’ll earn bonus points if the game’s theme has something to do with dads or an activity your dad loves.
You could create a trivia game with questions on famous dads from the Bible. Or, you could quiz your family on famous dads from popular TV shows. Then there’s always the one-word story game where someone starts with a line like “There was once a dad who,” and then you go around the room and have each person add a single word to the story.
3. Off To The Egg Races
What family doesn’t love a little friendly competition? If you decided to try the backyard golfing with wiffle balls, you can reuse those wiffle balls for some more family fun. This time, you can use the wiffle balls for egg races by placing them in spoons and racing from one end of your backyard to the other.
4. Pin The Award On The Dad
Forget “Pin the Tail on the Donkey,” make this old game new again by giving it a Father’s Day theme. Take a picture of your dad and tape it up to a wall. Next, create an award for the “World’s Best Dad” using ribbon or construction paper. Finally, put on a blindfold and try pinning the award to the picture of your dad to see who can get closest to his chest.
5. Backyard Camping
Just because you want to go camping doesn’t mean you have to actually go anywhere. Set up your family tent in the backyard and enjoy a night under the stars with the whole family! You can bring out the grill and cook up hot dogs together, or enjoy some s’mores if you have a fire pit. One or two s’mores is definitely enough to get us outside in a sleeping bag!