Fathers day activities for a memorable day
Father’s Day is around the corner and we are sure your Amazon cart must already be full of gifts you would want to gift your old man. In case you haven’t been able to make up your mind yet or are slightly broke, we’ve compiled together a list of things that might be helpful.
Disclaimer: There’s a common element in all these gifts though, your time.
Although we strongly agree that no matter the day, or the date — your love towards your father shouldn’t vary but as the norm suggests, the day is the perfect opportunity to express your gratitude and love for your father. We have the exact mix of activities that you can plan and indulge into with your father to make this day extra special for him.
Let’s dive into a list of extracurricular activities that are absolutely perfect to bring the entire family together on this special occasion. We bet that’s what your father wants and wouldn’t be happier to see the entire family together celebrating this joyous day.
List of fathers day activities that you can try at home:
- Cooking together or a Cook-off
Cook your dad an extra memorable meal by putting up a menu of all his favourite dishes. If your dad loves to cook, let him take the reign and do some cooking for the entire family. Either way, it’s going to be memorable. If you want to double the fun, plan to cook the meal for the day together. Bon Appetit!
Together, the two of you will surely whip and plate up some amazing food — plus a fun mess, lots of laughter, and gossips and are obvious!
2. Board games — Game night
In this fast-paced world, families don’t get time to come together and spend time with each other. So, let’s make Father’s Day one such occasion by organising a board games night. You can play games like monopoly, ludo, picnic, snakes and ladders, chess, Jenga, or even card games.
We are sure your dad will love this indoor celebration as it will take him back to his childhood days.
3. Movie Marathon — Binge your favourites!
Which dad doesn’t love watching movies? Surprise your father by organising a movie marathon including all the movies he loves and we are sure he will enjoy everything you have planned on watching. Make popcorn, add on some of his favourite snacks to the menu, dim the lights, throw in some blankets and settle in for a cozy night filled with movies and absolute fun.
4. Storytelling- A peek into nostalgia
The truth is nothing delights a father more than sharing his childhood stories with his children. Ask him about his teenage days or some memorable experiences and we are pretty sure he will be as excited as a child while sharing them with you. You can also look up some old photo albums and take a trip down memory lane.
Go on a nostalgic ride of story-telling as it can be a meaningful way to feel more connected and closer with your dad, plus reminiscing the old days with him will be quite a delight.
5. Camping and Picnics — Adventure Calling!
Going outdoors, especially hiking or camping might not be possible during the pandemic. But who said you cannot replicate the same experience at home? You definitely can and we will tell you how!
Pick a nice, cozy corner of your house. You can easily rent a tent online or just make one out of bedsheets (do we hear pillow fort? Hell, yeah!), stock on favourite snacks and you are good to go! Spend the night in and ask your father to share his camping stories. If you can’t go out, bring the camp home. A perfect way to connect with your dad during the lockdown time — this activity will definitely leave him spell-bound.
6. Plant a Tree — Celebrate for a cause
If your father is a nature-lover and appreciates acts of services, then there’s no better way to celebrate Father’s Day than planting a tree together. You can plan a tree in your society, nearby gardens, or through social service groups.
Planting a tree is a wonderful way to celebrate Father’s Day, a small deed that will grow memories for years to come.
7. Musical Evening — Play Antakshari
Father’s Day calls for celebration and there’s no better way than to celebrate it with singing and humming songs. The monotonous work routine doesn’t give our dads much time to relax or tap their talents. How many times have you heard your dad humming to some song while reading the newspaper or while listening to the radio? Yes, it happens at everyone’s home.
Father’s Day can be a perfect occasion to set the mood and engage in a musical banter of Antakshari. Let your dad bring out his inner singer and sing his heart out. And guess what? You all can shake your leg too and make the most out of this evening.
8. Take on a task together
Let us rewind back a little to the good ol’ childhood days. Do you remember who held your hand and taught you to walk? Or, who taught you to cycle without falling? Or, who gave you a piggyback rides when you were feeling low?
Learning any activity with dad is fun in its own kind. Because fathers have a way of teaching and getting things done right. Figure out what your dad is good at and tell him you’d like to learn it from him. It can be as simple as cycling together, drawing, exercising, or even DIY activities. He will enjoy doing what he loves, and he will love it more because you are doing it with him.
9. Sign up for an online class together
Fathers spend all their time working, they usually don’t get time to do any fun extracurricular activities. This Father’s Day you can change that. Enroll your dad and yourself in some exciting online courses with Learnpod Academy and get a chance to learn new skills. Think back and try to remember every cool thing he has ever done. If you think of any activity, he has never done before, this is the perfect opportunity to do it. Together.
It will not only be a fun experience but will also help you both to catch up on each other’s lives. Some best ideas could be online meditation classes, yoga workshops, or a magic tricks online course.
No one knows your dad the way you do. So, you’ll know what he will appreciate more than anything. Just remember, nothing is more special than spending quality time with your dad regardless of the activity you plan to do together.
From our family to yours, Happy Father’s Day.