Celebrating Father's Day

Author: one tough job

Father’s Day is a special day when families thank the father figures in their life, whether it's dads, grandfathers, or caregivers. Here are some fun ways to get your kids involved in the celebration.

Go on a picnic

Even if it’s in your own backyard, dad will have fun spending time outside with the kids. If your kids are old enough, have them help prepare his favorite food to enjoy.

Make dad laugh

Have your kids answer "dad questions" like “what’s dad’s favorite thing to do?” or “what does daddy do for work?” Your kids, especially the little ones, will have surprising and hilarious things to say such as “Papa’s favorite thing to do is laundry.”

Help dad out

Have the kids join dad for some age-appropriate chores. He will appreciate the help and get to spend more time with the kids.

Do some arts and crafts

This simple paper chain speaks volumes and can be kept for years to come.

What you need:

    • Small rectangles of paper
    • Pen/pencil
    • Glue, staples, tape, etc.


  1. Have your children write what they love most about dad on slips of paper.
  2. Create a "link" of the chain by attaching the ends of the paper with glue, staples, etc.
  3. Connect other "links" together to create a chain.
  4. Give to dad!

Capture the moment

Have the kids decorate a frame for dad and then, on Father’s Day, take a picture together as a family. Now dad has a framed photo he can keep to remind him of how special the day was.

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