Father’s Day is this Sunday (June 20th)! And it’s the perfect time to show off your kid’s crafty and creative side all while saying, “Thanks for being you!” And in turn, you’re giving dads the gift of time and a meaningful experience together (also, handmade treasures are one-of-a-kind, just like dads). So, here are a few ideas to get you started to celebrate all the father figures in your life:
Crafts to make for Dad:
Graphic poster: turn a drawing into oversized art
Handmade trophy: to tell Dad he’s #1
Handprint card: Hands down, best Dad ever!
My Dad Rocks paperweight: fun, funny, and functional
Friendship bracelets: yes, Dad can be your best friend!
Kid-made mug: because coffee and Dad go hand-in-hand
Origami bowtie: to make Dad feel fancy
Watercolor poetry page: for all the ways we love Dad
Father’s Day coupon book: for all the ways you can reward Dad now and in the future
Crafts to make with Dad:
All About My Dad: use this printable to answer fun questions about Dad
Lego Memory Jar: for building and making memories with Dad
Father’s Day felt pennants: create your favorite “Dad” slogan
Feed the birds: for the nature-loving Dad, build your own bird feeder together
Build a skyscraper: marshmallows and toothpicks are all you need!
Activities to do as a family to celebrate Dad:
Family superlatives: use this Q&A to determine who is who in your family
Family movie night: snuggle up and pick a flick the whole family will enjoy
Go on a long walk together
Prepare a home-cooked meal together (preferably Dad’s favorite food!)
Head outside for some lawn games: draw hopscotch with chalk on your driveway; throw a baseball around; grab the hose and spray each other down
Have a dance party/karaoke night: turn it up and dance it out!
Play family games: Go Fish, Charades, War, Twister…anything goes!
Make a fort, the old fashioned way (think pillows, sheets, blankets)
Picnic outdoors: bring the home-cooked meal made, head outdoors, and spread out on the lawn