While some families traditionally leave Dad alone on Father's Day, what better way to celebrate what it means to be a father than to have a day full of family fun?
Sure, Dad can sleep in and have a lazy breakfast, but an activity for the whole family -- if only for a couple of hours -- is a great way to make some wonderful memories. Better yet, plan a series of shorter activities or events.
Maybe you enjoy two fun activities with Dad, and then leave him to watch the game for a while, and get back together for a terrific family dinner (or some other variation). Make sure you ask Dad what he'd really like to do, of course, and keep plans realistic for all family members -- especially the youngest in the bunch.
If Dad likes to golf or fish, by all means, golf or fish -- though maybe it's mini-golf and pond fishing instead of 18 holes or a deep-sea excursion. Also consider other options such as an indoor climbing gym, a scenic family bike ride, some fun at the local batting cages or some structured activites. Maybe Dad prefers to go unstructured and explore a local park or the tidepools at the beach. No matter what it is, getting active as a family on Father's Day is a great way to make it memorable.
During your day of Dad-focused family fun, keep your camera out and active, too. Record all you do and follow up the day by printing out a favorite picture or even creating a photo album. Making fun on Father's Day is making memories, too, for all of you, and a record of your day together is a wonderful keepsake.
Father's Day isn't just for Dad... it's for all of us, really. Make it a fun day for him -- and the whole family.
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