In contrast to Mother's Day, Father's Day seems to fall on the same day in most countries. June 17, the world over, we will celebrate our dads! If you recall, a few weeks back, we talked about Mother's Day Activities, and these activities can easily be adapted for Father's Day as well.
Additionally, we've put together a list of our favourite Father's Day crafts and activities to engage in with your little ones this year!
Father's Day Craft Ideas
Dad You Rock Card
Go for a stroll in the garden or the park and get your kid to pick out their favourite rocks, then craft dad a 'punny' card he'll get a real chuckle out of! Brought to you by Jill Dubien.
This adorable handmade cellphone case by Jen Kossowan is sure to make papa smile, and this way, he will always have his family close.
What would Father's Day be without a handmade mug? I Heart Arts n Crafts brings you this easy idea for creating a personalized dad mug.
I love the result of this foot print plate by Mrs Wiggle Bottom. It is simply precious, and dad will be able to cherish it for years to come.
Handmade pillow case
Here is another handmade pillow case using a different technique than the one we talked about in our Mother's Day post. From the blog Mama Papa Buba, this DIY pillow case by Jen Kossowan is easily customized with a message of your little one's choosing.
With this gift, dad can always keep his little one close at "hand". A touching custom Father's Day craft idea courtesy of Grey House Harbor.
DIY Hand Painted Craft
The kids will love painting their own unique tie for dad, and can explore their creativity in the process! A sure fire favourite by Every Day Dishes.
Father's Day Banner
If you and your littles want to go all out and decorate, try making this lively handmade Father's Day banner by Modern Parents Messy Kids.
We Love Dad Shadow Photo
I LOVE this idea by Crafty Gator. Frame a photograph for Father's Day, but not just any photograph... One with a very special message made from shadows! Come to think of it, this craft would've been right at home in our recent post on Shadow Art.
For more fun dad day craft ideas, check out our Pinterest board: Father's Day Crafts!
Father's Day Activities for the Whole Family
Temperatures are rising, and what could be better than spending the day or the weekend out with the family? Make time for quality time this Father's Day with one of these family friendly activities:
Go on a Camping Trip
Whether it's in your backyard, a campground, or truly out in the wild, who doesn't love camping — roasted marshmallows and barbecuing over an open fire non-negotiable!
What better way to enjoy the great outdoors than by going for a simple hike. Hiking is such a great way to spend time together as a family while also being active. Let dad choose the hike... It's his special day after all.
Offer Him a Massage
It's a little known secret that dads enjoy massages just as much as moms do. While he is getting a massage, you can steal time to prepare a special dinner or put together any other surprises you have planned for the day.
Read your Favourite Book
With the crazy weekly schedule, it can be hard to stop and read a book all together as a family. So why not use the excuse of Father's Day to take the time to sit, relax, cuddle and read your favourite book all together? If you need some ideas, browse our Story Time posts!
Spend One-On-One Time
Take your dad out on a date and spend some nice time together. Go to a restaurant, a museum, a movie... Or all three! And enjoy an extra special awesome day together.
Make a Father's Day Breakfast in Bed or Brunch
Once again, breakfast in bed isn't just something that moms enjoy. Whip up some crepes and freshly squeezed orange juice and surprise your special man with a tasty breakfast or brunch after he has slept in to his heart's content! Need a recipe? Here's how you can make delicious french crepes.
Happy Father's Day!
What's your favourite Father's Day craft or activity? I would love to hear what you like to do to make the day extra special for your family. Share with me in the comments below :)