Celebrating Dads at Home this Father’s Day
Father’s Day is fast approaching and you know what that means… An extra special day to make dads and father figures feel extra special!
This year has been a tough one for many families, and you might be finding it tricky to celebrate in the way you would like to. With that in mind, we’re delivering some ideas that don’t require you to leave your local area to celebrate!
Perform a live show
You can’t get tickets for comedy, sports or musicians for dad this Father’s Day, but you could still treat him to a live show experience! Get creative and put together a fun performance of your own; you could do a comedy routine of funny jokes (dads love dad jokes after all!), perform a song dad loves, or show off some other amazing talents. Don’t forget to provide him with a hand-crafted ticket to the special event too.
Plan a camping trip
Camping is a fun pastime that the whole family can enjoy, and often dads love to camp. You might not be allowed to head away to a favourite camping spot, but maybe you can find one in your very own backyard! Pitch the tent, gather wood for a fire and get the marshmallows toasting as you enjoy your own camping trip at home. Haven’t got much room out the back? Not to worry – you can still find a spot in the house to unroll sleeping bags and even put a tent up to recreate the camping experience.
Off to the movies
Instead of missing out on a trip to the movies, why not bring the cinema experience to dad? Heat up the popcorn and favourite movie snacks, set up the chairs or couches in the lounge, turn the lights off and put on dad’s favourite movies! Children could even make movie tickets to complete the experience!
Portraits of dads
Seeing yourself through your child’s eyes at various stages of their lives is something to treasure. Support children in getting crafty and creating a portrait of their dad for Father’s Day. This might be a painting, a drawing or even an air-drying clay sculpture. Don’t forget to mark the year on it, so you can remember how old children were when it was created (and how young dad was!).
If you are an Early Childhood Educator, we would also love to help you make sure your centre’s fathers feel extra special on this day. At Bonkers Beat Music Kinder, despite all restrictions, we’ll make this occasion a day to remember! A virtual Father’s and a Special Person’s morning tea party will be hosted by our educators. The children’s presentation is going to be live-streamed to all parents, including grandparents and extended families to enjoy. This presentation will be followed by a “Zoom” group catch up and at the end of the day, the children will take their special gifts home, to make this day even more memorable.
Wishing all the dads, father figures and male role models in children’s lives a very Happy Father’s Day!
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